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COTANCE urges European Commission to regulate leather authenticity labelling
13 October, 2017
The Council of COTANCE has urged the European Commission to use...
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Last chance to apply for 2018 Young Leather Scientist Grant
Friday, October 13, 2017 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
Monday, October 02, 2017 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
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 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
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 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
Thursday, September 21, 2017 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
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 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
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 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
Monday, September 18, 2017 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
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 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...

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