Home / Knowledge / News / Snow adds sparkle to Stahl's training course at BSLTC
Snow adds sparkle to Stahl's training course at BSLTC
19
Apr '10
This year's Leather Finishing Training Course run by Stahl at the BSLTC in Northampton, England had an added sparkle, thanks to the weather in the UK. Snow, ice and bitter cold was an unusual scenario for the 14 students from India, Pakistan, Uganda,France, Italy and Kenya.

But it didn't dampen their enthusiasm for a course which showed them the basic principles of leather finishing and the ways in which finishing products could be used in formulations. The course was run by Wolfgang Schmälzle, an expert from Stahl's Leather Finishing Centre in Waalwijk, Netherlands. He says, “The students really liked it because there was enough freedom for them to create their own leathers.”

Wolfgang was ably assisted by Paul Evans and Chris Barnard, members of BSLTC staff, whose practical knowledge of finishing and the use of BSLTC's machinery was invaluable in ensuring that the course ran smoothly. Each day followed a similar two-part pattern. The mornings concentrated on the theory of finishing.The afternoons provided practical work. Wolfgang covered many aspects of finishing including automotive leathers, and full and corrected grains with special reference to waterproof finishes.

Leather finishing is often not as straightforward as might be imagined. Wolfgang talked about some of the more difficult aspects, including colour matching and related metamerism under different lighting conditions and other potential problems.

Recent developments in technology formed the subject of a number of discussions and the students were especially interested in Stahl's views on NMP-free automotive finishes. Looking back on previous years, Wolfgang says that he felt that this year he could really see the benefits of recent investment at the BSLTC, continuing the improvements he has seen in the available technical equipment year by year.

Stahl Holdings bv

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

UK's National Living Wage to be £7.50 from April 2017

The National Living Wage in the UK for workers aged 25 and above is...

Textiles | On 23rd Mar 2017

Trutzschler launches Toyota-Truetzschler comber machine

Trutzschler, one of the world's leading textile machinery...

Jeff Bezos (L) and Amancio Ortega. Courtesy: Forbes

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Mar 2017

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is world's 3rd richest man

The biggest gainer and the third richest man on the Forbes' 31st...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Marazban F Velati
Sutlej Textiles & Industries limited

No training can be effective till the candidate believes in it.

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search