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Syn-Bios: Pigments for brightening the leather industry
Richard Smith | 07 August 2017


Nust Syn Bios stand at APLF 2017

On a buzzing second day of APLF 2017 and on an equally busy stand of Syn-Bios, APLF conducted an enlightening interview with Enrico Gastadello, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of this leading Italian pigment company.


Intense interview with COO Enrico Gastadello

Established in 1988 in Arzignano by Mr Gastadello’s father, in Italy’s and Europe’s main tanning area, and is now located in the nearly town of Montebello.

The company is particularly strong in R+D and develops products for the Italian and international tanning industry that are sold worldwide.

Syn-Bios produces a complete range of products for the tanning and finishing of leather but is focused mainly on dyes and colorants for all possible tannery applications when it comes to finishing leather and can manufacture and supply the exact pigment and colour fastness required by the tannery.

The company prides itself in the production of pigments with highly specialized laboratories and advanced production facilities that ensure high quality standards and the best chemical-physical fastness and colour strength.

Complete lines are offered for the production of automotive, technical, classic and fashion items. The range includes: water-based pigments; solvent-based pigments; transparent pigments; metalized pigments; pearlescent pigments; fluorescent pigments; thermochromic and photochromic pigments.

Mr Gastadello explained that South America is an important market for Syn-Bios and they have representative offices in Franca and Novo Hamburgo for the Brazilian and Argentine markets. Europe is another important market for the company as well as supplying important customers in India, China and the S.E. Asian region. Syn-Bios covers all major markets.

Syn-Bios has introduced an advanced system of dyeing to the industry using their recently developed inks. The inks can be used in the drum to attain various levels of colour fastness which, according to Mr Gastadello, is very important for the automotive upholstery industry. These inks were first presented in 2015 at Lineapelle.

Three years ago Syn-Bios decided to return to exhibit at APLF due to the growing importance of the Asian market. Mr Gastadello stated that the fair is very active and they are extremely satisfied with APLF. Feedback and further enquiries normally come after the fair and have to be followed-up. APLF thanks Mr Gastadello for taking time out to be interviewed on a very busy Day 2 of APLF Leather 2017.

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