The leather industry uses a large number of technical definitions, some of which are misunderstood and misused.

Our experience in leather technology, access to authoritative literature sources, and close contact with manufacturing industry provide us with the resources necessary to provide the final word in any leather-related definition.

There are far too many definitions for us to include in our web site, so we have just included a small number of the most important examples for your reference.

For any product that is causing confusion for your organization in terms of labeling, we suggest that you send a sample to us for formal evaluation: our comprehensive report will fully explain the correct definition and label with reference to detailed photomicrographs of the material that show its magnified morphological structure and construction. Our reports are always designed to stand up in a court of law, so you can have full confidence that our opinion is authoritative.