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What is a disruptive technology?

“After 10,000 years of doing everything in an aqueous solution, do you think that the leather industry is really culturally able to discard water and replace it with plastic balls?” This was my final question to Vik Pratap of Xeros on April 21.


Life is full of surprises

On a freezing dark February evening in Northampton it was with the a sense of duty that twelve souls braved the elements and spread themselves out in a classroom at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies to hear the Deputy Chairman (the Chairman was absent) introduce a substitute speaker. Just another meeting of the Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists where a mix of long retired and just starting members usually just get brought up to date with what to the industry is commonplace.