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Lanxess to host Sustainability seminars at ACLE

Leather chemical maker, Lanxess will be hosting a series of small seminars from its stand at the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai between August 31 – September 2. The show opens at the SNEIC in Pudong today.


New Chemical Management System manual

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Group has released a new Chemical Management System (CMS) guidance manual which aims to support factories, brands retailers and suppliers in their efforts to manage chemicals in the supply chain.


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.