The future is outlined in DresdenThe organisational machine of the XXXV IULTCS International Congress, the two-yearly appointment of leather chemists to be held on 25-28 June 2019 in Dresden (Germany), kicked off with momentum.
One year from the event, Thomas Yu, IULTCS President and Martin Heise, president of the German Association of Leather Chemists (VGCT) appointed Michael Meyer, director of the FILK Research Institute of Freiberg, as head of the Scientific Committee in charge of the Congress programme. He will be flanked by more than twenty researchers and industry experts. Always focused on presenting the latest innovations in leather processing, the IULTCS Congress in Dresden will develop around the main themes of fashion, science and technology, entitled: “Benign by Design” a future through science and sustainability”.
I am proud of this appointment and with the help of my colleagues from around the globe we will ensure a scientifically ambitious and interesting programme
declared Dr Meyer after his appointment. Over the next weeks, the 22 members of the committee will work on criteria and regulations for the presentation and evaluation of scientific relations that will be presented at the Congress.
The organisers expect at least 250 requests to be filed; the “call for papers” will start in September 2018.
It should be noted that the Dresden Congress will incorporate the “Freiberg Leather Days,” an important conference that traditionally attracts brands, retailers and authoritative European representatives from the industries of leather use, such as furnishings to automotive, footwear to leather goods.
The scientific committee of the IULTCS 2019 Congress
Dr Will Wise, The University of Northampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Prof Dr Altan Afsar, Ege University, TURKEY
Dr eng Luminita Albu, The Leather and Footwear Institute (ICPI), ROMANIA
Dr Gianluigi Calvanese, Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Pelli (SSIP), ITALY
Dr Patricia Casey, Curtiembres Fonseca S.A., ARGENTINA
Joan-Carles Castell, Stahl Holdings, SPAIN
Prof Tony Covington, University of Northampton, UNITED KINGDOM
Dr Jeffry Guthrie-Strachan, Trumpler GmbH & Co. KG, GERMANY
Prof PhD Mariliz Gutterres, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, BRASIL
Elton Hurlow, Buckman Laboratories International, UNITED STATES
Thierry Poncet, Centre Technique Cuir (CTC), FRANCE
Dr S Rajamani,Asian International Union of Environment (AIUE) Commission, INDIA
Dr Haiko Schulz, FILK gGmbH, GERMANY
Prof Dr Bi Shi, Sichuan University, CHINA
Dr Dietrich Tegtmeyer, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, GERMANY
Dr Keiji Yoshimura, Japan Leather and Leather Goods Industries Association, JAPAN
Dr Luis Zugno, Buckman Laboratories International, UNITED STATES
Dr Beate Haaser, SÜDLEDER GmbH & Co. KG, GERMANY
Prof Dr Mwinyikione Mwinyihija, COMESA-LLPI Institute, ETHIOPIA
Dr Volker Rabe, LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, GERMANY
Dr Michaela Schröpfer, FILK gGmbH, GERMANY