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Tanners hit by waste treatment bottleneck

The central effluent treatment plant (CEPT) serving the tanneries in the Arzignano tanning cluster is still unable effectively to process waste liquids from the largest leather cluster in Europe.

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Behind the numbers

These days the leather industry cannot be without meetings, conferences and seminars. They were once few and far between, even noted by some U.S. tanners who used them to make up for incredibly poor holiday entitlements. So many events means lots of opportunity to voice opinions, which you would think must be a good thing. Except that these days most of our industry opinions have to be just that, opinions, since the statistical evidence to support them no longer exists.

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Why have split prices fallen so much?

Ron Sauer of TheSauerReport.com is curious about the current market for splits. When raw material prices have generally stayed firm why have split prices continue to fall?

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The Split Report

July was an uncertain and transitional month for the split market. There have been no major changes in the price trends over the past three months. The split market thus remains generally weak with only a few interesting points to emphasise. 

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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.

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