The 18th Session of the UNIDO Leather Panel (Shanghai, 1-5 September 2012) addressed the important issue of the LCA methodologies that should allow the leather industry to get a fair and accurate calculation of the carbon/water footprint of Leather. A Technical Report on this topic was tabled by UNIDO for getting the feedback from the Leather Panel and finalising the work.
The international news site Leatherbiz.com has reported that COTANCE, the representative body of the tanning industry to the European Commission, has agreed a deal to make the national leather industry associations it represents members of the International Council of Tanners (ICT).
These were some of the hot topics covered in a lively debate, ‘What’s in a name?’ held on the sidelines of APLF’s Materials, Manufacturing & Technology exhibition. The panel brought together global experts from the leather, synthetics and fashion industries and there was no shortage of strong opinions.
The representatives of the European Leather Industry meeting in Council in Rome regret the approval of the EU Regulation on Textile Names and Labelling of Textile products by the European Parliament last 15 May 2011.
The Confederation of National Associations of Tanners and Dressers of the European Community (COTANCE) is the representative body of the European Leather Industry. It is a non-profit organization established in order to promote the interests of the European tanning industry at international level.
The COTANCE Council of October 12, 2010, gathering the representatives of the European leather industry under the chairmanship of Albert Rosello (Serpelsa, Spain) reviewed the sector's state of trade expressing highest concern over the increasing scarcity of hides and skins and worrying price developments.