Webinar: How does the Ecotan concept work?

Worldwide
Published:  28 June, 2021
Ecotan sneakers

As demand for sustainable leather shows no sign of slowing down, Italy based tannins producer Silvateam has developed a tanning system, known as Ecotan, to help both tanneries and brands answer the call for eco-friendly products. In this free-to-attend webinar, Eric Poles will outline how the Ecotan concept works and how it supports a circular environmental model. Click here to register.

During his presentation titled: “The Ecotan Tanning Technology”, Eric Poles, Leather Sales Manager at Silvateam, will outline how the Ecotan bio-circular tanning system works in more detail, providing more technical aspects for tanners and brands to understand more about the bio-circular system. The webinar is titled: “Ecotan: Shift to Bio-circular” and features three leading leather industry presenters.

About Eric Poles
Poles graduated in Leather Technology at the National Leatherseller’s Centre - Nene College, Northampton, UK in 1988 (now known as the Institute of Creative Leather Technologies). He has been part of Silvateam since 1984, first as a technician (1984-90), then as Technical Director (1990-2008) and now as Global Sales Director (2008 - present). Over his 35 years of experience, he has developed a deep understanding of leather tanning technologies, in particular vegetable and chrome-free tanning.

The webinar features three short powerpoint presentations outlining the Ecotan concept, the technology behind it and from a tanners’ perspective. The presentations are followed by a live Q&A moderated by ILM Content Director, Martin Ricker. Attendees are also invited to ask questions to the presenter panel. Click here to see the full presenter programme.

Who should watch this webinar?
The “Ecotan – Shift to Bio-circular” webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain. It is particularly pertinent for any leather-using brands, retailers and OEMs looking to source sustainable leather. The webinar is also interesting for all tanners and finishers.

How can I register to attend?
The webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, July 8 at 2pm CET (1pm BST). The webinar will last approximately 45-60 minutes.
Click here to register (registrations subject to approval).