Joan Carles Castell is the new IULTCS President
There is a change at the top of IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies
There is a change at the top of IULTCS, the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies, the supranational body that brings together 19 Member Societies and 6 Associate Members representing some 3000 individual members.
As of 1 January 2024, Dr Joan Carles Castell is the new IULTCS President, taking over from Frenchman Jean-Pierre Gualino, who has completed his two-year term.
According to the IULTCS statutes the aims of the Union are to foster cooperation between member societies, to hold congresses to further the advancement of leather science and technology, to form commissions for special studies and to establish international methods of samples and testing leather and materials associated with leather manufacture.
The IULTCS organisation has held 37 congresses in twenty different countries on five continents, with the most recent being held in Chengdu, China in 2023. The next one will be in 2025 in Lyon.
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