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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the leather international editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Proceed with caution
30 April, 2019
Price pressures, a global automotive industry in transition and...
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View from the US 29 April, 2019 The prices of US hides started to see their steady levels erode in late March after the APLF in Hong Kong. Despite some sellers being well positioned ahead of the Chinese Lunar New...

Uncertainty in a world of autonomy 29 April, 2019 At the Lectra Motor Show in March, the leather and automotive industries came together to examine the future trajectory of car design. The development of self-driving cars may appear...

Lead the way on sustainability 29 April, 2019 More than 800 exhibitors showcased their products and services at this year’s APLF Leather & Materials+ fair, which took place on 13–15 March. Sustainability in all its forms was top...

Brazil means business 29 April, 2019 The 43rd edition of Fimec, which took place on 26–28 February in Novo Hamburgo, reflected a change of fortune in the leather footwear industry in the country. Visitors flocked to...

Waste not 29 April, 2019 A team from Biosk, including Richard Daniels, Jiasheng Su, Falei Zhang and Zhuangdou Zhang, examine ways to eliminate effluent from liming, acid and salt pickling, and chromium...

A problem of perception 28 February, 2019 Leather remains in demand, despite fashion trends, negative media commentary and new alternative materials. Andrea Guolo reports from Micam and Mipel in Milan, and looks at how...

Beyond the tariffs 28 February, 2019 The 35th APLF Leather and Materials+ trade show, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, is a chance for China to reinvent itself as a sustainable industry...

Open for business 28 February, 2019 The Indonesian Leather Fair on 4–6 April at Jakarta International Expo will showcase the latest leather and footwear industry technology, and promises to underline the South East...

Positive energy 28 February, 2019 Hosting over 450 exhibitors, as well as a designers show and raw materials conference, this year’s India International Leather Fair was arguably its most ambitious edition yet....

Mind the gap 28 February, 2019 At the invitation of the European Leather Association, Leather International was in Brussels at the start of February to witness the results of an EU project into the digitalisation...

Première league 28 February, 2019 Première Vision Paris on 12–14 February at Paris-Nord Villepinte was marked by solid attendance, despite influences from market concerns over Brexit.

Forward thinking 28 February, 2019 Simac Tanning Tech and Lineapelle took place on 20–22 February in Milan, one of the global capitals of technology, design and fashion. Innovations that boost efficiency and...

Hope for Pakistan 28 February, 2019 The Pakistan Mega Leather Show once again provided the country’s leather sector with an invaluable opportunity to showcase its expertise, and promote R&D and joint ventures with...

View from the US 28 February, 2019 The price of US hides continued to see ups and downs; however, the market in mid-February was firm. This was due mainly to savvy sellers positioning themselves to be well sold ahead...

Renewed optimism 28 February, 2019 The success of Lineapelle New York on 30–31 January was a welcome piece of good news for the US leather sector amid the economic turbulence engulfing the domestic leather market.

Accelerated understanding 28 February, 2019 Joseph Hoefler, Ibrahim Eryazici, Bradley Hageman, Edwin Nungesser and Richard Rosen from Dow Leather Solutions explain the effect of binder selection on topcoat property retention...

Made in Manhattan 31 January, 2019 Held in Chelsea in the heart of New York’s contemporary art district, Lineapelle New York is a must-see showcase for producers and designers of luxury and contemporary leather...

Put to the test 31 January, 2019 The following is an excerpt from a study entitled ‘Chrome-free tannage: Suede garment leathers from rural vegetable sheep crust leathers’ by AE Musa and GA Gasmelseed from the...

Chemical reaction 31 January, 2019 According to a new study by Global Market Insights, the leather chemicals market will surpass $10 billion by 2024.


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