While the recent advances in product development and technology has changed our lives, the leather as the oldest dress of mankind has also been changed into an article designed by fasion and high technology. The aspects of current perspective push us to create advanced and functional leather materials with the collective work of different branches of science and industry. Remarkable developments on tanning-processing technology, machinary, chemicals, environmental management of the waste and wastewaters, leather design and fashion have been achieved so far. However, we all know that there is still a long way ahead to go through many challanges related with the technology, environment and competition with other sectors. To achieve this, the exhange of new ideas and to increase the awareness and knowledge on recent developments both in theoretical and practical points of leather making are crucial.
Therefore, we would like to invite you to attend the 4th Leather Engineering Congress (IAFLI 2017) to be held on 19-20 May 2017 in the beautiful and historical atmosphere of the city of İzmir which is a perfect platform to discuss the “Innovative Aspects for Leather Industry”.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hüseyin Ata KARAVANA
President of the Congress