During his presentation titled: “The bio-circularity of Ecotan leather: from birth to life and next life”Antonio Battaglia, Leather Business Unit Manager at Silvateam will introduce the Ecotan bio-circular tanning system and show how it has been designed to fit a circular model for a range finished leather products such as footwear upper. Ecotan has been developed to be transformed into a fertilizer at the end of its leather product lifecycle and thus regenerate plant growth within a circular model.  

About Antonio Battaglia

He studied Economics and Philosophy at the University of San Andres, Harvard College and University of Pisa. Battaglia has been part of Silvateam – his family’s business – since 1997, covering different roles such as project control and analysis and sales. He is CEO at both business unit and group level and is interested in sales strategy, product development, B2B marketing, corporate finance, corporate strategy, HR development, international business, and digitalisation. Today, he serves as Director and member of the board for the Silvateam Group, managing the Leather Technologies Business Unit and the Business Development division. 

The webinar features three short powerpoint presentations outlining the Ecotan concept, the technology behind it and from a tanners’ perspective. The presentations are followed by a live Q&A moderated by ILM Content Director, Martin Ricker. Attendees are also invited to ask questions to the presenter panel. Click here to see the full presenter programme. 

Who should watch this webinar?

The “Ecotan – Shift to Bio-circular” webinar is aimed at anyone connected with the global leather supply chain. It is particularly pertinent for any leather using brands, retailers and OEMs looking to source sustainable leather. The webinar is also interesting for all tanners and finishers.

How can I register to attend?

The webinar will be broadcast on Thursday, July 8 at 2pm CET (1pm BST). The webinar will last approximately 45-60 minutes.

Click here to register (registrations subject to approval).