Study compares material biomass and fossil carbon content

Dubai
Published:  14 March, 2022
Gustavo Defeo (right) with physicist Saverio Bartalini examining a SCAR spectrometer prototype.

Gustavo Defeo, CEO of Italian analytical laboratory Ars Tinctoria, will reveal the results of the company’s biomass carbon content research at a conference in Dubai. How does genuine leather compare with other so-called vegan materials?

At the upcoming ILM/APLF ‘Future trends in a post-Covid leather industry’ conference in Dubai, Defeo will explain the company’s investigation into the quantification of Carbon 14 specifically in SCAR spectroscopy as a consistent way to determine the ratios of fossil based and biomass carbon content in any material or chemical. Gustavo Defeo will present new results exclusively at the conference. 

Register for the hybrid event today and find out more about Ars Tinctoria plus presentations from Royal Smit & Zoon, Leather Naturally, JBS Couros, the Leather & Hide Council of America and more by visiting the event page.

About the speaker

Gustavo Adrián Defeo FSLTC is an Italian-Argentinean chemist with 37 years of experience in leather and fashion materials. After many years involved in leather chemicals production and technical support, he founded Ars Tinctoria in 2011, an analytical and research laboratory in Santa Croce sull’Arno. He is also currently Chairman of ISO IULTCS IUF and Convenor of the CEN TC 289 WG3 commissions.

Attend the conference in-person or virtually

‘Future trends in a post-Covid leather industry’ will be a half-day hybrid conference featuring a live in-person event at the Dubai World Trade Centre on March 29 (afternoon), the day before APLF Dubai begins. For those who cannot attend in person, a virtual conference will be available to view online and will be broadcast around the same time as the live event. It will not be a simultaneous live feed. 

Head to the registration page to get your ticket today.

The remaining speaker line-up and topics will be announced over the coming weeks and all presentations will be in English only. The full programme and topics can be found here

When is the conference?

Date: Tuesday, March 29 (the day before the start of APLF Dubai)

Time: 12:30pm registration with a coffee/networking break and ending around 5:30pm

Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre (Abu Dhabi Room B)

Delegate fee: US$200 per person + VAT/booking fee* (*if applicable).

Click here to register to attend (live or online).

Who should attend?

The conference is aimed at anyone connected to the global leather supply chain, including tanners, brands/retailers, product manufacturers, OEMs, traders and consultants, trade associations, chemical and machinery/equipment suppliers and academia.