Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF)
Dimethyl Fumarate (DMF) has fungicidal (anti-mold) properties, but unlike registered leather fungicides, it is a severe irritant.
Unfortunately, there have been incidences of its use to protect furniture and shoes, in products imported into countries including France and Britain.
In response to severe adverse skin reactions, some consumers have recently initiated legal action that has been reported in national newspapers such as the Daily Mail and industry publications such as LEATHER magazine.
In response to these cases, the European Union banned DMF in March 2009 (EU Directive 2009/251/EC).
If you need certification that your leather has not been treated with this potentially dangerous chemical, please contact us .