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Industry - Being proud of leather
I am proud to be part of the leather industry, an industry that has been making huge progress to manufacture a sustainable material, bringing comfort, luxury and joy to consumers, writes Egbert Dikkers, Global Director Sustainability at Smit & Zoon.
Brazil participates in APLF Virtual Trade Fairs - Trade shows in China and India will have the participation of Brazilian leather companies
APLF has been the main leather trading platform in the world for four decades. Such a history has made the series of Virtual APLF trade shows, which will happen 100% online, organized by APLF and strategic partners, one of the most awaited events in the leather industry's calendar in the first trimester of 2021.
Brazil - Couroquímica is launching an exclusive product at Inspiramais
Inspiramais Digital was the space chosen by Couroquímica tannery to present an unprecedented product developed especially for this event: the Vernice is a soft, shiny, wet look leather. Inspiramais Digital will take place on January 26 and 27. Register now at Inspiramais Digital.
Paraguay - Record beef exports achieved despite the pandemic.
After one of its poorest beef export performances in 2019, when Paraguay only managed to export 32,000 tons of boneless beef, the country has bounced back in 2020 despite facing the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
APLF Exhibitors in 2019
Cuirs du Futur is a tannery and manufacturer of stretch leather, based in Graulhet, France, the historic capital of the leather industry. In 1992, a partnership with Du Pont De Nemours enabled the first application of Lycra® fabric in the leather industry. The Lycra® lining composed with elastane fibres, allows for the leather to which it is bonded to become elastic and retain its original form after being stretched.
With its main office in the western city of Maracaibo and representative offices in the state of Yaracuy and the capital of Lara state, Barquisimeto, Commercial Jairo Leather Industries has founded some 36 years ago. The company is currently managed by Mr Jairo Noya as CEO who has extensive experience in the international leather sector and moreover in international hide exports.
In view of the current situation which prevents buyers from attending physical exhibitions, APLF will continue to support the tanning industry by organising a series of online events for the Chinese, Indian and African/Middle East markets.
We, the Organisers of APLF, announced today that the 2021 edition of APLF-Leather, Materials+ and Fashion Access will be rescheduled from 30 March - 1 April 2021 to 5 - 7 July 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The world appears to have moved from house arrest to purgatory, with little prospect of ever escaping completely from COVID-19. Hopefully before long we will have a vaccine, but increasingly this looks like only a partial solution, allied with a danger of worrying repercussions if politicians shortcut the testing process to get it something out early. Even the countries that dealt with the pandemic most effectively and thought they could get quickly back to work have been stalled by the interconnected world where troubles elsewhere impact on their ability to function effectively.
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