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Recruitment: Experienced footwear leather technicians

Youngil, one of the largest split leather tanneries, is looking for experienced footwear leather technicians for its retanning and finishing departments to strengthen its team at its growing full grain operation at its South Vietnam tannery, which services some of the largest athletics and leather goods brands in the world. 

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Ten phantom tanneries closed in Colombia

Colombia’s authorities have shutdown ten illegal tanneries during combined operation at the end of July. The tanneries in question did not have any environmental authorisations nor necessary plant facilities or permits for wastewater treatment. The local authorities have confiscated hides, machinery and chemicals used for processing from the illegal plants. 

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Kanpur tanners fear cluster might not open again

As the tanneries in Kanpur remain closed long after the religious Kumbh Mela festival ended on March 4, some tanners worry the Government will not allow them to open again and many workers are reported to have left the sector.

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Attiva band-buffing machine from Bergi

Buffing is today a primary mechanical operation in the tannery and it often determines the quality of the final article. Leathers today are so specialised that every operation and process now often requires a dedicated machine. 

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