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Bisphenol S enters SVHC list
UNPAC The Italian Union of Leather Chemical Auxiliary Manufacturers outlines what obligations arise as a resultRead
Call for Papers for Freiberg Leather Days
The conference organized by VGCT and FILK is scheduled for June 28-29 in GermanyRead
Lineapelle was full of energy
February's leather and components fair sees the return of foreign visitors and brings back some confidence among tanneriesRead
Gualino: we are optimistic for 2023
IULTCS president comments on the current situation of the leather supply chain, which has to face difficult challenges working on reducing environmental impact and recycling wasteRead
Work gets underway for the 37th IULTCS Congress in Chengdu
Organizers invite speakers to submit an abstract of their papers by June 15thRead
Unification has made us stronger
Interview with Fabrizio Ugolini, the managing director who led the path of integration of FGL International and FinikemRead
Sustainability, the latest progress of the Italian tannery
The Italian Tanneries Association Report 2022 highlights the progressive reduction in water and energy consumption and the increasing waste recoveryRead
A people-friendly economy against crises
GreenItaly 2022 Report highlights how green transition strengthens competitiveness of sectors and businessesRead
Circular chemistry for the development of sustainable processes
The experience of the PetrixLab at the University of Siena, which is experimenting with the use of tanning waste for the production of biobased chemical additivesRead
Tanning biotechnologies for novel sustainable and circular materials
From the Italian Research Institute, a study illustrating possible new directions of scientific research to valorize waste from the leather supply chainRead
Renewable raw materialsfor a cleaner tanning industry
The activities of the GREENCAT research group are aimed at the valorization of wasteRead
The future of bio-based materials
Gustavo Defeo summarizes European commitments to the green transition and the needto reduce the use of fossil-based materials also in the tanning sectorRead
TUSCAVIA, a green projectof TECHA and FINIKEM
From research on vegetable waste the identification of chemical molecules valuable for our health and for leather finishingRead
TFL are pioneering bio-based low impact chemicals
The company has developed calculation tools that determine the exact amountof renewable chemistry in each tanning recipeRead
Sustainable leathers, KEMAS is always at the side of the tannery
The Tuscan leather chemicals company has developed an entire line of ZDHC Level 3 certified productsRead
KLF, a whole range of bio-based products for sustainable tanning
The Tuscan company has done extensive analysis to measure the proportion of biological to fossil carbon in its retanning agentsRead
SYN-BIOS, pioneers of a sustainablemanagement model
The Veneto-based company has held the ZDHC LEVEL 3 certification for the past two yearsRead
Mandatory appointment of ADR Safety Advisor, false problem
Paola Ulivi explains the implications to the latest changes in hazardous waste transportation regulations and urges everyone to be more carefulRead
Efficiency and ease of use with TODESCO's KINGFISHER
A versatile finishing line with high technological contentRead
Leather Naturally: the consumer is ready to love the longevity of leather
In a world increasingly focused on reducing waste, the characteristics of leather become increasingly importantRead
Organic waste valorisation towards circular and sustainable biocomposites
Erlantz Lizundia, Francesca Luzi and Debora Puglia. Source: Green Chem, 2022, 24, 5429Read
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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.
ArsTannery #06/2022: Focus on technological innovations
This issue is dedicated to Simac Tanning Tech 2022 with a full-bodied report of the innovations presented at the world’s most important leather area technology fair by the best companies in the mechano-tanning industry. Machine manufacturers’ attention is focused on improving environmental performance with solutions that enable the reduction of water, energy and chemical consumption while lowering waste production and emissions of all kind.
ArsTannery #05/2022: Tannery sector restarts with innovations
The tanning sector restarts in September with lots of interesting innovations coming from the leading chemical companies and an agenda full of events and appointments. It begins with III IULTCS EuroCongress scheduled from September 18 to 20.
ArsTannery #04/2022: Leather still a protagonist in the furniture industry
From the leather used in the furniture industry, which is still registering positive figures, to the latest events in the tannery sector. Among the pages of this issue of Tannery, all the latest and most interesting news from the sector!
ArsTannery #03/2022: Technology in the spotlight, and more
From new technologies that you will find at the next Simac Tanning Tech 2022 exhibition, to advanced devices and systems that improve the environmental performance of machinery, to technologies that reduce the environmental impact of cattle farms. Let’s talk about technological innovations, and more.
ArsTannery #02/2022: Sustainability in the tanning industry
Even the chemical tanning sector can no longer ignore the call to sustainability and it is implementing a series of actions aimed at lowering the environmental impact of its processes.
Leather making: a detailed guide of the most modern methods
Leather Naturally, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands focuses on educating and promoting the use of leather, has developed a guidebook to modern cowhide processing with the goal of disseminating accurate information on the topic.
ArsTannery #01/2022: Automotive industry and market news
The spotlight is on automotive, a sector that remains crucial for the leather industry even though it is not so much suffering today from the lack of demand, but rather due to supply chain bottlenecks and the semiconductor crisis.