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Higher hide prices could play into the hands of alternative materials

With hide prices climbing steadily since autumn 2020 for some selections/origins, and many now at the highest levels for a few years, the price of finished leather is set to increase, too, which may place it at a disadvantage over cheaper, alternative materials, according to raw materials pricing and analysis website theSauerReport. 

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The new standard in tanning is Zeolite-based

Recently, a revolutionary tanning agent was introduced. Zeology, a sustainable tanning concept, promises to be a truly sustainable alternative to existing tanning agents, without compromising on leather performance. That’s quite a promise! 

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Are vegan alternatives to leather really sustainable?

The term ‘vegan leather’ is increasingly being used to describe materials promoted as an alternative to leather, but there is a significant debate around the suitability of these materials. Are these materials really sustainable when compared with genuine leather? 

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Lanxess promote biopolymers at IILF 2015

German specialty chemicals company Lanxess is showcasing a new class and range of genuine retanning agents, which effectively utilises biopolymers for a more sustainable production of high quality leather. IILF takes place in Chennai, February 1-3, 2015.

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