The latest issue, available now via the ILM app, has a strong editorial focus on automotive leather with a series of dedicated features, including an exclusive interview with Randy Johnson, CEO of global automotive leather interior specialist GST AutoLeather, in which he reveals how he has turned around the fortunes of the business since it exited Chapter 11 two years ago and what strategies will be driving its future growth.

ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers, meanwhile, examines key topics affecting the automotive leather sector such as dimensional stability in leather, the physical properties of high performance splits, as well as biodegradable auto finishes, outlining current processes and looking into future developments. A valuable read for automotive leather technicians and wet end/finishing tannery managers.

Other editorial highlights include:
• A comprehensive overview of the latest innovations in machinery and automation, as presented at Simac Tanning Tech in Milan in February.
• An overview of the latest launches in leather cutting technology machinery segment.
• Litehide’s water-saving processing and its ambitious plans to become the go-to sustainable solution for the tanning sector.

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

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