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Renewed optimism

The success of Lineapelle New York on 30–31 January was a welcome piece of good news for the US leather sector amid the economic turbulence engulfing the domestic leather market.

Accelerated understanding

Joseph Hoefler, Ibrahim Eryazici, Bradley Hageman, Edwin Nungesser and Richard Rosen from Dow Leather Solutions explain the effect of binder selection on topcoat property retention after accelerated weathering.

View from the US

The price of US hides continued to see ups and downs; however, the market in mid-February was firm. This was due mainly to savvy sellers positioning themselves to be well sold ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday period, when activity slows to a crawl in the hide market. With little activity through the first few weeks of the month, it is difficult to assess the true market.