The LWG (Leather Working Group) association, which works to make the leather sector an ecological and sustainable benchmark, has published some articles about the need to restrict products that cause deforestation at an alarming rate as it happens with quebracho trees.

According to the reports of the LWG it is essential to avoid the continuous clearing of trees and to have a good control of traceability of raw materials to achieve a leather 100% free of deforestation in the future nearby. Furthermore, the LWG’s list of sustainable development goals, at point n. 15, promotes the implementation of sustainable management of all types of forests and to stop deforestation (read the full article here).

QUIMSER team is committed to a biodegradable and environmentally friendly future by using products with a high proportion of tanning agent like quebracho but without damaging the ecosystem. Accordingly, our product SERTAN VHM is a good example of this type of vegetable extracts in which the felling of trees is not necessary to get the tanning powder.

SERTAN VHM is a quebracho type vegetable extract, powdery and reddish-brown, highly recommended for sole articles. It guarantees an excellent tanning power and great uniformity to the entire skin. It gives good compactness to the fibre structure providing firm grains with pleasant feel. In addition, it is freely soluble in water, obtaining very uniform baths with no mud.

It is completely biodegradable and free of formaldehyde.  With SERTAN VHM we obtain leathers with very good dye intensity and uniformity. The recommended doses range between 15% and 40% depending on the desired fullness, hardness and compactness.



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