Content Director Martin Ricker visits the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) at the University of Northampton to find out more about the latest facility updates and how they aim to attract the next generation of students.

Meanwhile, Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth speaks to Egbert Dikkers before he exits the leather industry to glean some key insights from his 30-year career in tanning.

Throughout the July/August issue, ILM is focusing on low-impact, biobased chemicals with several in-depth articles from ILM’s Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers, a roundup of the latest innovations in the chemical landscape and more.

Familiar favourites

As always, ILM July/August includes your favourite regular features including the latest raw materials analysis from theSauerReport Editor Ian Banks, the Redwood Comment and a Talking Point feature where we asked industry professionals whether they think the tanning process is going through a fundamental evolution away from metal-based tannages such as chromium.

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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 devices 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 over 25 new stories added each week, supported by a twice-weekly e-newsletter.

ILM subscribers can download the app for free to access content online and offline. This investment in multi-platform media underpins ILM’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of creative and innovative content delivery to ensure that it is the leading leather industry news, technical and business information service.

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