Chemical company Stahl has opened a new state-of-the-art Dyes Centre of Excellence in Thane, Mumbai, focusing on the testing and development of existing and new dyestuffs. With the opening of this new dyes centre, Stahl is able to meet and exceed the international quality standards in the leather industry by offering the newest global solutions.

"The decision to open this Dyes Centre of Excellence is fully in line with our position as industry leader in the Wet-End leather segment," explains CEO Huub van Beijeren, who formally inaugurated the center. "Furthermore, this center will become a hub for testing and maintaining the quality of dyestuffs in line with any international norms and beyond. Here we will focus on high-end analysis of leather dyes and new product development to support the Wet-End leather segment", adds Tuncay Deriner, Managing Director of Stahl India and IPB region. Stahl is quality-conscious and the center will ensure that only fully-tested quality dyes ranges are supplied to the customers.

State of the art testing

The new center is equipped with state-of-the-art machines to cater to customers’ needs. "It provides us with the opportunity to perform physical testing, computerized color value analysis, impurity profile by thin layer Chromatography, as well as all standard leather processing operational processes", Sopan Zope – Dyes Development Manager – explains.

Stahl strongly believes in working closely with clients and partners to provide tailor-made solutions that address all challenges in technical performance, sustainability and aesthetics. Thanks to its global presence, with 9 R&D centres, 11 manufacturing sites and 41 application labs, the chemical company is always nearby with smart and sustainable solutions.