The president of the International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), Thomas Yu, has said in the build-up to the XXXV IULTCS Congress in Dresden (June 25-28) will give the organisation an important platform for addressing some of the big challenges facing the global leather industry.

“The leather industry and leather chemical industry are under great pressure over environmental issues,” Mr Yu said in recent comments. “IULTCS is a very important organisation because it can provide reliable, science-based information and promote innovative technology.”

He said he welcomed the congress’s return to Europe because more participants from downstream industries, including automotive, footwear and furniture, are likely to attend. Mr Yu said this is likely to make discussions at the event broader and more meaningful.