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Faurecia signs joint venture with Chinese OEM

French automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia has signed a joint venture with pioneering Chinese electric vehicle OEM, BYD. The new company, called Shenzhen Faurecia Automotive Parts Co, aims to develop and manufacture advanced seating solutions for BYD-affiliated OEM brands. 

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Chemtan teaches the value of waterproofing

Students at the UK’s University of Northampton’s Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) had the opportunity to learn more about leather waterproofing from leading international supplier, Chemtan Company.

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Making automotive leather for the Chinese market

A presentation from the leading China owned automotive leather maker, Zhejiang Kasen Industrial Co Ltd about making car interior leathers in China’s fast growing market will be given at the upcoming automotive leather conference in Shanghai to coincide with the ACLE.

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Closer co-operation required on training

Ivan Kral, Industrial Development Officer, UNIDO. Where will future knowledge and skills come from in the leather industry? This question has been raised during a number of congresses, conferences, events, blogs and articles over the past couple of years. There are still many training and R&D institutes capable of providing training, however, in many cases, they are in a different location from the leather industry and manufacturing units. Perhaps the question should be rephrased: How will knowledge and skills reach trainees?

 

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The Sauer Indexes

TheSauerReport is the leading online platform for global hide and skin prices. Unique to the report are the four hide and skin price indexes. At the APLF last month ILM and TheSauerReport (TSR) announced a joint co-operation to share information and enhance each other’s information offer to the leather industry. 

 
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Colomer Munmany acquire Zivana Skins

Colomer Munmany Europe Co Ltd has taken over Zivana Skins (UK) part of the Zivana Group. Colomer Munmany is part of Henan Prosper, one of the world’s leading tanneries, which supplies companies such as UGG and Burberry, as well as a number of other leading brands and Italian designer firms.

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