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How leather businesses can transform themselves and reposition the industry for a new market reality

The second instalment of the two-part webinar series titled ‘Preparing for a post-Covid-19 global leather marketplace’, organised by ILM in partnership with global hide and leather supplier JBS Couros and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), will shed light on the key challenges on businesses in the wider leather and leather product supply chains and help navigate the new reality post-Covid-19. The free-to-attend webinar will be broadcast July 29, 2020 at 2pm UK time (3pm CET). To attend, please register here


The Split Report

The dark shadows predicted in the last Split Report led to a correction in the market. It started in Asian markets with the scarce interest in the medium to low-grade materials destined for PU production and the lower-end suede for sports shoes. From there it spread like wildfire to other articles.


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.