The final print/digital edition of the year has now been published and subscribers can download it from the ILM app for Apple and Android devices. This edition has a special focus on the environment covering a range of subjects. Some of the highlights include:

  • Putting sustainability into practice: Dr Jürgen Christner, TFL Ledertechnik
  • Tannery water footprints: Karl Flowers, Consultant Technical Editor, ILM
  • Guest opinion by Chiara Mastrotto, President, Gruppo Mastrotto
  • Greenwashing and carbon footprints: Fernando Bellese, JBS Couros
  • Olive leaf extract leather versus non-leather materials: wet-green GmbH
  • Tannery waste into biodiesel: Karl Flowers, ILM
  • Current thinking on climate change, ZLD, energy and trees: Dr Catherine Money
  • Dealing with tannery odours: Karl Flowers, ILM

As well as the environmental-focussed editorial, ILM also publishes a review of the main speakers and topics discussed at the 3rd World Leather Congress in Shanghai, part 2 of 4 of our technical look at leather softness and the latest low environmental chemical technologies from Stahl and Lanxess. Apart from the premium content, ILM also includes the usual industry commentary, raw materials pricing and analysis, and industry news.  

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