Pending legislation around chromium VI and glutaraldehyde is driving major changes in the sector with a new range of low impact tanning compounds coming to market. Regulations around biocides and restricted compounds such as bisphenols are also bringing new products to market. All covered in the latest edition of ILM.

There is also an exclusive interview with Stahl CEO Martin Heijbroek after two years in the job, as well as previews of the Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris and 37th IULTCS Congress in Chengdu.

Elsewhere in this issue, Ars Tinctoria reveals the results of its new materials biobased carbon research, and we delve into the details of the AQC’s new quick test for chromium-VI.

All this and more is available to read now, alongside favourite regular features including technical articles from Karl Flowers, Mike Redwood’s insights into the industry’s efforts at COP summits, Talking Point opinions on glutaral’s addition to the REACH Authorisation List and much more.

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