Everything is ready for Simac Tanning Tech, the international event for machines and technologies for the footwear, leather goods and tanning industries, which will be held at MilanoRho Fiera from 22 to 24 September 2021, as always alongside Lineapelle. In spite of the uncertainties related to the persistence of the health emergency and its possible impact on international turnout, over 200 exhibitors have chosen to be present and to bring their latest innovations to a total exhibition area of ??9,000 square metres. A certainly smaller fair compared to the 2020 edition, but no less important thanks to the presence of the major companies in the sector, all united by the desire to return to meet customers physically again and to give a signal of momentum and restart to the entire industry. The industry of leather processing machines, in particular, has given positive signals in the last six months with the resumption of orders by tanneries restarting the mechanical production.
As for the contents of the fair announced by Maria Vittoria Brustia, president of Assomac, this Simac Tanning Tech “will be a trade fair that looks to the future, both in terms of themes and new tools: the increasingly central trend of sustainability is closely linked to Industry 4.0 technologies. A winning combination that will be found in all exhibitors’ solutions, in a fair that will offer tools for production processes where high-level digital collaboration and environmental impact containment will be protagonists”.
In addition to the technologies on display, Assomac Talks, three digital round tables (the appointment is set for 12:00 p.m. every day at the Pav. 18) will also contribute to enhance the event with contents, during which experts from the fashion industry will talk about the next frontiers of innovation and technology transfer. The main Technological and Research Centres of the sector were called to animate the ‘chats’ in the name of technological innovation, among others SATRA (United Kingdom), CIATEC (Mexico), INESCOP (Spain), CTCP (Portugal), LEFASO (Vietnam) and IPFTC (Pakistan).
The first round table is dedicated to the theme “Fashion & Technology”. The discussion will be about the integration between product innovation and technological innovation and how technology is expanding the possibilities of creatives, supporting them with new solutions.
The second one is related to “Sustainability & Measuring” and will see the participation, among others, of experts from CIMAC, Italian Centre for Footwear Application Materials (Italy), CLIA, China Leather Industry Association (China) and ICEC, Institute of Quality Certification for the Leather Sector (Italy). The choice of the topic starts from the awareness of the need to find and adopt sustainability measurement processes that are objective and internationally recognised: establishing the sustainability level allows you to recognise sustainability not as a point of arrival but as a progressive process on both sides (companies and consumers).
The third round table is entitled “ITA Service Technology Centre Ecosystem” and is about promoting the sector, the role of the ITA/ICE Agenzia and the alternative business model capable of creating long-term relationships initiated by Assomac in many developing countries, a model that rests on the support of the Technology Centres that become cooperation hubs between Italian companies and local producers.
Collective stand for UNPAC
In order to support the commitment and efforts that Assomac has made to promote the visibility of Tanning Tech, the Italian association of leather chemicals producers-UNPAC will be present with a representative stand in Hall 18, stand E01 – F02, where a video wall will be installed to broadcast promotional films of member companies.