The Association is presenting a labelling system for the energy-environmental performance of technologies in the sector at Simac Tanning Tech.
Growing consumer awareness of environmental issues and the desire to purchase guaranteed products is driving the manufacturing industry towards energy-efficient production models that are less polluting and more respectful of ethical and safety standards.
“Just a few months to go until the next Simac Tanning Tech and, with the application process now completed, exhibitor numbers are higher than last time. That is not all: the demand for exhibition space has grown, a sign that companies are keen to be seen at their very best, on bigger and more inclusive stands that bring the cream of their production to the event and fill the exhibition space to its maximum capacity.”
The first Italian-Vietnamese Technology Centre has been opened in Vietnam. Created by ASSOMAC with the financial support of the Ministry of Economic Development (MiSE) and the Italian Trade Agency, its chief aim is to further the development of the local industry.
The Technology Centre has a complete line of Italian footwear-production machinery and equipment, marking a major step forward in the localpromotion of Italian technology.
The Association promotes sustainability in the footwear, leather-goods and tanning technology industry
In conjunction with the Annual Meeting, ASSOMAC is presenting the Green Label, a voluntary scheme that takes concrete form in a tool available to Members, an ID credential that assures end clients of the efficiency, low environmental impact and operational safety parameters adopted by the manufactured technology.
“International trade growth is slowing but our exports are up in a positive cycle”
World trade is slowing, with political and economic turbulence emerging on many markets as well as uncertainty regarding a protectionist turn by certain world leaders, but the footwear, leather-goods and tanning machinery industry has delivered yet another positive year.