27 April, 2019 -
01 May, 2019 - 02 May, 2019
Trueman Brewery. 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL
14 May, 2019 - 16 May, 2019
17 May, 2019 - 19 May, 2019
Pretoria, South Africa
20 May, 2019 - 22 May, 2019
I thought it would be a good idea to write about the wonderful new technically innovative chemicals that are heading our way. This could be a very short blog.
Attending trade fairs and seminars in the last 3-4 years it occurs to me that there are two classes of presentations. Firstly, there those from the international chemical sector, with slick presentations and a re-packaging of existing products or a collection of tricks to meet the ever expanding RSL demands (chromium VI scavengers, formaldehyde free materials, phthalate free materials etc). Secondly the few remaining leather research centres and universities that do fundamental work and are government funded are recycling old ideas and presenting material of such industrial remoteness that they are never likely to move from research to production.
So what do we want? What should the tannery be asking for? These may be hard but they are needed for the future. My top three new products would be:
In recent times I have not seen any indication that these issues are still on R&D agendas, that is assuming R&D agenda’s still exist in today’s tough world.