Do not miss this issue’s overview of the growing leather industry in Uzbekistan as well as a roundup of the latest machinery innovations at Simac Tanning Tech 2023.

Content Director Martin Ricker reports from SLG’s new “super tannery”, discovering the company’s latest developments. Meanwhile, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth gets a look at Leather Cluster Barcelona’s biodegradability study, comparing leather and alternative materials.

This issue also includes favourite regular features such as Talking Point, where experts have weighed in on whether tanneries should engage more with artificial intelligence and automation. Elsewhere, Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers examines net zero, leather waste opportunities, types of carbon and the potential for “microleather”.

ILM January/February 2024 is live now, and on its way to print subscribers.

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Our website, updated in 2023, has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet with user-friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also now the most updated global media resource on the web for leather, covering the tanning industry with more than 25 new stories added each week, supported by a twice weekly e-newsletter.

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