ASTM 2020 Spring Meeting to be held at Leather Research Laboratory

Mark your calendars! ​April 14-16, 2020

We are pleased to be hosting the  ASTM Spring Meeting .  Contact Louisa, (  for a link to the hotel room block or for more travel information. Please check back for more details as they unfold. 

News from the 115th Annual Convention of the American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA)

In May, Director Steve Lange presented a paper, Leather Species Identification via Mitochondrial DNA Polymerase Chain Reaction at the 115th Annual American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) convention.  This paper represented research work done in collaboration with Dr. Xiang Zhang at UC’s Genomics, Epigenomics and Sequencing Core. 
At the convention it was also announced the Steve Lange will take over as Editor of the Journal of American Leather Chemists Association (JALCA)! He is preceded by Robert White, who held the position for thirteen years. 
The JALCA has reported on research in the leather field on a monthly basis since 1906.

Photo Caption:  Carol Adcock, American Leather Chemist Association Executive Secretary, presented retiring Journal editor Robert White with a plaque in recognition of his service as JALCA editor.

Congratulations, Steve Lange!