XXXV IULTCS Congress in Dresden with Chem-MAP® Experts

Published 26th July 2019

The Chem-MAP® team recently attended and exhibited at the XXXV IULTCS Congress in Dresden, Germany – a leading technical event for the global leather industry. Our experts Deva McKenzie, Programme Manager, and Sam Collins, Research Analyst (pictured above) were on hand to discuss the benefits of Chem-MAP® and chemical management with technical professionals from the leather industry.

The IULTCS Congress celebrated its 35th year in balmy Dresden, a city bursting with culture which hosted industry representatives from over 30 countries.

With an agenda full of scientific and engineering-focused discussions, the congress’ slogan “Benign by Design” was an impactful moto that resonated throughout the course of the event. The key theme of sustainability drives the industry and research sector and during the congress, some of the key focus areas through both verbal and poster presentations included:

  • Alternatives to Conventional Chemistry
  • Biopolymers
  • Traceability
  • Circular Economy
  • Waste Management

Whilst some of the innovative and emerging technologies may in time pave the way for a more sustainable leather industry. Currently, an effective approach being taken by both the leather and textile supply chains considers the importance of a robust chemical management system. Through responsible chemical management, chemical formulators seek verification of their products for MRSL compliance; manufacturers seek compliant procurement and discharge of chemicals when producing materials/product; whilst downstream brands/retailers seek responsibly produced and compliant materials/product from their upstream suppliers, in the strive for a holistic and sustainable supply chain.


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