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Feb 16, 2018
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Exports of italian leather goods are picking upMore than 75% of italian leather goods are sold abroad, in 125 countries, for a total of more than 4 billion euros

The total turnover of the Italian tanning industry is predicted to experience a 9 percent increase in the volume of exports and about a 1 percent increase value-wise.

This is the estimate formulated by UNIC (Unione Nazionale Industria Conciaria [National Union of the Tanning Industry]), on the strength of partial data currently available (first 9 months).
this means that the italian leather industry (17,612 workers, more than 1,200 businesses, annual sales of € 5 billion) breaks the negative trend that characterized the last two years.

“this international growth should result in an increase in production volume, and in a reassuring stability value-wise”

states a note by UNiC.

Among the intended uses is the good trend in demand for auto interiors and the substantial posi- tivity of interior design. Fashion customers move randomly: leather goods are confirmed as gener- ally more successful than footwear, with a persistent focus on price.

As far as foreign countries are concerned, we witness an increase in the Chinese area, which has turned positive again after two years: +7%. the United Kingdom (+7%) and Vietnam (+14%) are doing well, while the flows towards the US remain stable after seven years of constant increases.

In Europe a slight general decrease can be witnessed. Nevertheless the data concerning the old Continent are interesting when interpreted to detect the new geography of production delocalisa- tions. indeed, shipments to romania, tunisia, Bulgaria and Serbia are decreasing, while those to albania, the Czech republic and Hungary are increasing.


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Sustainability is a shared goal

Zero discharge of hazardous chemical substances in the fashion supply chain: this is ZDHC’s roadmap which also sees the participation of the UNIC (Italian Tanners’ Association)
More safety in tanning with “Due Diligence”

A European survey to understand the problems and to improve the quality of tanning.
True or false? Science plays its part

The fight against counterfeiting also includes the dissemination of a greater culture of materials, as mentioned in the seminars organised as part of the exhibition “Questa non è una sòla!” (This is not a Fake!)
Very bright shades, more safety and quality

The pigment ranges of the Veneto-based company are the result of strong investments in research
We want to grow further

Interview with Piera Lotti, General Manager of the Tuscan company specialising in the development of leather finishing chemicals, who tells us about the company’s investment plan for this year aimed at achieving new growth and expansion goals in the international market
Global market appointment in Hong Kong

Leather prices haven’t been so low since the financial crisis of 2008, and yet the demand for exhibition space at APLF Leather, in Hong Kong, is significantly on the rise
New high quality retanning agents made from residual shavings

Successful start for the REEL pilot project
To unload hides there is PEGASUS

Pegasus is an accessory positioned under the stacker to collect the hides and load them automatically on the horse.
Some go up, some go down

A brief look at the latest data from the world’s leading production centres shows an interesting insight into the future trends and prospects of the international leather market
For more sustainable spraying

At Simac Tanning Tech, El.Pa exhibits the Hydrospray cabin equipped with high efficiency gun
Raise the bar of technical preparation

The organisation of training events is still the main objective of the Italian Association of Leather Chemists in 2018. A rich calendar of seminars and conferences has already been planned
Creativity without borders

AEFFE has realized a new machinery in order to create fashion accessories, footwear, leather goods, belts, gloves and so on
A new through-feed sammying machine for wet blue

The Escomar Italia, always focused and improving its through feed sammying machines for wet blue, is introducing into the market the new model “PCR-E56”.
The new milling drums Black Line® are still top secret

Erretre is proud to announce the development of a new generation of milling drums that are set for distribution right after Tanning Tech 2018
Deepcolor, two-sided dyeing

At Tanning Tech 2018, Gemata is presenting Deepcolor, an innovative through-feed dyeing machine coming from the great experience and technological innovation of the Veneto-based company
More power for more beautiful leather

Bauce presents a new through-feed setting out and sammying machine that is positioned at the top of the marker.
A mini-laboratory with Spraylab

Fratelli Carlessi exhibits Spraylab, its innovative spraying machine with robotic arm, which presents itself like a real mini-laboratory, in which the tannery technician can test small productions and samples optimizing time and resources.
New self-cleaning Belt Filter

The latest innovation from SC Costruzioni Meccaniche is called Belt Filter, a self-cleaning belt filter made of AISI 304 stainless steel, composed of two lateral frames and longitudinal reinforcements.
A new spray booth

To meet the wider needs of customers, Barnini has designed a new rotary spray booth model which will not replace the existing one on the market but will complete the range offered.
New generation drums

Revomec will present its innovative Dharma and MD dry-milling drums, all made of stainless steel and available in different types and sizes.
Space for sustainable innovation

The curtain rises on Simac Tanning Tech 2018, the exhibition of machinery and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries, which returns to the pavilions of Fiera Milano Rho from 20 to 22 February 2018

The Italian Association of Tanning Auxiliary Manufacturers joins the foundation aimed at eliminating hazardous chemical substances along the entire fashion supply chain
Evidence of a general recovery from Pitti Image

The four days of Pitti Immagine Uomo 93 ended with excellent results in terms of numbers and quality of contents presented at Fortezza da Basso and around the city.

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