10 May 2021

Tanneries of the future

Having its roots in artisan craftsmanship and hard manual labour, the tanning industry has since evolved into a far more sophisticated operation. The demand for real leather continues to surge as the preferred material for shoes, car interiors and sofas. Even recent studies, such as the one done by FILK Freiberg Institute (25 January 2021, ‘Comparison of the Technical Performance of Leather, Artificial Leather, and Trendy Alternatives’), evidence the superiority of leather both in its quality and resilience, as well as its biodegradable properties. But for the leather industry to further optimise its operations and keep up with the additional requests from premium customers, it needs a partner who knows everything about innovation, with the power of AI.