An evolving market At Simac Tanning Tech, LMF Biokimica presented the new fashion proposals for the F/W 2019/20 seasons. Trendy colours and […]
At Simac Tanning Tech, LMF Biokimica presented the new fashion proposals for the F/W 2019/20 seasons. Trendy colours and finishes have always characterised the value and success of this Tuscan company that has been operating for over thirty years. Technique, creativity and innovation applied to every type of product. LMF BioKimica has always committed itself to studying, experimenting and proposing formulations that best meet the production requirements of tanneries.
– What themes did you work on for the new season?
“Even before fashion, we focus on the various environmental aspects in order to make the tanning processes increasingly lighter and greener to meet the market demands,” says the entrepreneur Claudio Rosati.
– What is the feedback on metal-free leather?
“Innovation is fundamental for us, but it’s certainly not easy to make the market pay for research. The customer wants environmentally friendly leather but is not willing to pay more for it”.
– The REACH deadline of 31 May 2018 is just around the corner, some concern?
“We are all waiting to see what happens. The concern relates to product prices as it is not clear how they will evolve. We have invested a lot of money in the registrations of substances, but we still have to see whether we can fall within these costs and how. We have to see what will happen from the 1st of June 2018, what agreements will be made in order to be able to work because maybe one company has registered five products, another five products, and so on. The good thing is that nobody has a monopoly on a substance, however everything else needs to be clarified. We only hope that in the end, after a period of adjustment, the situation will return to normal.”
-Do you fear that there will be a shortage of substances on the market?
“Something may be missing but it will little stuff that wasn’t worthwhile to record, substances with such limited consumption that they don’t make history. Instead, the problem comes from the market, because leather production is falling worldwide, and the Chinese crisis is making itself heard. Only the automotive sector is working well, but it is a small segment and is certainly not big enough to drive the whole sector”.