Effective lipase based degreasing agent from TFL28 May 2008
According to TFL, maximum yield is what makes all tanners tick! With Borron DL, TFL have launched a new tool to improve cutting yield by boosting the effect of other special chemicals used in the beamhouse. This leads to an improved lay-out and area yield without making grain or bellies loose.
The product supports the soaking effect and enhances the removal of grease, particularly from the grain. Leather produced with this lipase-based degreasing agent features good uniformity of dyeing and retanning, masking defects and very good inner softness. Treatment with Borron DL optimises scud-loosening and hair removal thus improving fine hair and hair root removal. This lipolytic product is readily biodegradable and facilitates removal and degradation of grease in the effluent treatment plant thus substantially reducing COD values. A further innovation from the range Process costs of ecological leather production can be optimised with a new degreasing agent, Borron DN. This high performing product is an ideal single surfactant solution for all wet processes in a tannery. As it is stable to electrolytes and most vegetable tanning agents this low foaming surfactant removes grease easily in all steps of the leathermaking process. It has a very good soaking effect thus enhancing the penetration of subsequent processes and leading to an improved lay-out and area yield. In addition, the product offers a good cleaning effect because it carries dirt very well, thus improving its removal. In liming the product helps disperse lime thus supporting the opening-up of the hide. This product is free of nonylphenol ethoxylates and more than 90% biodegradable by OECD standards. For further information on either product please contact Jan-Tiest Pelckmans, product marketing manager wet-end; e-mail: jan-tiest.pelckmans@ tfl.com