All news categorized as "Sustainability"
Quality and sustainability of SYN-BIOS pigments

SYN-BIOS has always promoted eco-friendly solutions aimed at protecting and respecting the environment, and continually invests in human resources to achieve the best organisational, environmental and safety standards.

ICEC and CSCB join forces for sustainability certification in the leather industry

The two institutions of Italy and Brazil have signed a partnership agreement regarding environmental, social and economic issues in leather production.

Italian Leather Research Institute, the ongoing research

Italian Leather Research Institute, the ongoing research

Communication and education are the key answers

Christine Powley-Williams, SATRA assistant director-commercial, speaks about the new challenges

Tannery, an example of circular economy

Domenico Castiello illustrates the activities of PO.TE.CO, the scientific pole of the Tuscan leather district

“Leather, a constant challenge“

Interview with Michael Meyer, head of leather dept. at FILK institute

Not costs but savings

A talk with Yves Morin, CTC CEO & UITIC president

Tanners do not get enough for their leather

It’s fundamental to avoid driving leather into a commodity price bracket

Countdown for REACH

The 31 May 2018 deadline appears to be a problematic one and many fear consequences for the tanning industry due to the impossibility of finding commonly used substances for which registration was not required and which have, therefore, been removed from the market.

Sustainable Leather Campaign for a cleaner future   

With only two years to go, brands and tanners are being challenged to meet the Zero Discharge Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) goals: the elimination of all hazardous chemicals in the whole production process of the global textile, leather and footwear value chain

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)


The leather tanned with Stahl EasyWhite Tan™ looks to a more sustainable future for fashion, as demanded by an increasing number of consumers

AICC: Purification of Tanning Water

Wastewater: a delicate topic important to leather chemists. An analysis of the entire production process, the substances used and sludge, in order to continue and to implement improvements already achieved over time

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

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

Upcoming events
China Leather – All China Shoetech
Aug 24 - Aug 26, 2018
ACLE – All China Leather
Aug 29 - Aug 31, 2018
Gallery Shoes
Sep 02 - Sep 04, 2018
Who’s Next & Premiere Classe
Sep 07 - Sep 10, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

Balducci: “The Italian Leather Research Institute makes us stronger”

The nomination of Graziano Balducci confirms the trust of the tanneries in the midst of the relaunch of the national sector research institute. Scientific advisor, professor and ex-minister Luigi Nicolais, will also be working on the upcoming innovation challenges

Aug 02, 2018
Aug 02, 2018

More awareness with the new Smit & Zoon Product Passport

The global leather chemicals manufacturer Smit & zoon will be present at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) with a brand new collection of leather articles that showcase how Smit’s recent acquisition of the Italian company Codyeco has strengthened the company and its offerings to its customers


Aug 02, 2018

New developments in leather chemicals by Lanxess

The leather business unit of specialty chemicals company Lanxess is a leading provider of system solutions for the leather industry, […]

Aug 02, 2018

HOTMIX, heated mixing plants by S.C. Costruzioni Meccaniche

They are plants conceived to optimize mixing (and dosing too) of numerous chemical substances .