Join us for an insightful conversation with Global Green Tag at the Australian Waste & Recycling Expo (AWRE). In this exclusive interview, we delve into Emtech's unwavering commitment to sustainability and our innovative approach to environmental stewardship. Discover how our collaboration with Global Green Tag is shaping the future of eco-friendly practices and contributing to a greener world.
EmTech Triumphs at AWRE 2023: Winner of Best Recycled Product
EmTech is thrilled to announce that we have won the esteemed 2023 AWRE Award for Best Recycled Product! Our commitment to sustainability and innovation has not only earned us a nomination but also led us to victory in the waste, recycling, and resource recovery industry. The AWRE Awards honour the latest and most innovative solutions, along with the exceptional individuals and companies leading advancements in waste management and recycling. We are immensely proud to be recognised among such trailblazers. We extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who joined us on Wednesday, 26th July, during the exhibition, and celebrated this significant achievement with us. Your support is invaluable as we continue our journey towards a greener and more sustainable future. For a detailed look at this award and our other recognitions, please click the button below to visit our Awards and Accreditations page. Stay tuned for more exciting updates and announcements from EmTech!View Our Awards
Enviro Hide by EmTech: A Game-Changing Alternative to Traditional Leather
Enviro Hide made waves at Decor + Design 2023 in Melbourne, showcasing its zero-plastic, sustainable innovation to the interior design community. Crafted from recycled leather products, this fully circular material offers a viable alternative to traditional leather, reducing landfill waste and contributing to a greener future.
Its commitment to sustainability has earned prestigious recognitions, including the Global GreenTag PlatinumHEALTH™ HealthRATE™ certification and the Good Design Gold Award. The crowning achievement came when Enviro Hide was named the Best Recycled Product at AWRE 2023.
With these accolades and a successful showcase at Decor + Design 2023, Enviro Hide stands as a testament to EmTech's dedication to sustainable innovation. Steve Layton's insights in his Global Greentag interview further emphasise the company's vision for a better future.
International Awards & Accreditations
World Leading Platinum Health Declaration Material: A Testament to EMTech's Commitment to Health and SustainabilityLearn More
AWRE 2023's Best Recycled ProductLearn More
Highlighting Excellence: Enviro Hide's Good Design Gold Award 2022Learn More
Third-Party Verified by Global GreenTagLearn More
An Exclusive Interview with Global Green Tag at AWRE: Emtech's Commitment to Sustainability
Industries Transformed by Enviro Hide
Discover how industries from automotive to fashion are embracing Enviro Hide, our sustainable and innovative material. Click on each industry to learn about the unique benefits and applications of Enviro Hide in their respective fields.
Success Stories: Transforming Industries with Enviro Hide
Explore our collection of case studies to see how Enviro Hide by EmTech is making a difference across various industries. From automotive restoration to interior design, our sustainable and innovative material is not only transforming products but also contributing to a greener and more sustainable future. Each case study provides a unique insight into the practical applications of Enviro Hide and its impact on reducing environmental footprints.
The Environmental Challenge and the Role of Harmful Chemicals
The use of harmful chemicals in manufacturing and industry is a global environmental and health issue. Governments and health officials worldwide, including in Australia and New Zealand, have scientifically established comprehensive data about which chemicals pose a threat to us and our environment. With this knowledge, it's imperative that we act now to develop tested, reliable, and sustainable materials free from harmful chemicals for use in everyday commercial, industrial, and consumer products.
The Need for a Sustainable Supply Chain and Circular Economy
A critical aspect of this transition is ensuring a supply chain that consistently produces chemical-safe materials. Moreover, these materials must be recyclable and reusable at their end-of-life, contributing to the creation of new products that won't end up in landfill or harm the environment. Currently, the production of materials like leather and certain fabrics is unsustainable, as these materials cannot be recycled and are discarded as waste at their end-of-life. We must eliminate this linear economy, replacing it with a circular one, to prevent further damage to our planet.
The Journey to a Sustainable Solution: Enviro Hide by EmTech
In our commitment to finding tangible, results-based solutions to global environmental challenges, our Research & Development team worked tirelessly to develop a commercially viable alternative to traditional materials. After nearly two years of research, extensive testing of safe manufacturing processes, detailed audits of manufacturing facilities, and in-house design and engineering of customised equipment, we have developed a unique circular economy material: Enviro Hide by EmTech. This innovative material, verified by independent, internationally recognised testing labs for composition, performance standards, and chemical analysis, is our answer to the worldwide problem.
The Benefits of Enviro Hide: Performance, Sustainability, and Reduced Water Usage
Enviro Hide by EmTech not only looks, feels, and performs like genuine leather, but it also meets all Australian Government Standards for harmful chemicals used in manufacturing, as verified by independent internationally recognised test labs LASRA & SGS. It's durable, lightweight, soft to the touch, low maintenance, and long-lasting. It can be made in any length and colour and doesn't require cleaning with a detergent-based cleaner. More importantly, it's sustainable, environmentally friendly, and part of a circular economy. Furthermore, the production of Enviro Hide uses 90% less water compared to traditional leather production, significantly reducing the impact on local waterways and contributing to a healthier environment.
Enviro Hide by EmTech is 70% of the weight of equivalent ‘size’ split leather
Less wastage in manufacturing of consumer products, as 100% of Enviro Hide by EmTech can be used again
Hand-feel is extremely close to leather
The Production process uses 90% less water than traditional leather production
Tearing strength is 20% stronger than split leather
Science-based Validation From Accredited Testing Labs
Scientifically Proven Quality Assurance from Accredited Testing Labs
Discover the innovation behind Enviro Hide's manufacturing process, where cutting-edge technology meets environmental stewardship. Our unique approach transforms 100% recycled leather into a product that's stronger, lighter, and more sustainable. Explore the steps that make Enviro Hide a symbol of eco-friendly excellence, and learn how we're redefining the future of leather manufacturing.
The Finished Product: Enviro Hide by EmTech
So to summarise, Enviro Hide by EmTech provides a fully circular, sustainable alternative to leather. It can be used across multiple manufacturing industry groups from the automobile industry, transport, aviation, government procurement, commercial office and building fit-outs to the footwear and clothing industries. It uses 90% less water than traditional leather production, is 20% stronger than split leather, it eliminates harmful waste from the manufacturing process, eliminates the necessity to use toxic chemicals which are harmful for us and the environment and most importantly, is a fully recycled material that can be used again and again and again. Let’s protect our planet and our children’s future together!View OUR Existing Collaborations