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More than 400 delegates at the world summit of leather chemists that showcased "Innovations to make leather irreplaceable"Read
The SOLARIS project aimed at developing sustainable leathers was presented in RiminiRead
In San Miniato, Nov. 10, the focus was on rules and the need for shared measurements to calculate the environmental impact of the tanning process, but also on the importance of more effective communicationRead
The challenge, which passes through the reuse of KEU, is to develop a more sustainable tanning processRead
Seven important papers dedicated to the progress of the leather chemical sector were presented in Arzignano last September 29thRead
Open to anyone the new technology platform to promote collaboration and arrive at the definition of new industry standardsRead
The Veneto-based leather chemicals company has been honoredby the ItalyPost Study Center and Corriere della SeraRead
Through a new digital format, the Italian chemical company explains the importance of chemical and physical tests on leatherRead
The APLF ASEAN 2023, the one and only leather exhibition in Thailand, has concluded with great success. A grand stage for young designers, and the answer to all the needs of the industry under one roof.Read
The Tuscany-based leather chemical company aims to be an active part of the leather supply chain’s green transitionRead
New proposals were seen in terms of process organization and digitalization towards a sustainable transition.Read
Companies must innovate to become sustainable, fully embracing the digital transformation that is the key driver of this change. This is the main message that came out of the UITIC Congress.Read
How technological evolution must accompany the evolution of business models.Read
The system optimizes the management of the milling departmentRead
Innovative technology underpins the machine for the finishing in reverseof whole and half cowhidesRead
First LEATHERTRONIC™ system allows you to "read" both wet and dry hides and skinsRead
The Veneto-based company displayed some of its most successful equipment at the fair, such as the Starlux press and the Attiva belt buffing machineRead
Paolo Todesco explains how the innovative finishing process that allows leathers to be dried at low temperatures using UV rays as catalysts came aboutRead
The Veneto-based company has launched the "PCR-e8" model, which ensures high performance with significant energy savingsRead
The company specializes in proposing integrated and customized solutions for production improvement in the finishing departmentRead
A traditional yet innovative press that provides significant energy savingsRead
The Veneto-based company has developed new systems that revolutionize leather dryingRead
The machine has been optimized with the introduction of a new blade assembly that is gentler on the leather and reduces wasteRead
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A roundup of previews regarding the technologies that major companies in the leather processing industry will present at Simac Tanning Tech is the main topic of this issue, which turns the spotlight on important innovations that enable tanneries to optimize processes to reduce environmental impact, automate processing steps and lower energy and chemical consumption.
We then discuss the 37th IULTCS Congress dedicated to “Innovations to make leather irreplaceable” to be held in China next October in the presence of the world’s leading experts in leather chemicals. Finally, we report an interview with Elisa Gavazza, ZDHC’s director for Southern Europe, who reports on the latest news affecting tanneries and manufacturers of leather chemicals engaged in the program aimed at zeroing chemical risk.
There is a system that seems to focus everything on “formal sustainability” and there are those who, like the Italian tannery, represent an example of “substantial sustainability.” These were the words of President Fabrizio Nuti at the last UNIC assembly, who reiterated how there are not many industries whose raw material is derived from a waste from another supply chain. Italian tanners, moreover, have gone further by putting in place “a recycling and reuse chain of their production waste in tanneries that has no equal, treating and reusing it for the cosmetics industry, the food industry, agriculture and construction. The result is a circularity rate of more than 99 percent.”
Our sector has been willing to commit itself by introducing voluntary certification methodologies for machinery. A distinctive element of Italian savoir-faire aimed at achieving those sustainable development goals of which much is spoken.
A supportive action will have to be taken on these issues that focuses on the promotion of Italian System, capable of sustaining the sector in the fierce international competition.
With this in mind, the events scheduled for next September and October 2023 will also lend themselves to become important moments of discussion and dialogue for the supply chain.
The tanning industry’s transition to cleaner, circular production processes is now a given. The recovery of processing waste for the development of bio-based chemicals is the latest frontier in this path aimed at reducing the environmental impact of the tanning process. From green chemistry we move to the principles of circular chemistry with the understanding that a greener leather production environment, both in terms of reducing emissions and waste, is essential for the defense of a truly sustainable industrial system.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.