Antibacterial leather set to open up market opportunities

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Published:  01 July, 2020
Credit: Forestal Mimosa

The July-August 2020 print and digital app edition of International Leather Maker (ILM) features an interview with Antonio Battaglia, Leather Director and Co-owner of Italian leather chemical specialist Silvateam, in which he provides key insights from a recent study the company commissioned into antibacterial properties of vegetable tannins and the commercial potential for the leather industry this will open up in the future.

Continuing with the antibacterial leather theme, the latest issue, available now via the ILM app, also introduces the recent launch of two antibacterial leather ranges and a disinfectant solution by Spanish tannery Tenerias Omega. Furthermore, Nigel Payne, Director of vegetable tanning extract specialist Forestal Mimosa, gives insights into the company’s key developments and growth plans, and shares his outlook on the impact of the coronavirus crisis on the wider industry. He also highlights 2020 as the centeneary year of NTE, the largest mimosa (wattle) extract producer in Africa. 

ILM Consultant Technical Editor Karl Flowers, meanwhile, examines key topics across science and technology, including the reduction of water in the tanning process, half tannages and dye-free leather.


Other editorial highlights include:
• Key industry figures discuss one of the industry’s hottest topics, the increasing negative image of chrome tanning and is it justified, in this month’s Talking Point.
• A comprehensive overview of the latest innovations and product launches from leading chemical specialists from around the world.
• A look at the latest developments in renewable bio-based leather chemicals.

In addition to these premium editorial features, the July-August 2020 edition also includes regular items such as news review, the Redwood Column, raw materials prices and trends and more.

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