In the latest issue, The All China Leather Exhibition took place in late August, and while a positive spin can always be found, the overall mood in the industry is one of caution, as prices continue to fall. Andrea Guolo looks at what's taken a hit, what's managed to sustain, and why.
Speaking in June at the 7th Freiberg Leather Days conference, Florian Döppert, the head of wet-end screening at TFL Ledertechnik, used his presentation to examine the industry's choices when it comes to retanning systems for chrome-tanned and chrome-free leather. As he tells Ross Davies, we need to think outside the box.
Also, While the trading floor was busy as usual at the most recent ACLE, concerns remain over a slowdown of domestic output and the impact of the ongoing US-China trade war. Plus, the next CSCB Sustainability Forum is coming hot on the heels
of a successful All China Leather Exhibition for the Brazilian industry. Leather International looks at the overarching themes of this year's forum in Novo Hamburgo.
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