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Wave of the future
29 January, 2020
Jinwei Zhang and Wuyong Chen, leather technicians from Sichuan...
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On the horizon 29 January, 2020 Leather chemicals manufacturer Stahl is set to launch a new beamhouse and tanning portfolio. Known as Stahl BeTan, it further underlines the group’s ‘responsible chemistry’ ethos at...

View from the EU 29 January, 2020 The performance of the European calf market, particularly in Italy and France, constitutes a welcome piece of good news for the beleaguered international tanning industry. Andrea...

Fair winds 29 January, 2020 Inspiration, sustainability, emotional intelligence, future innovations – just some of the themes of the 97th edition of the ever-popular Lineapelle trade fair, which attracted more...

View from the US 28 January, 2020 The US hide market was steady throughout the autumn months. As of mid-November, packers were still holding on to their well-sold positions on the popular steer selections. While...

A Cr conundrum 28 January, 2020 Based on a presentation given at Lineapelle in October, Dr William Wise, senior lecturer in leather technology at the University of Northampton, addresses some lingering concerns...

French connection 14 October, 2019 The major industries supplying materials and services to the global fashion industry gathered
once again at Paris-Nord Villepinte for Première Vision Paris to discuss...

Forward momentum 14 October, 2019 Not even the ongoing trade war between the US and China, weakened demand and low prices could sully the atmosphere within the exhibition halls at this year’s ACLE. A mix of resolve...

The missing link 13 October, 2019 Volker Rabe, Rene Graupner-von Wolf and Martin Kleban from the Leather Business Unit at Lanxess discuss minimising emissions of automotive leather, a major topic they addressed at...

A raw deal 13 October, 2019 M Fakhrul Alam, author of ‘The Science of Leather Manufacture’, reveals why the raw hides and skins industry in Bangladesh continues to suffer following Qurbani 2019.

View from the US 13 October, 2019 After two years of steadily declining prices, US hides were finally able to hold onto firm levels for a couple of months. At the end of September, packers were still well sold on...

A global perspective 20 August, 2019 Following the World Leather Congress in New York in July, Leather International caught up with Steve Sothmann, president of the US Hide, Skin and Leather Association, a joint organiser...

On the line 20 August, 2019 After a strong show in New York in July, Lineapelle returns to its ancestral home in Italy in early October for the European autumn edition to showcase the winter 2020–21 collections...

A CLIA message 20 August, 2019 The All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) at the Shanghai New International Expo Center on 3–5 September exerts tremendous influence in the leather industry, especially considering...

View from the EU 20 August, 2019 European companies will be conspicuous by their absence from ACLE on 3–5 September, and of the 46 Italian representatives in Shanghai, only two are tanneries. Andrea Guolo reports...

Skin in the game 20 August, 2019 Dr Kheng-Lim Goh, associate professor of mechanical engineering and director of research, Newcastle University in Singapore, who delivered the Heidemann Lecture at the last...

Smart and sustainable 20 August, 2019 Sport, performance and fashion are going to be the three pillars for this edition of Première Vision Paris, held on 17–19 September at Paris Nord Villepinte, just downwind from Charles...

View from the US 14 August, 2019 What a difference a month or two can make in the hide market. In early May, US hides were still on a steady slide downward, but by the end of July, it was a very different story....

Compound the problem 14 August, 2019 Eric Wang, global soft lines chemical services manager at inspection, verification, testing and certification company SGS, discusses volatile organic compounds source and control...

A matter of fact 01 August, 2019 Tanners, chemical companies and designers gathered at the Metropolitan Pavilion, home of Lineapelle New York, on 16 July for the fourth World Leather Congress, where myths...


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