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Bangladeshi tanners scoop industry awards
President Abdul Hamid of Bangladesh handed out a series of awards to some of the country’s most innovative and fastest growing textile producers on Tuesday.
LHTBI elects new president
The UK leather industry charity, LHTBI, has elected Ian Walker, group chairman of UK tanners Clayton Leather Group, as its new president.
Meatpacking giant JBS returns to profit
Brazil headquartered JBS SA has posted positive results in the first quarter of 2018, with net income totalling R$39.8 billion (US$10.89 billion), representing a +5.8% increase over...
TFL launches highly masked pre-tanning agent
The demand for chromium-free tanning continues to increase – not only for automotive leathers but for shoe and leather goods as well. TFL has established itself as one of the...
USHSLA supports customs reclassification initiative for US hides and leather
New initiative would allow value of US origin hides and leather components to be deducted from dutiable value of imported finished goods.
Generational relief in Cromogenia Units and in the Tanning Division
Álex Cabestany substitutes José Luis Cabestany, who becomes the company’s CEO.
Leather product environmental footprint category rules officially approved
On 18 April 2018, the Leather Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (Leather PEFCR) were officially approved by the Environmental Footprint Steering Committee.
LANXESS engages in the BLC Chem-MAP Programme to achieve ZDHC Conformance Level 3
Global chemical supplier LANXESS has recently engaged with the BLC Chem-MAP programme with the goal of achieving ZDHC Conformance Level 3 through the c-MAP route.
Smit & zoon announces global price increase
Prices of Smit & zoon leather chemicals adjusted due to rising raw material costs.
French leather industry exports rise by 7% in 2017
The French leather industry experienced healthy growth in exports (+7%) in 2017, with sales continuing to grow since 2009, rising from €5 billion to €10.6 billion.
Arkote Ltd to acquire issued share capital of Zanogen (UK) Ltd
Arkote Ltd is pleased to announce it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Zanogen (UK) Limited.
Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability awards first Gold seal
The Brazilian leather sector has a new historical reference in the field of sustainability: the first Gold-level recognition of the Brazilian Leather Certification of...
LANXESS increases prices for leather chemicals
Specialty chemicals company LANXESS increases the prices for selected leather chemicals with immediate effect due to constantly rising raw material costs.
Major Scottish export award win by Bridge of Weir Leather Company
Bridge of Weir has been named Scottish Exporter of the Year at glittering ceremony addressed by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. In addition to the overall award, Bridge of Weir also...
Modern Meadow partners with Evonik to grow fermentation processes to commercial scale
The biofabrication company announced that it will be joining forces with Evonik, a leader in microbial fermentation, as it prepares for commercial scale production of its...
European leather industry partners join forces in video promoting responsibly produced leather
Video co-produced by Leather Naturally highlights the positive facts about leather.
JBS Couros receives global recognition for best practices at South America units
Seven units in Brazil and one in Argentina meet strict criteria to achieve 'gold' and 'silver' awards.
GG Organics celebrates its tenth year
Leather chemicals manufacturer GG Organics is celebrating its decennial year.
TFL Japan managing director appointed to develop Ethiopian leather industry
TFL Japan managing director Yasuhisa Nakamura will help develop the Ethiopian leather industry as part of a new project.
Guangzan fuels rapid growth with leaner operations and increased productivity
Seeking to improve profitability, the China-based automotive trim cover and headrest supplier turned to Lectra to digitalise fabric-cutting processes in the face of evolving...