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S&V African Leather Magazine Vol11 No3 March 2017

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Sector Reports
SA agriculture needs to unite to fight antimicrobial resistance, says Minister.
Slaughter drops more than expected, reports Karan Beef’s Arnold Pretorius.

Hides & skins
Hide prices where they should be, says CPC’s Benjy Lapiner.
Small increase in sheepskin supply, demand steady, says African Hide Trading’s Steven Broughton.

Exports only way forward, but raw material prices too high, says African Merino Trading’s Simo Simov.

SCOT Doing an about-face on China, says Frik Kriek.
Production must match demand, says Mosstrich MD Francois de Wet.
Ostrich industry needs a different business model, says OPSA’s Saag Jonker.

Demand down, supply down further, says Midland Leather’s Rudie Nieuwoudt.

Wildlife Ranching SA ‘commits to transformation’, says Adri Kitshoff-Botha.

Leather Research Institute
DTI ‘has created the environment to support an LRI’, assessment finds.

Opinion – The role of masking agents in pickling
From columnist H. Procter.

Clean processing technology and sustainable production in the tanning industry Reducing Salt in Tannery Wastewater – Part 10, from Dr Clive Jackson-Moss.

Some hide and leather specifications
Compiled by the ISTT.

Ecco Leather launches translucent leather.
Pension fund head joins Zambeef board.

Fairs and Congresses
ACLE to coincide with World Leather Congress.
Chinese crackdown on polluting industries ‘will be good for exports’.
Designers return to leather as prices drop.
The ‘Leather Revolution’ – how the industry will respond.

China refines its cotton policy – report from ICAC.

Advertisers in this Issue
DyStar Boehme Africa (2), Exotic Leather SA (12), ISTT (11), Lanxess (4), Mimosa Extract Co (10), Rolfes Chemicals (OFC), SCOT (6), Tholanizikhumba Trading (7).

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