With a strong editorial focus on the environment and true sustainability, the latest edition of International Leather Maker looks at the hot topic of biodegradable leather with some of the challenges ahead that tanners, with the support of chemical companies and technical institutions, will need to tackle to make leather truly part of a circular system.

In addition, ILM publishes an overview of some of the widely marketed competing materials against genuine leather and wonders if they are really sustainable at all, or are they a mix of natural and manmade materials falsely claiming to have eco credentials when the reality is less certain.

 Other editorial features include:

  • A review of the “Tannery 2030” conference which took place in Shanghai looking at future developments in the tannery and leather supply chain. What will the Tannery in 2030 be like?
  • A profile of Chinese automotive leather makers Zhejiang Fubang Automotive.
  • EU due diligence standards for tanneries – health & safety in the workplace.
  • Science & innovation: leather mass balance improvements.
  • Sustainability, ethics and artificial intelligence.
  • Leather Naturally aims to target millennials and generation-z consumers.
  • Review of the 11th AICLST congress in Xi’an, China and the 20th edition of ACLE.

These special features are in addition to all the usual market commentary, raw materials information, news and industry analysis which goes into making ILM the leading global industry media for original, high-quality content across a range of print, online, social and digital media platforms.

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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 via 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.

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 www.internationalleathermaker.com on your smartphone or tablet today and see the difference. ILM is the only one that is truly optimised. Say goodbye to old fashioned and clunky page turning e-zines.

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