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An update on chromium (VI) in leather methodology

The issue of chromium(VI) in leather has been debated for many years, but its significance has recently been raised due to newly proposed European legislation. The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has proposed (12/4/19 – Annex XV Restriction Report Proposal for a Restriction Substance Name(s): Skin Sensitising Substances) that the limit should be lowered from its current 3 ppm limit to 1 ppm, so that the leather industry is in line with the textile industry. While the textile industry uses little chromium, mainly in dyestuffs, the leather industry faces detecting 1 ppm of chromium(VI) in a background of 20,000-40,000 ppm of chromium(III).

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Increased Savar pollution fears after Eid-ul-Azha

The Bangladesh government efforts to free tanneries from environmental pollution is being questioned as pollution still remains a major concern in newly built Savar tannery zone. The pollution is expected to get worse following the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. 

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U.S. meat industry demands bilateral trade deal with Asia

As the newly elected U.S President, Donald Trump, signed an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in his first days in the White House, representatives from the U.S. meat industry ask the Government for a bilateral trade agreement with Asia.

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Debag highlight leather chemicals on Indian substrates

Turkish leather chemical makers, Debag Kimya along with its India agent, TFB Exim India will be participating at the IILF 2015 in Chennai from January 31- February 3. On display will be collection of newly developed leather articles made from local raw materials showcasing Debag Kimya’s range of chemicals for processing leathers from beamhouse to crust. 

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