Chrome-free leather with improved environmental profile. Used
for furniture, seating and upholstered products.
Soft and pliable semi-aniline leather tanned without the use of
chromium, pentachlorophenol (PCP) or formaldehyde.
Manufacture is accredited to ISO 14001 and 9001. Better
environmental outcomes and product quality are gained at all stages
of growth and production of the hide compared with commercial
leather production. Product quality is improved, and wastage
reduced, by the fact that fewer hide blemishes occur as barbed wire
is not used in Scandinavia. Environmental gains are generated in
production: an enzyme treatment is used for de-hairing hides; the
tanning process uses vegetable or organic tanning agents i.e.
carbon dioxide is used instead of nitrogen and ammonium salts; only
non AZO, non AOX and non Benzidine solvent free dyes are used. The
production process is 30-40% more water and energy efficient than
EU standards. All packaging can be recycled.
Elmosoft also has third party eco label certification
from the Lederinstitut Gerberschule Reutlingen in Germany (leather
training, testing and research institute). This certifies it has
been produced in an environmentally responsible way and tested for
hazardous substances (Test No. L 037/03).
Product is available in 42 colours.
Information last verified on: 09th