Zschimmer & Schwarz

Zschimmer & Schwarz is a reliable partner for customers throughout the entire leather production process that ranges from beamhouse operations to finishing.

We offer customised solutions which combine the highest quality with customer-oriented service – in other words, “Chemistry tailor-made”.

Zschimmer & Schwarz is a global supplier of chemical auxiliaries and specialities headquartered in Lahnstein near Koblenz, Germany. The family business was founded in Chemnitz in 1894 and is positioned across industries with different business divisions. The company develops, produces and distributes tailor-made chemical auxiliaries for the leather, fur, ceramic, textile and chemical fibre industries. Manufacturers of cleaning agents, personal care products, paints and coatings, lubricants and industrial applications all over the world trust in the company’s chemical specialities as well. The Zschimmer & Schwarz Group comprises 30 companies in 16 countries on five continents, 22 of which have their own
production facilities.
 
Leather Auxiliaries Division
 In addition to customers from the automotive leather and shoe upper leather markets, our business division serves tanners around the world who manufacture leather for the clothing, bag, furniture and fur industries. Our product range covers the entire leather production process and includes fatliquors, retanning agents, surfactants as well as speciality chemicals for finishing. These products allow our customers to create ideal leather characteristics for their needs, such as softness, volume, structure and touch. We make use of modern research and development laboratories, a fully equipped test tannery and several production sites to provide specific solutions for the customers’ requirements, which vary considerably depending on fashions and trends. Highly specialised leather technicians, who are in touch with existing and potential customers worldwide, offer first-class technical service to supplement the high-performance product range.
 

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