As well as part one (of a two part) review of some of the latest machinery on display at the highly successful, Simac Tanning Tech fair held in February, ILM also publishes a neutral comparison between thin top coat finishing by rollercoater or spraying; what are the pros and cons of each application?

Sticking to an Italian theme, leading international tanner Gianni Russo of Russo di Casandrino provides a guest opinion. We review the Lineapelle fair, interview the President of Assomac and publish a pictorial view of some Veneto based tanners through “The Perfect Tannery” photography project.

Other items featured include:

  • A review of the XXXIV IULTCS Congress in Chennai
  • The new Leather Standard by OEKO-TEX
  • Guidance for tanners with the latest CITES changes
  • An in-depth technical look at the tear strength of leather
  • Future finishing technologies

Market report India

ILM has published an in-depth overview of the fast-growing tanning industry in India. After a difficult period for Indian leather exports in 2016 the industry is looking to bounce back in 2017. However, the leather industry in India, especially around Kanpur, faces many environmental challenges.

All this and a whole lot more can be found the latest edition of ILM (March-April) which is the home of original leather industry content.

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