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In Shanghai to understand the direction of the market

Approximately 23 thousand visitors are expected at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) 2019, scheduled from 3 to 5 September in Shanghai. An important fair that will turn the spotlight on the varied range of  hides, skins and leathers, chemicals, components and machinery for the tanning industry with about one thousand exhibitors spread over eight […]

Promoting tanning culture and school education

After the election of the new president, Roberto Mariano Mecenero, already announced in our last issue, on the occasion of the Executive Council on 30 March, the Italian Association of Leather Chemists (AICC) renewed its internal offices for the next three years confirming the desire to promote the tanning culture through the organisation of courses, […]

Hong Kong rewards Italian innovation

As many as four Italian companies have received the prestigious APLF Awards 2019. The award for the Best Fashion Leather category went to the Milanese tannery Italhide for its exotic pirarucù skin (a fish living in the Amazon river) tanned in Brazil and finished in Italy in extraordinary, even fluorescent, colours. The Advanced Process for […]

JBS Couros launches “Kind leather”

JBS Couros chose Hong Kong’s APLF stage to launch a new range of sustainable leathers, the result of a two-year research and development activity. “Kind Leather will revolutionise the industry, changing the way leather is produced in the world and building a closer relationship with consumers” announced Roberto Motta, CEO of the Brazilian tanning giant. […]

Circular economy, an extraordinary opportunity

The circular dimension of the tanning industry was the theme of an interesting conference organised by UNIC-Italian Tanneries in collaboration with Confindustria on the occasion of the latest edition of Lineapelle which proposed the intervention of academics, institutions and representatives of the leather industry in front of a room packed with operators interested in the […]

Vegetable-tanned leather becomes also water repellent

In its booth at Lineapelle in February 2019, La Bregagna surprised visitors with several important innovations. Starting with the water-repellent leather, a highly unusual feature when it comes to vegetable leather. How did you manage that? “Water repellent leather is requested by the outdoor furniture sector that we have been following for some time – […]

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