WEESP, 28 JULY 2020 – Premium Retanning just got a new name: Optitan. Smit & Zoon is proud to announce the introduction of a retanning solution that minimizes cost per hide, reduces the environmental impact, and optimizes retanning results. Optitan offers state-of-the-art leather performance in tightness, softness, fullness, dyeing, heat yellowing, and lightfastness profiles.
The Optitan range offers four newly developed products, which are designed for the best possible results. Thanks to their high active content, Optitan retanning agents enable a reduction in application dosage. This leads to a reduction in the cost spent per hide and decreases the environmental footprint. A clever combination of improvements have contributed to this new solution:

  • Transport efficiency: optimized use of space per container and more efficiently loaded trucks
  • Reduced stock: you need less product to achieve similar results.
  • Fewer bags to be handled.
  • Less packaging needed: reduced plastic waste.

A drop on three levels
The levels of COD, salinity, electric conductivity, and free monomers ending up in wastewater all reduce significantly with Optitan, as well as the amount of Total Dispensed Solids. All Optitan products meet the latest emission requirements and are suitable for application for automotive, shoe uppers, bag leather, garments, and upholstery. Besides, the four varieties of the product provide their specific benefits for retanning.
A drop makes a difference. Optitan’s drop is visible on three levels: leather performance, cost reduction, and environmental impact. If you want to know more about the Optitan’s solutions, go to www.smitwet-end.com/optitan or contact your Smit leather technician.