The second IULTCS Eurocongress will be held in Istanbul from May 24-27, 2006.

The congress will be hosted by the Turkish leather technologists’ and chemists’ society (DETEK). According to DETEK, the aims of the congress are to gain the most effective benefits from the latest innovations in leather technology and to develop mechanisms for finding solutions to the problems currently facing the sector.

Presentations will cover the latest developments in engineering, economics and fashion as well as improvements in leather quality in wet-end and finishing processes. Environmental issues and tannery machinery will also be covered.

DETEK invite individuals or companies wishing to give presentations on any aspect of leather technology to send abstracts to the scientific committee at Further information is available from []