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The challenge is the global leather demand

Stephen Sothmann, president of USHSLA, the American hides and skins traders’ association, answers the questions of ARSUTORIA Tannery commenting 2018 results, the impact on leather sector of US-China trade war and future prospects.

Car sales, over 95 million in 2018

For the first time the market falls in China (-4%), while it is almost breaking even in Europe and in the United States. Sales in Brazil, Russia and India are flying

Life GOAST, the “green” project by GSC Group

The chemical-tanning group of Arzignano is working together with the Pasubio tannery on a research project aimed at developing a new tanning system for metal-free high quality leather

Pisoni: “Teaming up is the most important value”

The outgoing president of the Italian Association of Leather Chemists draws up a balance of the activities carried out during his term

Chemical safety, the Gateway gains momentum

The new Wastewater Module, which certifies the conformity of wastewater in tanneries, was also presented

Fundraising is under way to start a new communication strategy that will target younger consumers to be reached through social networks

Leather, the demand uncertainty slows down prices

During the first half of 2018, the tanning industry saw its production volume increase (+4.6% in square metres) but not in value (-3.8%).

China accounted for one quarter of all car sales worldwide

In 2017, all major car companies achieved positive results. All eyes are on the Chinese market, but the European market is also growing (+3.3%)

US leather market: not bad the outlook for 2018

U.S. Hides and Skins market situation. Last year US exports showed an increase of 7% in value for salted hides, but a decrease of -4% in wet blue. The outlook for next months will depend on the rate of recovery in global demand for leather.

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

China: it’s an adjustment year

A (huge) market undergoing a phase of stabilization: this is how you can see the historical momentum of the leather […]

UNIC: the extraordinary history of the Italian tanning industry

The annual general meeting of UNIC – Unione Nazionale Industria Conciaria (Italian Tanners’ Association) talked about a living, vital, sustainable industry characterised by remarkable “biodiversity

Highs and lows of French tanning

Fluctuating results – however, in line with the 2017 global trend – characterised the first half of the year of French exports, as evidenced by the report published at the end of September by the Conseil National du Cuir

Italian Tannery Biodiversity, alive and vital

The 2016 industry balance closed almost in line with that of the previous year, recording a very limited decrease in terms of quantity and value

The dragon reawakens: encouraging results

After the big slowdown and the adoption of the new anti-pollution regulations passed by the government, cautious signs of recovery lead the Chinese market towards ACLE 2017

Prossimapelle, a round table on the “leather that will be”

The leather sector meets in Santa Croce to discuss potential forms of cooperation

Sustainability: what is the future for tanneries?

“Tannery of the Future” is a practical self-assessment tool to allow tanneries to get a clear idea of what actions and improvements are needed to better meet the new market demands. Smit&Zoon is one of the promoters.

SSIP: A station of opportunity

«I want the Station to become a generator of advanced services for the entire industrial chain», is the pledge of Edoardo Imperiale, the new General Manager of the neapolitan Insitute. In these pages he shares the goals of his office.


Agreeable or disagreeable? Good or bad? Right or wrong? A reactionary or just an appreciator of America First?

Positive signs for the Italian tanning industry

A slight decline, but noting traumatic. The market shows signs of stabilising and some interesting possibilities are opening up for 2017.

AICC: A year of meetings

One of the main goals of the AICC for 2017 is to intensify technological moments and events. Conferences, technical meetings, training seminars are a constant reminder of the Association’s presence on the territory, aimed at promoting the tanning culture

China, the giant in footwear

Interview with CLIA President Li Yuzhong.

World Leather Congress 2017: what awaits us tomorrow?

The World Leather Congress scheduled for 29 August 2017 in Shanghai, one day before the ACLE 2017, aims to outline the possible scenarios for the coming years

According to Conseil National du Cuir, 2016 is the year of change for France

Data from the Conseil National du Cuir show a positive first half for French exports, which grew by almost 7% […]

Bye Bye Europe: now what?

A report by Lineapelle takes stock of the first consequences of Britain’s decision to exit the EU. With the possible […]

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PEF measures the environmental footprint

ICEC has already begun experimenting with tanneries in order to reach the appropriate PEF certification

Mar 19, 2019

Hong Kong is focusing on sustainability

Aware that the fashion world is increasingly sensitive to sustainability issues, APLF turns the spotlight on the theme and aims to create a great “business community” where everyone undertakes to incorporate issues like traceability, sustainable production, waste reuse.

Mar 19, 2019

Delighting the consumer with leather

The world has flipped, and perhaps it evidences the fact that we need to flip our thinking

Mar 19, 2019

The breakthrough of waterproof leather

The Dutch company presents an innovative technology based on silicon polymers that could be the new benchmark for water-repellent treatments. Lionel Champanhet, senior technical manager of Stahl, explains to us differences and advantages

Mar 19, 2019

Products and processes with a view to circular economy

Founded in 1981 in Castelfranco di Sotto (Pisa), in the heart of the Tuscan tanning district, Dermacolor specialises in the production of chemical auxiliaries for the wet tanning phases and for the finishing of leathers.