MRSL: The changing face of compliance

By BLC Leather Technology Centre
Published:  13 July, 2015

Article first published in ILM March-April 2015 edition.


Updated U.S hide and skin trading standards

First published September 2014 in ILM
Published:  31 December, 2014

By attending several global meetings it became obvious that tanners are looking for more transparency, together with an improved definition of their raw materials. The historic wisdom that hides are a by-product and therefore are immune to controls or specifications is no longer satisfactory. The U.S Hide, Skin and Leather Association (USHSLA) is taking a proactive approach in better understanding these issues and working with the industry to address these challenges.

Paul Pearson

Labelling and designation of automotive leather

Paul Pearson, Secretary-General, International Council of Tanners
Published:  07 October, 2014

Paul Pearson, Secretary-General, International Council of Tanners, provides an update on the latest legislation being considered in Europe concerning automotive leathers.