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

Courtesy: Amazon

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2018

Consumers in Turkey get access to Amazon

Amazon has launched in Turkey giving customers in the country...

Value in omni-channel retail with Flipkart buying: Walmart

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Sep 2018

Value in omni-channel retail with Flipkart buying: Walmart

With the acquisition of Flipkart, Walmart sees great value in...

E-com to result in common SE Asian consumer market: BCG

Textiles | On 23rd Sep 2018

E-com to result in common SE Asian consumer market: BCG

The rapid spread of e-commerce and digital technologies is binding...

Interviews View All

Arvind Saraf, Triveni Sarees

Arvind Saraf
Triveni Sarees

e-Commerce is still evolving fast with constant flux and surprises

Karel Williams, Dow Microbial Control

Karel Williams
Dow Microbial Control

'Silvadur is most rapidly adopted in areas where hygiene-conscious and...

Manuj Terapanthi, Texaura

Manuj Terapanthi
Texaura

Transparent supply chain and fair trade will boost sustainable market

Hardik Sanghvi,

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Kalai Selvi,

Kalai Selvi

Vidyashilp Academy in Bengaluru is the country's first Fairtrade School....

Erik Sy,

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Marten Alkhagen, Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Ayyappa Nagubandi, Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Ayyappa Nagubandi
Broadcast Wearables Pvt Ltd

Hyderabad-based Broadcast Wearables has come up with the country's first...

Paolo Ocleppo, Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Judy Frater, Somaiya Kala Vidya

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

Leave your Comments


September 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search