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BASF to introduce new process innovation at APLF

The German chemical manufacturer will introduce a new process innovation at the upcoming Asia Pacific Leather Fair (APLF) 2017 that aims to help brands meet ecological requirements while enhancing product quality, especially for premium and automotive leathers.

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Modern fatliquors from Trumpler

Trumpler, the Germany based leather chemical producer, introduced two new fatliquors on to the market earlier this year. Truposyl LL and Truponol L400 meet all the latest international legislation and regulatory requirements. 

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Government announces optimistic footwear requirements

India will require five billion pairs of shoes by 2020, while the present demand is 2.3 billion pairs a year according to a press release issued by the government ahead of the India International Footwear Fair (IIFF). The government gave the estimate prior to the opening of the fair on August 5. The IIFF will take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will inaugurate the Fair.

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Non-leather making challenges for tanners in 2015

Article first published in ILM January-February 2015 edition. As 2015 dawns I wonder what the new year will bring. Potentially a large effort from tanners to continue their fight for business but not based on hide supply, hide prices or even market share – but stupid requests from the “Brand ether!”. There are now so many non leather-making issues to address eg. Leather Working Group requirements, ZDHC requirements, REACH, as well as the ever more restrictive individual Brand requirements.

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