ILM May-June editorial includes an overview of the auto leather segment in China including interviews with senior figures from three of its leading domestic auto leather tanners, Zhejiang Kasen, Zhejiang Fubang Automotive and Zhejiang Minxing Leather Co. Readers will also find out more about the upcoming AICLST technical conference which is taking place in the historic city Xi’an later this year.

Continuing the automotive leather theme, there is also a look at the changes that have taken place in automotive leather interiors since 1998 and a review of Lectra’s recent automotive leather event. Also, ILM’s Guest Opinion article is provided by Steve Jeske, Senior Vice-President Sales/Market and Product Development for global leather makers, GST AutoLeather.

Leather’s carbon footprint

Following the recent success as the EU has approved the Leather PEFCR (Leather Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules) put forward by Cotance, ILM looks closely at the carbon footprint of leather and ask if the playing field is level compared with other materials that compete with genuine leather?

Returning to the automotive theme, we also take a look at the technical issues relating to flesh binding. 

PrimeAsia China at 20

The latest edition of ILM has an editorial round-up of PrimeAsia China’s 20th anniversary celebrations and a full review of all the industry events around the 2018 edition of APLF Leather in Hong Kong.

Tannery machinery and leather cutting innovation

The May/June edition of ILM reviews some of the latest tannery machinery and leather cutting equipment showcased at the recent Simac Tanning Tech exhibition in Milan which, according to Assomac’s President, Gabriella Bocca, was a record breaking show.

Fully optimised multi-platform ILM website 

International Leather Maker (ILM) remains at the forefront of new technology and is the most advanced multi-platform business media brand covering the global leather supply chain. That’s why most of our news appears online and on social media.

Our website has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet applications with user friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also the now the most updated global media resource on the web covering the tanning industry with over 25 new stories added each week.

This website features enhanced video content functionality as well as a more visual approach to news related images and picture carousels. As well as the new website, ILM has also updated its App which can be downloaded for free for Apple and android devices for subscribers to access content online and offline.

The investment multi-platform media underlines ILM’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of creative and innovative content delivery to ensure that it remains as the leading leather industry news, technical and business information service. Look at on your smartphone or tablet today and see the difference. ILM is the only one that is truly optimised. 

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