Argentine leather chemists hold 3rd symposium

17 December 2010

AAQTIC, the Argentine Leather Chemists and Technicians Association held their 3rd National Technical Symposium on November 25-26 at Paseo La Plaza, Corrientes, Buenos Aires.

The symposium was aimed at technicians in the tanning industry and included presentations of research work carried out mainly within Argentina. Presentations were give by representatives of chemical companies, research centres and tanneries.

The presentations covered tanning processes, tannery control, raw materials, by-products and issues related to the leather value chain, such as leather supply from cold storage facilities and the design of finished leather products.

Five works were presented orally, and four via posters. There were other activities during the symposium such as an industry Round Table based on the topic of tannery effluent. More than 150 people took part in the event, including professionals, technicians and business people. Organisers from AAQTIC say that it was a perfect opportunity to invite technicians from tanneries in different Argentine provinces. Leather industry colleagues from other countries, such as Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, and a guest speaker from Germany, were also present.

The event was organised by AAQTIC and is held every two years as part of AAQTIC’s activities. The first two Symposia, held in 2006 and 2008, also included the participation of technicians and professionals. For further information, please visit:

The opening ceremony of the AAQTIC symposium

Privacy Policy
We have updated our privacy policy. In the latest update it explains what cookies are and how we use them on our site. To learn more about cookies and their benefits, please view our privacy policy. Please be aware that parts of this site will not function correctly if you disable cookies. By continuing to use this site, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy unless you have disabled them.