Bringing life to leather in Shanghai4 August 2011
This year’s display at the ACLE, September 6-8 in Shanghai will continue to develop Stahl’s theme of ‘Bringing LIFE to Leather’.
New to the display will be a section showing a new processing and finishing for performance leathers. This area of leather production is growing in importance and Stahl display caters for aftermarket automotive leathers and for speciality sectors including train and aircraft seats.
The majority of Stahl’s display will draw its inspiration from the autumn/winter 2012-13 trends, colours and effects developed by the Stahl Design Studio in Milan. The main display will showcase white burnish, nappa, vegetals and rugged outdoor fashions. Alongside there will be examples of up and coming trends such as soft box, patents and light leathers.
New products include the use of FI-17-710 and RA-77-150 for a soft cationic sealer coat, and WT-68-403 and WT-16-322 for producing polyurethane top coats for various gloss and effects.
For years now, upgrading has been of huge importance in leather production. A special section of Stahl’s display will focus on its needs. At the centre of this focus will be the Mirage product range.
Stahl’s operations in China are growing in their highly significant importance. The product range manufactured in Suzhou has recently been extended through the addition of a new filler FI-77-603, and resins EX-RU-75-278, RA-77-167 and RC-77-191. Also of considerable importance to the Chinese leather industry, the Guangzhou Technical Centre has recently become Stahl’s first SATRA-certified centre for the provision of technical, fashion and trouble-shooting support.
Throughout the display, there is an active involvement from all departments within Stahl. Wet-End has provided 50% of all the crusts used in the display.