World’s largest leather tech event kicks off in Germany

  •  Germany
  •  Jun 25, 2019
  •  By WFB Bureau
World’s largest leather tech event kicks off in Germany

More than 400 people across the world will be attending the 35th IULTCS Congress (International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies) today. 

The three-day event from 25-28 June in Dresden, Germany will experience developments in science and technology in the leather sector.

This edition’s central theme is chosen as – Benign by Design. The theme revolves around stabilising the leather industry of future through science and sustainability. The exhibition will also reflect the theme through ways in which research and development in the leather industry should be directed: sustainably, with chemical solutions that minimise environmental impact and improve results in other areas.

“It will be an excellent opportunity for exchanging knowledge, experience, and expertise among professionals and colleagues from all over the world in order to shape our industry for the future,” said President of the Congress Dietrich Tegtmeyer.

Brazil will be seen promoting its leather industry at the leather tech event. Brazilian Leather will have its own space for sharing projects related to leathers in Brazil and exhibiting the Leather Preview (Preview do Couro) display.

Besides, Brazilian leather associations such as The Brazilian Leather Project — an initiative of the Centre for the Brazilian Tanning Industry (CICB) and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) aimed to encourage Brazilian leather in the foreign market are supporting the congress.

This year’s IULTCS Congress will also deliver an exclusive lecture about Brazilian sustainability certification. The latest results of the Brazilian Leather Certification of Sustainability (CSCB) in detail will be shared with participants by CSCB) coordinator Álvaro Flores.

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