PRODUCTS & S ER V ICES
SUSTAINABLE LEATHER TANNING
Wollsdorf has developed a new sustainable tanning method
to make leather an even more sustainable option
Real leather products are synonymous
with durability, sustainability and
natural quality. Bovine raw hides are
a by-product of the meat and dairy
industries, and if these hides were not
processed by tanneries, they would be
discarded, putting additional strain on
the environment. The leather tanning
industry harvests, refines and transforms
these hides into sustainable, valuable
products, making leather production
a perfect example of upcycling.
Leather production is subject to strict
environmental restrictions. Tremendous
advancements are being made with
regards to R&D, and therefore modern,
responsible tanneries like Wollsdorf
Leather are very environmentally friendly.
Wollsdorf Leather applies its high
standards to all its sites worldwide.
process is that it uses minimal amounts
of water and energy, which makes its
natural leather products even more
sustainable. There is also good news
for design departments: the BrighTan
process can create nearly white leather,
as well as bright and intense colours.
Wollsdorf Leather has been producing
bovine leather for aviation for more than
30 years. The BrighTan process can be
used for all its aviation leather products,
whether lightweight or standard ranges,
and its finishing systems incorporate the
Evo+ anti-bacterial treatment. Wollsdorf
offers warranties of up to eight years.
Just because it’s wood, that doesn’t make it a perfect fit. Lonseal goes beyond traditional
wood elements and studies human needs to achieve perfect wood designs
formulation that improves
infection control, while
GreenAir provides low
VOC for improved cabin
an aviation industry
leader because of the
Featherweight feature in its
flooring products, which makes
them up to 30% lighter than standard NTF
(non-textile flooring) products, with a
high strength-to-weight ratio.
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A lot has changed since the world’s first
commercial airline took off in 1914. Wood
design is gaining the attention of many
aircraft owners because of its dual
purpose: it can make an aircraft interior
feel more luxurious and it can also
provide a calming effect. However, weight
is a major factor when designing aircraft
interiors, so real wood is not an option.
Lonseal sheet vinyl flooring is considered
by some to be the best option for woodlook
flooring in aircraft cabins.
Lonseal designs and manufactures
sheet vinyl flooring for a range of aircraft.
The Cirrus Collection offers realistic
wood-looks, from intricate grain details
to the unique characteristics of real
wood, replicating its timeless beauty.
Tanning has evolved over the years
and become more and more sustainable.
The latest evolution is BrighTan,
Wollsdorf’s innovative tanning process.
Bright tanning represents the stateof
the-art in tanning and combines the
functionality of modern leathers with
ecological values. The tanning agent used
is based on natural raw materials and
the process is completely free of heavy
metals, chrome and glutaraldehyde.
Another benefit of Wollsdorf’s production
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The Cirrus Collection has
three options. Lonvirga is
a classic wood-grain look
that adds a design touch,
particularly to lavatories
and private cabins.
Lonmistral is a linear
pattern that is visually lively,
yet brings a touch of class and
warmth to an otherwise sterile
interior. Finally, Loncontrail resembles
a natural striated wood-look, with a
Lonseal products meet REACH criteria,
and the flooring range also meets FAA
requirements. All products in the aircraft
collections come with GreenMedic and
GreenAir. GreenMedic is an antimicrobial
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