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Turning leather scraps into yarn

Korean start-up ATKO Planning, has devised a process that re-uses leather scraps and turns them into a textile yarn to be used for footwear and apparel applications. 

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How biotechnology can lead the way to responsible production

On September 29, Dr Greg Altman CEO of Evolved by Nature will lead a webinar hosted by ILM on the applications of biotechnology in the leather industry and tell attendees why the industry needs to seek out choices that improve performance in a sustainable way.

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Fluorocarbon-free waterproofing from CHT

A class of materials on the market to replace fluorinated organics for hydrophobic leather applications is the highly tuneable and benign class of polymers known as siloxanes, or silicones. Germany headquartered leather chemical maker CHT offers a wide range of fluorine-free alternatives that have been proven to meet the waterproofing and water-repelling demands of environmentally conscious customers in leather applications with several siloxane offerings.

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