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Make the Call
11 May, 2020
At a sombre time for the industry, Sam Setter takes stock in his...
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Easy as ESG 11 May, 2020 At the end of March, Stahl released its 2019 report on ‘Environment, Social & Governance’ (ESG). As the report underlines Stahl’s commitment to driving sustainability and...

Hair and hide 11 May, 2020 Hair and hide Leather International presents edited extracts from ‘Fine hair on American bovine leathers’ by Dr Luis Zugno and Andreas Rhein, which provides an evaluation of the fine...

View from the US 08 May, 2020 The global Covid-19 pandemic took hold in many countries during the month of March and resulted in nations going under lockdown with all but essential industry operations suspended....

APLF interview - Questions on state of China Leather Industry for Mr Li Yizhong, chairman of the CLIA 06 April, 2020 With the coronavirus pandemic having been brought under control in China, APLF thought that it was an opportune time to find out exactly what is the current state of China’s...

Ship out: learning from the past 06 March, 2020 2018 might seem like an eternity ago, but considering the scope of detail the Conseil National du Cuir (CNC), France’s national leather industry body, went through to come up with...

The fair challenge 06 March, 2020 With an industry disrupted, Sam Setter tackles the effects of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic on trade fairs and travel across the globe in this latest Limeblast.

The hunt for red microba 05 March, 2020 SM Grace, ML Patchett and GE Norris from the School of Fundamental Sciences at Massey University in New Zealand discuss their search for red ‘microba’ – specifically, the...

View from the EU 05 March, 2020 There’s a European area that seems to have become a most irresistible attraction for investments, especially related to the leather economy. But this time it’s not in a low-cost...

View from the US 05 March, 2020 After starting the year in a much more optimistic state, the outlook for the hide market became murkier with the arrival of the prolonged Coronavirus crisis. In the third week...

New figures released by LHCA 03 March, 2020 New findings from the LHCA show the environmental costs of using synthetics, mostly made from plastics and other non-renewable sources, as opposed to real leather in finished consumer goods.

From the field to finished product 17 February, 2020 CTC’s Thierry Poncet, head of leather and sustainable development divisions, and Cedric Vigier, the company’s innovation manager, discuss the four steps needed for increased...

Go green with biotechnology 17 February, 2020 With sustainability front of mind for all industries, including our own, Leather International presents presentation highlights from JY Liu and G Holmes of the New Zealand Leather...

View from the EU 14 February, 2020 Gianni Russo has entered the last phase of his presidency of UNIC-Concerie Italiane. It was a longer than expected presidency – five years as opposed to the traditional four since...

View from the US 14 February, 2020 The US hide market started 2020 just as it ended the previous year – fully steady. Through the end of the year, packer remained well sold, although a few weeks of low sales...

Back to the farm 14 February, 2020 After a hiatus, Sam Setter has returned with a fresh wake-up call for the industry as he pens another Limeblast. This comeback comes complete as a one-two punch as he sets his sights...

Wave of the future 29 January, 2020 Jinwei Zhang and Wuyong Chen, leather technicians from Sichuan University, and Carmen Gaidau from Bucharest’s National Research & Development Institute for Textiles and Leather...

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...


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