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Veg-Tanning - Some Environmental Facts in Numbers
Testament to the low environmental imact veg-tanni9ng with quebracho has and how reforestation ensures a constant source of thsi traditional tanning product
Technology - Advanced Leather Cutting by Elitron
Thanks to ILM for publishing this video of the Italy based automated cutting equipment and software provider, Elitron and its Booster HD v5 system.
International Trade - No timeline for U.S. – China trade agreement
On the side lines of the NATO summit in London, the U.S. President said he has “no deadline” for reaching a trade deal with China, reports ILM.
More Tariffs - U.S. threatens 100% tariffs on French handbags
ILM reports that the the U.S. government is considering overtaxing French products, such as leather handbags, up to 100%. The decision comes after France announced the ‘Gafa tax’ on digital companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.
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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