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Last chance to apply for 2018 Young Leather Scientist Grant
IULTCS has reminded prospective applicants that the deadline for submissions for the 2018 Young Leather Scientist Research Grant is rapidly approaching.
Stahl Group acquires BASF Leather Chemicals business
Netherlands-based Stahl, a leading company in process chemicals for leather, performance coatings and polymers, has acquired BASF’s Leather Chemicals business, part of BASF...
Smit & zoon files patent application on bio-based leather retanning chemicals
Smit & zoon has filed a European patent application for ‘lignin modified polyphenolic leather chemicals’, making it the first leather chemical company to use lignin modified...
Modern Meadow reveals name of biofabricated material that mimics leather
Ahead of its big reveal at the Museum of Modern Art in New York next week, Modern Meadow has unveiled the name of its biofabricated material that mimics leather.
Chinese bed company De Rucci employs smart tech
Premium Chinese bedding De Rucci has chosen to use new digital technology developed by France’s Lectra to enable it to perform 3D virtual prototyping and smart leather cutting techniques.
Prada shares perform poorly
Data from Bloomberg has revealed Hong Kong-traded Prada has delivered low returns to investors after a year of declining revenue and margins.
Leather luggage market to reach $525 billion by 2022
Demand for leather luggage and good such as wallets, jackets and shoes is continuing to soar around the world, with North America one of the biggest consumers.
Brazilian meat giant BRF bids farewell to CEO
Incumbent CEO Pedro de Andrade Faria will depart ailing Brazilian food company BRF by the end of the year, it has been announced.
New gadget identifies fake designer handbags
A new handheld microscope camera called Entrupy has been developed to scan designer leather handbags to ascertain their authenticity.
Price of rawhide slumps in Bangladesh
The price of rawhides in Bangladesh dropped more than 30% during Eid-ul-Azha (31 August−4 September), the annual Muslim festival that sees the mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands...