Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), a key topic at Hong Kong Conference

Product Environmental Footprint (PEF), a key topic at Hong Kong Conference

Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President at LANXESS, will be presenting ‘Update of the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) for Leather’ at the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference on 30th March 2017, in Hong Kong.

 

At Lanxess, Dietrich Tegtmeyer is responsible for Global Crusting Development and Leather Industry Relations. He is a chemist who started his career at Bayer in 1989, and moved with the spinoff of the chemical business in 2004 to the newly founded company LANXESS. With various positions in process development administration and R&D management he now served as senior manager for over 15 years for the leather business.

 

Outside the company, Dietrich served as Executive Committee Member for the Leather Working Group for 4 years. Currently he is an executive of the German Union for Tannery Chemicals and Technologies (VGCT) and the TeGeWa, an association representing the German chemical industry as well since January 2016 the president of the International Union for Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS).

 

Lanxess are also Gold Sponsors of the conference – Read their sponsorship profile.

 

Find out more about the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference 2017.

 

Attend the Sustainability in the Leather Supply Chain Conference

Platinum sponsor, Stahl.

 

Building on the success of previous years, the theme of this year’s conference will be focused on building a sustainable value chain for the leather industry. A key requirement for all retailers and brands is upstream supply chain transparency. This year’s event will include presentations which concentrate on the lifecycle of products with sustainability and innovation being key themes.

 

Topics such as effective supply chain mapping, recent developments of the multi-brand ZDHC, alternative materials, innovation in chemistry and animal welfare will feature in presentations during the event. We promise an exciting line-up of international industry leading specialists, including major brands and/or retailers, tanners, leather supply chain suppliers (machinery/chemicals) and organisations presenting the most up-to-date developments across a range of topical subjects.

 

Date: Thursday 30th March 2017
Duration: 12:00 to 17:30
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

 

Register your place today with APLF – Discounted rates for BLC Members.

 

New Chrome VI Method Imminent

 

An updated version of BS EN ISO 17075, the internationally recognised method for the analysis of chrome VI in leather, is due to be published by the end of February 2017.

 

The updates will see the method being split into 2 parts; part 1 being the colorimetric method (technically unchanged from the current version of the method) and part 2 using a new technique – Ion Chromatography.

 

Read more about the new Chrome VI method.

 

28 February 2017

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