Visitor registrations are open for the All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE). To be held September 3-5 in Shanghai, the trade show is expected to welcome around 23,000 visitors over the three-days.

The ACLE brings together over 1,200 exhibitors, of which 30% are from abroad, including from Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the U.S., among others, who present their offer of raw hides, leather, chemicals, footwear components, accessories, machinery and synthetics aimed at the footwear, leather goods, garment, automotive and furniture manufacturing bases in China and ASEAN.

This year’s Shanghai Shake-Up conference 2019 will be divided into two discussion panels; ‘How to Transform the Role of the Tanner?’ and ‘Why Aren’t Designers Using Leather?’, held under the theme ‘Redesigning a Future for Leather’.

Among the highlights, Zschimmer & Schwarz will be showcasing some new applications. These will include Contripon RM, which Zschimmer & Schwarz has said minimises the presence of chromium VI in crust or finished leather. It is applied to the flesh side in one or more spray applications. It can also be used in wet-end processes. “It adds further safety to the established measures that prevent the formation of chromium (VI),” the company has said.

Another highlight will be Syncurol HS, designed for the production of soft leathers with high resistance to light and heat. It is especially suitable for making automotive upholstery leather.

To register to visit the ACLE, please click here.