Car makers dispute claims for 'eco-tanning' chemical

A new "eco-friendly" leather tanning chemical will help the car industry comply with the EU Directive on end-of-life vehicles by avoiding the use of "hazardous" chrome tanning agents and making leather recyclable, according to Rhodia, the chemical's producer. But it looks to be facing an uphill struggle in getting leather and car manufacturers to take the product on board.

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