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Marine Plastic Pollution - The water where baby fish are outnumbered 7 to 1 by plastic
The World Economic Forum reports that tiny larval fish in the nursery waters off the coast of Hawaii have a new and plentiful source of food, which has no nutritional value, is high in toxins, and can take decades to break down.
Hidenet Weekly Video Report for November 17 2019
Reporting from home base in New York, Hidenet Editor-in-Chief, Vera Dordick, notes that the US steer market remained steady once again with mixed volumes. Heavy Texas Steers (54 – 66lb) ranged from US $25.50 to US $28 as was the case last week.
Events Webinar: Raw materials for leather
Three industry-leading experts will share insights into “Raw materials traceability, standards and market trends for leathermaking” during the latest webinar organised by theSauerReport in association with ILM and sponsored by the U.S. Hides, Skins and Leather Association (USHSLA).
Retanning - Innovative Sustainable Retanning Technology from Lanxess
A new innovative amphoteric polymer - Levotan AM is now available from Lanxess to boost the quality and results of retanned leather.
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
Fashion Access and Cashmere World is not only a 3-day trade show but also offers 365 days promotions such as Pop-Up events. We’ve brought 40 designers and brands to 14 retail stores and fashion trade shows to reach fashion buyers and to consumers in department stores directly. This allows brands to be visible by showcasing their new collections, increasing exposure to different types of buyers and to test their products in the consumer market
Established in 1904, Elkem is one of the world's leaders in fully integrated silicone manufacturing with operations throughout the silicone value chain from quartz – from which silicone is obtained -- to downstream silicone specialties. Headquartered in Oslo, the company’s 27 production sites around the world ensure proximity to customers and serve very diverse markets, from energy to cosmetics, from electronics to automotive manufacturing, construction, health and personal care. Extremely versatile, silicones are widely used in people’s daily lives and in countless applications.
It is in such areas that we have seen a near tsunami of articles blaming cattle for climate change. These began in 2006 when the FAO published Livestock’s Long Shadow which looked at the environmental impact of livestock. To maximise the publicity for it the press release chose headlines that argued that livestock’s impact was greater than transport.
With a commercial network spreading over 60 countries around the world and a total turnover of over 140 million euros, the Italian company Silvateam is the world leader in the production, extraction and commercialisation of vegetable extracts, tannins and their derivatives. Today, it is benefitting greatly from the renewed interest in vegetable leather tanning, which had fallen in obsolescence but is now back into favour as it is deemed less harmful and less polluting than chrome tanning. This is a trend cheerfully endorsed by Antonio Battaglia, the company’s Leather Division Director and descendant of the founder.
One of the highlights of the 22nd edition of the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) in Shanghai was the large shared joint booth of the Chinese Henan Prosper and the Spanish company Colomer. The two had been collaborating since 1994, until in 2009 Henan Prosper acquired the finished leather operations of the 100-year old Spanish enterprise and moved their production facilities to China. Today only the trading operations remain in Spain while research and development as well as production all take place in China.
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