Cipatex - Brazilian congress on vegan impacts

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What is it like bringing veganism to a big industry? Fernando Brandão, the chemist responsible for Cipatex's vegan vinyl laminate, talks about the reasons and origin of releasing the vegan laminate, the system used, the development and testing process, repercussion in the market and commercial results.

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of São Paulo-IFQSC. (1980-1984), Master´s Degree in Organic Chemistry from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (1986-1988), he worked in the Organic Synthesis sector, in the research and development of dyes and pigments (1984-1995) and currently works in research and development in the plastics sector (vinyl laminates), Cipatex (1995-present).

You can see this talk and much more for free at I CONGRESSO BRASILEIRO DE PERCUSSÃO VEGANA [Brazilian congress on vegan impacts], between November 1st and 7th.

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About Assintecal

For over 35 years, Associação Brasileira de Componentes para Couro, Calçados e Artefatos (Assintecal) [Brazilian Association of Leather, Footwear and Component Companies] has been working directly to expand its leather footwear sector. Its work is recognized for its strength and dialogue with all governmental spheres, for the consolidation of the international market and for its development in fashion research and content. The entity accounts for a sector that has 3 thousand companies. Headquartered in Novo Hamburgo (RS), it also has offices in São João Batista (SC), Nova Serrana (MG), Birigui (SP), Franca (SP) and Jaú (SP).

About Apex-Brasil

Agência Brasileira de Promoção de Exportações e Investimentos [Brazilian export and investment promotion agency] (Apex-Brasil) acts to promote Brazilian products and services abroad and to attract foreign investments to strategic sectors of the Brazilian economy. The Agency carries out diversified commercial promotion actions, such as prospective and commercial missions, business rounds, support for the participation of Brazilian companies in major international fairs, and visits from foreign buyers and opinion makers to learn about the Brazilian productive structure.

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