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SLTC hosts inaugural Fellows dinner

The UK Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC), hosted its first Fellows dinner on October 28, attended by 58 society past presidents, fellows and their guests.

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Modern Meadow explains its next steps

Spokesperson for Leather Naturally and ILM columnist Mike Redwood asked David Williamson, Chief Technology Officer, Modern Meadow for an update of the company’s future plans during the recent Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) conference in Northampton. Article first published in ILM May-June 2017 print and digital edition. 

 

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Get-togethers returning to fashion

When the first World Leather Congress was held in Brazil a few years ago, tagged onto the back of a very successful World Footwear Congress, someone told me that they thought the industry had discovered a new appetite for big assemblies. I found it hard to believe. For some years, the numbers attending the UK Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists conferences had been declining, and it began to look like an event for a few enthusiasts to meet with even fewer elderly retirees. 

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One hundred years of the SLTC journal

The centenary of JSLTC (Journal of the Society of Leather Technologists & Chemists) was officially celebrated during the 120th annual SLTC conference in Northampton on April 22.

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Lear Corp sponsors young scientist research grant

The Executive Committee of the IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Society, has announced that Lear Corporation has agreed to sponsor the 2017 research grant for young scientists.  

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Leather industry is impacted by global events

More than most industries, the leather industry is impacted by global economic and political events; goodness knows we have enough of these going on right now with the weakening Chinese economy, sanctions against Russia, wars in the Middle East and terrorism penetrating into the heart of our cities. So it seems rather careless for the UK to drop a shock referendum result into our lap just at the moment when everything is so fragile.

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Environmental theme to 118th SLTC conference

Sustainable leather production, chrome VI legislation and an update on the tannery relocation to Savar in Bangladesh were a few of the topics presented at the 118th Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) annual conference in Northampton on April 25. Article first published in ILM May-June 2015 edition.

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