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 powerhouse against a backdrop of US trade disputes and increased competition from India.
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 Asian nation's status as a long-term force in the international market.
Also, 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 after accelerated weathering. And: 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 leather can compete in the sustainable markets of the future.
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