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Ford has said it will cancel a USD1.6bn plant it planned to build in Mexico and instead extend operations at its factory in Michigan. The US car giant will spend USD700m on expanding the plant at Flat Rock.
As in previous academic years, German chemicals supplier Trumpler recently spent a week at the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) at the University of Northampton providing technical training to year-two BSc students.
The first freight train from China arrived in Hamburg in August 2013 after a 15 day journey. China has launched a direct rail freight service to London, as part of its drive to develop trade and investment ties with Europe.
Brazilian packer and tanning group JBS features in a new publication from London-based environmental organisation CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project), reports international web site Leatherbiz.
Organised by the Italian Leather Chemists and Technologists Association (AICC), there are two seminar sessions taking place January 13-14 that will focus on the complex topic of biocides in leather processing.
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