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A new day in Milan in 2023

Tom Hogarth

ILM Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth discusses the future of machinery as the leather industry looks forward to the Milan trade shows. Read More...

Tanners should avoid the commodity trap

Mike Redwood

In his latest ILM Comment, Mike Redwood urges tanners to stick with what makes leather a value added and premium material and avoid falling into the commodity trap along with plastics and synthetics. Read More...

Shanghai was full of surprises

Martin Ricker

ILM Editor Martin Ricker looks at some of the fundamental issues facing the world’s second largest economy and how the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE), could signal the start of a recovery for tanners. Read More...

Volvo’s leather hypocrisy

Mike Redwood

Mike Redwood ponders the decline of the Volvo estate car and the company’s decision to move away from leather seats. Read More...

No time to stick your head in the sand

Martin Ricker

In ILM's July/August 2023 print/digital edition, Content Director Martin Ricker noted some of potentially significant changes in the the pipeline for tanning process itself to create a fully biogenic carbon material. Read More...