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Talking Point

This month, key machinery industry players share their views on how Artificial Intelligence (AI) may impact the leather supply chain in the future.


Brands! holier than thou?

In ILM’s new column ‘Against the grain’, Sam Setter shares his views on the issues affecting the leather industry around the world. His most recent piece covers the relationship between the fashion industry and suppliers, as well as working conditions and industry standards.


National Beef tannery ready for the future

In 2010, National Beef’s leadership envisioned a technologically advanced, fully automated plant designed to better provide finishers of wet-blue leather with a consistent, dependable product. In the autumn of 2014, that vision will become a reality with the installation of full substance packaging equipment – the final puzzle piece of the a fully automated plant.