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ArsTannery #01/2023: Leather chemicals, where does research point?

Many topics in this first issue of 2023. The focus is on the latest chemical tanning of automotive leathers, a sector whose balance sheet remains negative but where there are encouraging signs. Looking up higher, the last UNIC & Italian Tanneries meeting showed a two-sided 2022 economy with a very positive first half followed by a more complicated second half of the year.

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Tanneries, a two-sided year

UNIC's Assembly takes stock of the industry's economic situation and environmental commitment, but also discusses the attacks on leather and the growing phenomenon of acquisitions that mark an epochal change

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Smart leather: a challenge for the entire supply chain

What brands demand from tanning technology was the topic of an interesting conference organized by Assomac and Veneto Leather District in Chiampo

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Franca Nuti: let's all work together for the good of leather

Interview with the president of AICC who announces the program of activities of Italian leather chemists’ Association, stressing the need to collaborate with all components of the supply chain

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Pitti Uomo gets a fresh start

Positive balance of the show dedicated to men's fashion which launches signs of recovery

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Italian shoes and handbags in recovery phase

In the first nine months of 2022, the footwear and leather goods sectors recorded increases in sales and exports, but the future is full of uncertainty

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Lineapelle gains great momentumfrom London and New York

The Milan edition is scheduled for Feb. 21-23 to present Spring Summer 2024 collections

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APLF DUBAI, Act Two

China is set to take center stage at the Leather fair scheduled for March 13-15at the World Trade Center

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TFL state-of-the-art low bisphenol syntans

Experts from the multinational leather chemicals company go over the steps that led to ECHA's Restriction draft and explain the benefits of their new syntans

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Vegan car interiors, false hope

Science confirms: alternative materials to leather are of fossil origin and therefore far from sustainable

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The electric car saves the European market which is growing only in Germany

2022 sales still negative in Western Europe for the automotive sector. The decline is 4.1 percent but supply difficulties are easing and forecasts are positive. Good outlook also for the United States and China

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SSIP, Research and Innovation in Automotive Leather

Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) study helps improve final performance.Comparison of the impact between chrome-tanned and wet white leathers

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Sustainable leathers with GSC Group's OMW technology

The company located in the Arzignano District launches a line of products that harness the tanning power of olive mill wastewater

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Cooler car interiors: the solution is SYN-BIOS “NIR TECHNOLOGY”

The new non-reflective colors join the SYN-CAR® and METAL-FREE series to integrate the offer for pigments for the automotive industry

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Lighter automotive leathers with STAHLITE

STAHL has developed a range of retanning and fat-liquoring products that offer many advantages both to car makers and tanners

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Royal Smit & Zoon introduces new Bio-based wet end solutions

The Dutch company launches the new Renewability range for excellent automotive leather and great environmental advantages

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Todesco leads the restart

The Veneto-based company is working at a fast pace, thanks also to the R&D lab created a year ago

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Toscolapi, bio-solvents are the future

The Tuscan company promotes a line of products made from biomass with low VOC content

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Sustainable leathers and purification are discussed at Prossimapelle

UNPAC's exhibition event offered an important moment of comparison both in terms of new products and debate among experts with the organization of an interesting Technical table dedicated to the valorization of tanning wastes along the supply chain

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Zero bisphenols and biodegradable leather with Dermacolor

Important new developments from the Tuscan company's research laboratories

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FGL and Finikem together into the future

From REVOILS to FINIBIO, the latest sustainable innovations from the two Tuscan companies committed to the unification process

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SC COSTRUZIONI presents CLEANDISC

An innovative, patented system that improves the efficiency of microfiltration systems for waste waters

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CENTER 2000 presents the NAIL interface

The Santa Croce-based IT company has developed a device to track work progress on board the machine

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Tecnochimica focuses on the short cycle

Fast Re-Tanning: a rapid retanning process offers many advantages and is the most sustainable solution

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Real Color launches class A++ rapid retanning systems

The latest innovations from the Veneto-based chemical tanning company

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Environmental analysis of a bio-based coating material for automobile interiors

Ines Rodrigues, Teresa M. Mata, Antonio A. Martins. Source: Journal of Cleaner Production 367 (2022) 133011

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ArsTannery #01-2023

Ars Tannery, the magazine of reference for the tannery industry, also acquires a new role within our publishing offering. Its content, including technology, chemicals and markets, finds space online, in the Tannery section of Arsutoria Studio.