Donald T. Pine

Chemtan President

President's Message

2017 mid-year

Chemtan's focus places extreme emphasis on customer service throughout our operations from technical service to ultimately product supply & delivery.

There are global forces at play driving business towards e-commerce and the leather business is no exception. This trend intensifies the need for increased operational speed but also means higher degrees of market volatility and competition. Supply chains become more critical as well as inventories and length of shipment times.

In 2016-2017, Chemtan’s business model grew with:
• High quality, stable products available at competitive price levels.
• More streamlined, less bureaucracy impeding shipment turn over times to world- wide destinations.
• A newly expanded research staff which has doubled in size for new product development.
• Dedicated technical staff expanded to manage the ever-increasing regulatory complexities and to remain in compliance with all Local, State and Federal requirements.
A new, Finished Goods shipping facility combined with customer service staff to improve inventory management controls/ speed of shipping and accuracy.
• Realignment of manufacturing to increase product output, improve manufacturing efficiencies and implement higher levels of process controls.
• Added leather processing and testing equipment to support new product development.
• Newly acquired inventory management and purchasing software systems integrated with bar coding.
• Fully engaged and members of the LWG -Leather Working Group and the newly formed ZDHC - Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals.

In 2016-2017 Chemtan’s Community involvement included:
• Supporting the local Food Pantry,
• Fireman's Toys for Tots program.
• Local YMCA supporter,
• Support of the Norris Cotton Cancer Research Center through the Annual Prouty fund raiser.
• Funding support for qualified degree programs for employees.
• Annual scholarship award for a qualified Exeter High School graduate pursuing a degree in the field of Science.

Current market trends will greatly affect how we do business as part of the supply chains in the immediate future with respect to speed to manufacture, where we manufacture, and ultimately product delivery around the world. Chemtan continues to support international business and the community we live and work in.

Thank you to our employees, our customers and suppliers.

Respectfully,
Donald Pine
Chemtan President

Product Highlight

 
New tool to make chrome free leathers - CHEMTAN® M-5
Let’s make white leather together.

Chemtan® M-5 is a novel approach to making chrome free leathers. It is non-yellowing, making it supremely suited for white athletic and automotive leathers. But it also imparts numerous reactive sites needed to make bright and dark shades.

Chemtan® M-5 is a newly engineered chrome free tanning agent designed to replace aldehyde and aluminum tans.

Leathers tanned using the Chemtan® M-5 have significantly improved shrink temperatures compared to alternative chrome free options. Typically achieving 75°C.
 
Efficient iron stain remover - CHEMTAN® R-20
Don’t let iron stains cut into your profits. Protect your leather with a high efficient chelate - Chemtan® R-20.

The chelate equivalence of the Chemtan® R-20 is 65% more effective to iron than EDTA.

Chemtan® R-20 offers ideal protection for your automotive and other high veg leathers.
 
Versatile retanning polymer - CHEMTAN® R-108
Sometimes smaller is better. This is certainly the case when it comes to developing a leather retanning polymer needed to selectively fill the flanks and empty areas of your skins.

Chemtan® R-108 is a versatile retanning polymer which can be used to produce a wide range of leathers, from soft glove and nappa leather to firm shoe upper.

Chemtan® R-108 is has a low pH and anionic charge. It is chrome stable and is normally added before the rechrome.

Chemtan® R-108 improves the break without compromising lightfastness. Leathers retanned with Chemtan® R-108 are also more receptive to impregnation.
 
Finish oil that does not compromise waterproof - CHEMOL® 588
No one says that finishing waterproof leather is easy but what if you had a finish oil that didn’t compromise waterproofing physicals?

Chemol® 588 is a versatile finish oil. It provides a permanent rich feel and a moderate degree of darkening that does not fade over time.

What makes Chemol® 588 truly unique is that it is excellent for use on waterproof crusts and will maintain all waterproofing properties. No more sacrificing water absorptions just to get feel.

Chemol® 588 can be applied using either a hot or a cold rollcoater depending on your desired application amounts or needs.
 
Safe, effective alternative to formic acid - CHEMTAN® ECO-FIX
Let’s improve worker safety by making 1 simple change: How you fix your chemicals.

When it comes to your retan one of the most critical control points is how you fix the retan, dyes, and fatliquors.

Chemtan® Eco-Fix, helps you safely adjust the pH and fix your chemicals to the leather.

Chemtan® Eco-Fix is the safe, effective alternative to Formic Acid.

It is safe and effective on waterproof leathers and has been shown to be as effective in fixation based on COD analysis.

New tool to make chrome free leathers - CHEMTAN® M-5

Let’s make white leather together.

Chemtan® M-5 is a novel approach to making chrome free leathers. It is non-yellowing, making it supremely suited for white athletic and automotive leathers. But it also imparts numerous reactive sites needed to make bright and dark shades.

Chemtan® M-5 is a newly engineered chrome free tanning agent designed to replace aldehyde and aluminum tans.

Leathers tanned using the Chemtan® M-5 have significantly improved shrink temperatures compared to alternative chrome free options. Typically achieving 75°C.