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IN THIS ISSUE:
Market is very stable, says Benjy Lapiner of CPC.
Little demand for low grades of skins, hides, says Kevin Davidow of Nakara.
Dorper top end demand down in inconsistent trading, says Raffaele Bicego of SA Dorper.
Little demand for low grades of skins, hides, says Joram Wakari of the Leather Association of Tanzania.
Lower grade glut should be forcing prices down, but isn’t, says Gerrie de Jager of Brits Leather Group.
Automotive leather cutting ‘under tremendous pressure in RSA’, says Detlef Wedekind of Seton SA.
Where have all the Ngunis gone?, asks Frik van Rensburg of Game Skin & Leather Tanning.
Downturn is global, not just here, says Jerome Ingenhoes of Exotan.
Bumper alligator breeding season spells trouble for Nile croc industry, says Stefan van As of Le Croc.
The volatility of demand is a worrying factor, says Frik Kriek of SCOT.
Opinion – Animal Signatures
In Africa, particularly, tanners should be playing up the scratches on hides and skins, not trying to hide them, says columnist H. Procter.
Clean processing technology and sustainable production in the tanning industry
Reducing Salt in Tannery Wastewater – Part 7, from Dr Clive Jackson-Moss.
Some hide and leather specifications
Compiled by the ISTT.
Zambeef ‘on target to meet world-class standards’.
Culture & History
Ongoing series on the Museum of Leathercraft in Northampton.
BASF presents Spring/Summer 2018 trends.
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