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Tanners must know what they are using and all the implications

As we sign off 2017 and jump into 2018 it is appropriate to both reflect upon and to preview the past and current years. Amid a noisy backdrop of concern about raw material prices, market weakness, currency fluctuations and competitors that ignore the laws on nomenclature one theme stands out as being important in both years. 


Greater supply chain dialogue is required

I have been thinking, believe it or not, about leather recently and the latest downward price fluctuations in the market. When "they" (raw material prices) are up 'they are really up' and when "they" are down 'they are really down', it would seem.