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LVMH wants leather to improve margins

LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy), the French luxury goods conglomerate part owned by Qatar, is taking its product offerings to the next level by introducing an even more opulent line of handbags and accessories.

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Expedite from Feltre

Resulting from a large investment in research and development, Italian tannery machinery specialists, Feltre have developed the latest, more powerful version of their Expedite sorting line with folding system allows the folding of full hides or sides with the possibility of dividing them between different selection stations according to the grading parameters of the customer.

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Muirhead leather for Singapore airlines

Muirhead, the Scottish tanner, has been selected again by Singapore Airlines to provide the leather for the carrier’s new business class cabin, coming on stream this month on new Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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Micam follows GDS and moves dates forward in 2014

Leading European footwear show, Micam ended on a positive note during the last edition, September 15-18 with higher visitors numbers. The organisers also announced that they are bring the show dates forward to late August in 2014.

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Pittards reject cash offer

Pittards PLC, the UK tanning and leather goods maker said September 27 that, following discussions with major shareholders, it has rejected an unsolicited cash offer.

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Specialised shaving for goat skins

Aletti invest on average 7% of the company turnover each year in research and development. They have recently concentrated on developing a new 1000mm shaving machine, DE 1.0 to be used specifically on goat skins and other small skins. The precise thickness adjustment allows leathers to be shaved up to 0.25mm with adjustment steps of 0.025/0.05/0.01 mm, controlled by a reliable electro-mechanical device. 

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Intermedia offer tanners a one-stop solution

Intermedia Holland BV was established in 1974 with a clear mission to supply the global tannery industry with machines, equipment and service, fitting the entire process chain from the smallest activity to the largest machine. In the past 35 years this mission has not changed but the fact that Intermedia is now a respected name not only on the European markets, but in the global world of tannery and connected industries.

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Bergi bring innovation to Bologna

Bergi will be highlighting four updated pieces of tannery equipment at the Tanning Tech show in Bologna, October 8-10. It includes a compact stacking machine, an upgraded through-feed ironing and embossing machine, a buffing/dedusting line and a buffing machine designed specifically for light leathers.

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Job losses at Fontanellas y Marti

Spanish tanners, Fontanellas y Marti have made a number of production staff redundant at their tannery and company headquarters in Igualada, Spain sources have told ILM. The company intend to shift manufacturing to the company’s tannery in Vietnam. 

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