The discovery of a new prototype tanning agent

buckthorn berries on branches, close-up. green leaves

The research company SN Botanicals is an expert in bio-based products. It discovered that it could use a substance in the leaves of the sea buckthorn plant as the basis for a new tanning agent.

In the leather industry, there are many opportunities to increase the sustainability of the processes. One example is the use of the sea buckthorn plant as a tanning agent. The company Smit & Zoon already uses sea buckthorn. It is a sustainable, plant-based alternative to using chrome to tan leather. Smit & Zoon is ambitious. The company is tackling social and ecological problems in the entire supply chain.

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