S&V African Leather Magazine Vol11 No2 February 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

SLTC Convention
Call to attend the convention in May, and request for sponsors.
Report on the SLTC UK’s Heritage Project.

Sector Reports
Hides & skins
Slaughter down for cattle, way down for sheep, reports CPC.
Reduced slaughter helps keep prices stable.

Dorper pickles/Bovine wet blues/Seal skins
Drought appears to be over, says Leather & Allied Industries Association of Namibia

Goat and bovine wet blues
Zamleather marks 100th container of wet blue to China.
Little demand for low grades of skins, hides says Leather Association of Tanzania.

Automotive
‘Cruel blow’ as 3 Series not given to SA tanneries, but Q1 sales up.

Ostrich Special Report
We have to improve everywhere, says KKI MD Charl du Plessis.
AI must never come as a complete shock, says SAOBC CEO Piet Kleyn.

Opinion – How do you spell sulfur?
Spelling is important, says columnist H. Procter.

Technology
Clean processing technology and sustainable production in the tanning industry
Reducing Salt in Tannery Wastewater – Part 9, from Dr Clive Jackson-Moss.

Some hide and leather specifications
Compiled by the ISTT.

Textiles
ICAC forecasts that world cotton production will grow by 2% in 2017/18.


Advertisers in this Issue
BASF (OFC), DyStar Boehme Africa (2), ISTT (9), Lanxess (4), Mimosa Extract Co (10), Rolfes Chemicals (6), SCOT (8).

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