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A pioneer of the Uruguayan automotive leather industry, Walter Branáa, has died. Mr Branáa ran the tannery that bore his family’s name in Nuevo París, a district of Montevideo, working first to make leather for footwear and furniture, as Curtiembre Branáa had done since its foundation in 1890.
Tannery and footwear group Ecco is celebrating after receiving two awards, one which of which recognised its new tanning technology, DriTan.
U.S. headquartered meatpacker and tanner, Tyson Foods, has entered a definitive agreement to acquire the Thai and European operations of Brazilian BRF to expand its offerings of protein in global markets.
The former executive director of Brazilian tanning industry association CICB, Luiz Bittencourt, has said that the average price of Brazilian hides has fallen by 50% in the last three years.
A huge number of Dhaka’s leather industry workers, 61% to be precise, are currently suffering from various health issues and many have experienced accidents at their workplace, according to Bangladesh’ Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation (OSHE foundation).
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