Deputy Editor Tom Hogarth speaks to Simona Tanning about its path to 100% waste recycling through ingenious partnerships, and learns how Qualus’ Sferes technology could change tanning forever.

Meanwhile, Technical Editor Karl Flowers delves into the trickiest areas of environmental impact in the leather industry from the need to phase out chlorinated pollutants to the hydrogen sources tanners should be using and avoiding.

Reporting from Simac Tanning Tech 2021 in Milan, Content Director Martin Ricker rounds up the best in machinery innovations from the leading manufacturers at the show, and discovers that the pandemic has done little to stop our industry from continuing to make drastic improvements to the systems we use.

Elsewhere, we examine the true meaning of corporate governance, tell you what went down at the Sustainable Leather Forum in Paris, reveal why Oeko-Tex saw some of its best results during the pandemic and much more.

In addition to these premium editorial features, the November/December 2021 edition also includes regular items such as the latest industry and product news, raw materials prices and trends and our Talking Point feature, where this time we ask leading leather professionals how they expect leather to change as a material.

Don’t miss out on this packed issue to end 2021. The industry is in a period of great change, and ILM is here to ensure you see it coming. The issue is now available digitally on the ILM app for all subscribers.

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Our website has been designed to work seamlessly across desktop, smartphone and tablet devices with user-friendly access to premium industry content and commentary. It is also now the most updated global media resource on the web for leather, covering the tanning industry with over 25 new stories added each week, supported by a twice weekly e-newsletter.

The ILM app has been recently updated and can be downloaded for free for Apple and Android devices by subscribers to access content online and offline. This investment in multi-platform media underpins ILM’s commitment to remaining at the forefront of creative and innovative content delivery to ensure that it remains as the leading leather industry news, technical and business information service.

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