The new issue, available now via the ILM app, also includes an in-depth country report on the emerging leather sector in Egypt, a key destination for leather sourcing in the Middle East and Africa, and an update on the Indian market, with latest data and analysis as well as a review of the recent India International Leather Fair (IILF).

This edition also presents key innovation in tannery automation and leather printing, as well as examines the feasibility of turning tannery waste into energy in an insightful article by ILM Consultant Technical Editor, Karl Flowers.

In addition, exotic leather specialist Christy Plott shares her knowledge and views on why banning the trade of exotic leather will not save animals and is counter-productive to global conservation efforts.

Other editorial highlights include:

  • Zschimmer & Schwarz’s ambitious expansion plans after acquiring a majority stake in Samia.
  • Solutions for chemical effluent treatment.
  • A look at the latest developments in tannery machinery and equipment.
  • Highlights from the Lanxess Leather Symposium held in January.
  • Pioneering leather waterproofing technology.  

In addition to these premium editorial features, the March-April 2020 edition also includes regular items such as news, the Redwood Column, Talking Point, raw materials prices and trends, industry viewpoints and more.

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