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Lectra appoints Holger Max-Lang as managing director of Lectra Central & Eastern Europe region, Russia
23 January, 2018
Holger Max-Lang’s role is to support fashion & apparel, automotive...
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Fuga Couros S/A tannery first to receive the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 This achievement reflects its dedication to developing activities that equilibrate four dimensions: sustainability management, economy, environmental and social.

New branding identity for Lectra
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Resolutely reflecting the digital era, Lectra’s new branding identity is inspired by Lectra’s strategy, customer-focused and anchored in Industry 4.0 concepts.

Smit & zoon joins the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme
Monday, January 08, 2018 Smit & zoon just announced it is joining the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme and in doing so, supports the Programme’s vision of widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry and...

LANXESS raises prices for sodium dichromate
Friday, December 22, 2017 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS globally raises the prices for sodium dichromate by up to 20% with immediate effect.

TFL expands R&D facilities in Europe
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 TFL believes that innovation is an important part of the company philosophy and has built up an excellent infrastructure of laboratories and application centres worldwide.

LANXESS successfully starts test operation for on-site production of retanning agent
Monday, December 04, 2017 Modular pilot plant put into operation in tannery. First ton of X-Biomer retanning agent made from residual shavings. Joint project with research institute INVITE and tannery HELLER-LEDER.

Vietnamese footwear exports up 13% for January to October
Friday, December 01, 2017 Vietnamese footwear products had an export turnover of $11.82 billion during the first ten months of 2017, showing a 13% increase year-on-year.

TFL joins Leather Naturally
Thursday, November 23, 2017 TFL has issued a statement on its alliance with Leather Naturally.

Pressure on Vietnam to scale up ahead of EU FTA
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 The Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade, and the European Trade Policy and Investment Support Project (EU-Mutrap), held a meeting to help exporters take advantage of the EV-FTA...

Bangladesh plans for leather industrial estate growth
Monday, November 20, 2017 Bangladesh plans to create two more environmentally friendly leather industrial estates in an effort to procure $5 billion of export income from the sector by 2021.

Talks on to expand clean leather technology in India
Friday, November 10, 2017 Discussions are ongoing to expand ‘hair saving’ technology to clusters across India, stated an UNIDO official on Wednesday. This in attempt to apply clean tanning technologies to...

JBS Couros receives global recognition for best practices at Vietnam distribution centre
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 The unit complied passed rigorous verification process in order to obtain the recognition; the result is testament to JBS Couros’ commitment to sustainability principles across...

More Savar leather estate project delays
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 After a decade and a half in the making, the leather industrial estate project in Savar, Bangladesh, has been delayed again, with completion now scheduled for June 2019.

ISA TanTec acquires major stake in Italian tannery
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 International tanning Group ISA TanTec has bought a major share in Scamosceria del Brenta Srl (Scabrenta).

Profits jump at Scottish Leather Group
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 Annual pre-tax profits at Scottish Leather Group have risen from £7.75 million to £8.79 million, with its workforce demonstrating major growth.

Smit & zoon acquires Italian leather chemicals producer Codyeco
Thursday, November 02, 2017 Smit & zoon, global supplier of wet-end and finishing leather chemicals for tanneries, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Italian leather chemicals producer Codyeco.

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...

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.

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