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Leather Industry

S&V African Leather Magazine Vol12 No9 September 2018

IN THIS ISSUE:

Sector Reports
- Raw hides: Karan says even top grade hide prices are under pressure.
- Hides, skins and wet blues: Leather Association of Tanzania paints a bleak picture.
- Suppliers: Teifel changes its name.
- Sheepskins: Karoo Natural Fibres sold, renamed as Woolmax.
- Furs: Los Angeles to ban fur manufacturing and retailing.
- Furniture upholstery: Hannitan develops new products, increases exports to offset tough conditions.
- Furniture upholstery, footwear upper and leather goods leathers: There's a good market for low grades if the finish is good, says Rotta.
- Footwear upper leathers: Zimbabwe's problems remain, but hope springs eternal, says Carlos Costa of Imponente Tanning and Superior Footwear.
- Ostrich and crocodile: South African exotic leather and the changing fashion industry, by Frik Kriek of SCOT.

Opinion
- Columnist H. Proctor writes about the different roles for traditional and high performance leathers.

Technology
- Ecco leather 'revolutionises the industry with water saving tanning technology'.
- Biodegradable textiles and leather - extracts from an article in Scientific American.

Hides & leather specifications
- Compiled by the ISTT.

New Products
- TFL successfully finishes REACH registration process.

Agriculture
- FMF campaign against land expropriation.
- USAID Hub and ILRI support cross-border trade of livestock at the Wajir B2B Forum.
- DAFF Climate advisory for the 2018/19 summer season.
- Pest and disease identification technology launched.


Advertisers in this Issue
ISTT (OFC), JSM Business Services (5), Lanxess (2), Mimosa Extract Co. (4), Rolfes Leather Division (6), SCOT (8).

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