Sustainability without Compromise
Qualus helps tanneries save costs, lower their environmental footprint and improve quality in leather production
Sustainability Shouldn’t Get In The Way Of Quality
We know tanners face pressure to lower their environmental footprint, governments are tightening standards and designer brands, often in response to consumer activism, are increasingly requiring tanners to prove environmental credentials through certification programs.
How do you do that without lowering the quality of your product or increasing production costs?
Qualus’ patented system enables tanneries to reduce their environmental footprint while also improving product quality and increasing profits.
In demonstrations with over 20 tanneries worldwide, our system has reduced water usage by 30% to 40% and reduced chemical usage by 10% to 15% in retanning while improving leather aesthetics and enhancing technical properties of the finished product. These savings can boost profit margins by 40%-90% resulting in payback within 6 months, on the initial investment by a tannery.
A New Paradigm for Leather Production
The Qualus Modular System
Our Tanners’ Experience
“With the constraints on water, Qualus have created the technology that must be adopted by the industry.”
Managing Director of automotive tannery in Mexico
“Many promise water and chemicals savings but the leather is not good enough. In your case, the leather is good.”
Head of Operations of automotive tannery in Europe
“We found no difference between Qualus and the control leather. So we shipped it straight to production.”
Leather R&D Coordinator for Luxury Goods Brand in Italy
Automotive Leather – Leon, Mexico
Leon has grown rapidly as a hub for automotive leather production over the last twenty years. With its proximity to the US, it’s an ideal place for suppliers to the automotive industry. A major problem, however, is consistent access to water. Tanneries throughout the city rely on daily shipments by water tankers which are often delayed. By substantially reducing the quantity of water required for retanning, Qualus’ system can help automotive tanners overcome the daily challenges of production in water constrained areas while still delivering the demanding technical standards for automotive leather.
Footwear Leather – Santa Croce, Italy
Perhaps more than anywhere else in the world, leather production in Italy is an art that is zealously protected by tanners. Leading designers from across the world flock to Lineapelle to source the best leather. For Italian tanners and their customers, improved environmental credentials, and lower costs are worthless if the quality of leather doesn’t meet the desired standard. Qualus’ unique patented system has successfully produced leather for a broad range of footwear applications, including for high end luxury brands, while significantly reducing water and chemicals for retanning.
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