Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / All China Leather Exhibition reports energetic opening day
All China Leather Exhibition reports energetic opening day
03
Sep '09
The 11th All China Leather Exhibition (ACLE) kicked off in a buoyant atmosphere yesterday at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. Organised by APLF and the China Leather Industry Association, the 3-day event (1 to 3 September 2009)is being held concurrently with finished-product fairs China International Footwear Fair (CIFF) and Moda Shanghai.

Exhibitors at ACLE are showing the latest in innovation and production technology. Paradoxically, while it is one of the oldest manufacturing industries in the world, leather is using the latest technologies. For its first showing in Shanghai, Italian company Praktica' newest inkjet printer uses nano-technology to penetrate and print on every material, crystal, ceramics, leather and metal included, without prior treatment and with a perfectly smooth aspect.

Another product launch is the software-based Samia Color system from Italy, which automates the process of pigment formulation in a more accurate way than done manually.

Said returning ACLE buyer Kitty Zhou of Harrison Group, from the Foreign Purchasing Department: "Product varieties are wider than last year and all the good quality domestic and international exhibitors are here. I've met many suppliers offering a broad range of components along the leather supply chain."

As in previous years, ACLE 2009 has attracted participation from international players such as Italy, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, Japan, India, Germany and Taiwan, who exhibit alongside China's domestic suppliers.

ACLE is a good indicator of China's leather industry at large. The sector faces a business outlook that is far less bleak than the scenario it confronted last year. Speaking on the opening day, Su Chao Ying, Secretary General of the China Leather Industry said that since May orders have began to increase for both raw material and finished goods, as companies are now restocking depleted inventories. It seems that after months of cost-cutting and cash conservation, the priority is once again gearing up for growth and that the future indeed looks brighter.

There is positive news that growth has returned thanks to massive global government financial stimuli and economical measures such as export tax rebates. For example, in China the export tax rebate on leather footwear and bags increased to 13% from 11% in December 2008.

One of the driving forces behind this positive move is the upholstery sector for the automotive industry. China's car industry is experiencing a sales boom.It is estimated that it could reach 10 millions sales this year alone. Chinese drivers seems to favour leather upholstery. According to Jonathan Muirhead, from Bridge of Weir, demand in Europe for leather upholstery for the Volvo S40 - a relatively small model - is 20%, while it is 100% in China (where it is assembled since last year).

ACLE, CIFF and Shanghai Moda is also hosting a series of fashion shows and seminars, including the much-anticipated "Changes in the Hide and Leather Industry" forum held, where top players in the industry are expected to discuss key global issues affecting the leather business.

APLF Limited is a joint venture between UBM Asia Limited and SIC SA, Paris and is managed in Asia by UBM Asia Limited.

APLF Limited


Must ReadView All

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Uzbekistan wants joint ventures with Hungarian textile firms

Uzbekistan has offered Hungary to create joint ventures in the two...

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Vietnam’s textile & garment exports up 10.68% in 2017

Vietnam came very close to achieving its 2017 textile and garment...

From left: Tania Polonnowita Wettimuny, MD, Hellmann Sri Lanka; Bart de Vries, Global COO Air & Sea Hellmann; Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean, Chairman, MAS Holdings; & Shirendra Lawrence, COO, MAS Holdings

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2018

Hellmann and MAS form joint venture HMSC

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and MAS Holdings have formed Hellmann...

Interviews View All

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Shiladitya K Joshi
Truetzschler India Private Limited

India ITME provides a platform to interact with our stakeholders

Headhonchos
Textiles & allied industry

Textiles industry is always in the forefront in accepting latest technology

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Akta Adani
India Boulevard

India Boulevard is a San Francisco-based curated fashion marketplace that...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

February 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
70.6%
No
12.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 102

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.7%
No
29.4%
Skip
6.9%

Total Votes: 102

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
88.2%
No
8.8%
Skip
2.9%

Total Votes: 102

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
83.3%
No
7.8%
Skip
8.8%

Total Votes: 102


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search