Chrome VI discussed at Sustainability conference

Hong Kong
Published:  18 March, 2016

Dr Dietrich Tegtemyer, Executive Committee member of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists (IULTCS), will present a balanced scientific view of the facts surrounding the use of chromium in the leather industry during the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain conference to be held on March 31, in Hong Kong.

A specialist in the use of chromium in the leather industry, Dr Tegtemyer’s presentation responds to an increasing stakeholder interest in general chemical management as brands and retailers are becoming more sensitised to the risks associated with chromium VI.  

The following aspects will be discussed on the use chrome VI:

  • Fact - chromium based tanning systems are used to manufacture 80% of all leather produced globally.
  • Fact - chromium VI is a restricted substance within the EU REACH regulations.
  • Fact - NGO’s are increasingly concerned about the safe and responsible use of chemicals in manufacturing processes.

The half-day conference will also provide delegates with the opportunity to hear presentations from ZDHC, Stahl, TFL, PUMA, JBS Couros, Gibson Bass & BLC Leather Technology Centre covering the latest developments on the challenges faced by the industry and the solutions being created.

The event will take place at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre from noon until 5.30pm. Delegate fees are US$385 (discounts available for BLC members / APLF Exhibitors / more than 1 delegate).

For more information about the conference please contact Rachel Yan on Rachel.yan@ubm.com, +852 2585 6134, or Deborah Taylor Deborah@blcleathertech.com.

The conference is sponsored by Stahl, TFL, Zschimmer & Schwarz, National Beef, JBS and PrimeAsia. ILM is the official media sponsor.

Click here for the full agenda and to register

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