Renewability Finishing

Codyeco`s range of renewable finishing products

Codyeco, as part of the Royal Smit & Zoon company, promotes the use of leather chemicals based on renewable ingredients and innovate new chemicals with more renewability. The final aim is to have leather chemicals that are completely based on renewable origins. Codyeco aims that those innovative new renewables or bio-based (fully or partially) leather chemicals provide excellent leather performance. In addition, they can be easily handled by tanneries during the leather-making process and can be processed well in the effluent treatment with a minimal environmental footprint.

In Finishing Codyeco has developed now for leather goods, footwear, and furniture upholstery a number of (partial) biobased products. The new Finishing Bio-Based products are an ideal starting point to replace petrochemical-based products and to enable to produce the same high-quality leathers as with existing, commonly available Finishing products. Although not yet fully bio-based or renewable and not yet usable for all types of leather articles it is the first major step.

Circularity goal

Ultimately, Codyeco also aims that the leather chemicals we provide for leather making enable full circularity. Codyeco is innovating and each drop makes a difference and we are in for the long run. Our new higher renewable chemicals enable us to make more sustainable eco-design leather goods and footwear and are a major element in our contribution towards the UN SDG goal no. 12 to ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

Our Finishing products for high renewability

In the existing leather finishing portfolio Codyeco offers the following new coating products which we recommend for high renewability of bio-based origin:

ChemicalLevel of renewability
CoatingsNote: most products in the market available currently are fully petrochemical-based and with no renewability.
Cody bind 72385.50%
Cody bind 73292%
Cody Bind 74170%
Cody Bind 78470%
Cody Bind 70079.80%
Cody Bind K 78195%
Cody Bind K 79175%
Smitpro K 117060%
LA 520975%
LA 533094%
LA 536860.80%
LC A 7790%
LC 534067%
LC 538483.50%
LV 533788%
LV 534246.80%
LV 563387.50%
LV 566786%
LV 576587%
Dukoil PL40%
Dukoil WW72.90%
Cody Oil K 1029100%
Cody Oil 103450%
Smitoil 110271.50%
Smitoil 111597.50%
Smitoil N 110175%
Cody Wax 49599%
Cody Wax 42173.50%
Smitwax 123648.60%
Snower X 90048%
Carterx 10096.60%
Bright Black LP78.50%
Modifikator KE/L53.50%
Modifikator TC48%
Smitfeel 3282 S100%
Basemask N 551933,25%
Smitbase K 501261%
Cody Soft 211166%
Smitlac NYW 762345%
Smitlac MW 700675%
E.Lack 2022F85%
E.Lack 201885%
Smitlac MW 744769%
Cody Pur BIO 10052%
Cody Top BIO 20060%

ZDHC level 3 certified

All of these products will be or are ZDHC Level 3 certified. The renewability is calculated based on our production recipes (raw material composition) and information provided for the ingredients by our suppliers. As with the raw materials, the calculation is based on the active matter only.

Codyeco as part of the Smit & Zoon company continues to develop better renewable leather finishing products. We can support leather makers to find the right performance on each aspect of the leather including durability and maximize the use of more bio-based or renewable products.

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