“We want to offer the most innovative and best products so that our customers can bring top products to the market.” – Corium CEO Eduard Blesius
Corium sees itself as the specialist for chemical-technical aids for products for the leather processing industry. From the very beginning, the main focus was on products that were water-based, i.e. free of solvents. While our customers were initially almost exclusively shoe manufacturers, we have also used our knowledge and experience to serve other leather processing industries, such as bag, belt and clothing manufacturers.
A logical consequence of our work with the shoe manufacturers was to also offer our products to the shoe manufacturers’ own brands as care products in small containers. For example, we were able to successfully offer some of our creams in practical tubes and have also launched an environmentally friendly, propellant-free packaging for sprays (e.g. our impregnations).
More gloss, more matt effect, better grip, stronger impregnation effect – the list of customer wishes could be extended at will. The adaptation of the products to a natural product such as leather takes time, experience, a lot of know-how and a laboratory in which extensive tests can be carried out with modern equipment.
In addition to the requirements that leather itself places on the products, it is also important during development to find the optimum mixture for the customer, taking into account the application technology. Sprays are preferred in some places, while other manufacturers are increasingly using creams.
In our laboratory we are constantly developing new products which meet the changing requirements of our customers but which are also necessary due to changing legislation (keyword: REACH). The interaction between customers who set the pace for what is desired, suppliers who present their knowledge and their new products, and the examination of ecological feasibility, not only results in products, but solutions that give our customers the security of using materials that comply with legal requirements not only now, but also in the future. We are happy to do that without solvents and are developing aqueous systems.