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Our editorial board comprises a specialist group of leading industry figures who, in conjunction with the leather international editorial team, identify the main drivers of the industry helping to produce regular, thought provoking opinion pieces on the latest issues, challenges and developments.

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Don’t dump it
29 April, 2021
As Covid-19 cases rise around the world, although the leather business...
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View from the US 29 April, 2021 The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact the US and, although the economy has seen an improvement since the spring, domestic consumer demand is still muted. Export markets in Asia...

The state of play 29 April, 2021 Between the pandemic and a tumultuous election, it has certainly been a memorable year for the US, which has had a knock-on effect on the leather market. Matthew Rogerson talks to...

Going full circle 29 April, 2021 A novel class of bio-based polymers has been developed by Life Biopol, an EUfunded project that aims to replace traditional retanning and fat-liquoring products in order to increase...

Helping hands 29 April, 2021 For decades, tanneries were blamed for polluting the environment and disregarding the health and safety of employees. The conditions in some workplaces were considered...

Cut through the waste 22 October, 2020 In the past few years, the leather industry has increasingly recognised the importance of the cutting stage of manufacturing, and the inherent issues facing it. Sabrina Auler talks...

Roll the dice 22 October, 2020 Depending on when you pin the origin, we are now more than nine months into the biggest health and economic disaster the world has known in a century. Sam Setter uses this Limeblast...

When it all comes together 22 October, 2020 M Fakhrul Alam, author of The Science of Leather Manufacture, examines the state of play for the Bangladeshi leather industry and how Qurbani aligns with LWG practices.

On the level 21 October, 2020 In this edited extract, AD Ballantyne and SJ Davis of the Institute of Creative Leather Technology (ICLT), University of Northampton, look at modelling the charge across pH...

Getting back to work 03 September, 2020 Tanneries are set to keep investments on sustainability regardless of Covid-19. Sabrina Auler reports on why the industry believes clear manufacturing and fair trading are still...

Industry, resilience and sustainability 03 September, 2020 In a sector that stands to benefit greatly from the increasing use of digital technology and the implementation of industry 4.0 tools, there is a great opportunity to...

Hide nor hair 01 September, 2020 Leather International presents edited extracts from ‘A novel preservation-cum-unhairing process for sustainable leather manufacturing: an unconventional approach in leather making’ by...

Complaints department 01 September, 2020 As we reach a mid-point in the Covid-19 pandemic, with lockdowns being lifted across the world, it is still a long way to go before operations resume even a shade of normality. Sam...

Some distance to go 13 July, 2020 There is no new normal yet, but tough choices are being made across the entire sector as governments and industry discuss the next phase of the pandemic. Sam Setter’s Limeblast looks...

Identity Crisis 13 July, 2020 Leather International presents edited extracts from ‘False positives II – chlorophenols identification towards hplcdad-Ms analysis compared to ISO 17070:2015 technique’ by Gustavo...

Always be prepared 13 July, 2020 The impact of the coronavirus has been felt globally, and across all sectors, with leather being no exception. With a stuttered recovery having only just begun before the pandemic...

Pillars of society 13 July, 2020 In the first part of our discussion with Stahl on its latest ESG report and developments that appeared in the last issue, we focused on responsible chemistry. In this, the...

View from the US by Vera Dordick 10 July, 2020 From the hide market perspective, the resulting disappearance of demand drove hide prices down further. In the US market, however, sliding prices came to a halt when...

Make the Call 11 May, 2020 At a sombre time for the industry, Sam Setter takes stock in his latest Limeblast and examines the path forward for the industry, but that’s not to say he isn’t prepared to once...

Easy as ESG 11 May, 2020 At the end of March, Stahl released its 2019 report on ‘Environment, Social & Governance’ (ESG). As the report underlines Stahl’s commitment to driving sustainability and...


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