ALCA Committees
Education Committee

Purpose:
To enhance the vitality and assure continued viability of the leather manufacturing industry by providing opportunities for education in leather technology.

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Committee on Methods and Specifications

Purpose:
    (1) To make available to the Association, official and currently relevant methods for the testing of leather, materials and process liquors used in leather production, and products containing leather,
    (2) To Make available to the Association official specifications for leather and leather products that are technically relevant, valid, and attainable by current industry practices, and
    (3) To coordinate the development and maintenance of the official test methods and official specifications of the Association with the ASTM D31 Committee on Leather.

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Methods & Specifications Committee Forum

Environmental Affairs Committee

Purpose:
To provide association members current information on environmental regulations, waste management practices, and treatment technology.

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Environmental Affairs Committee Forum

Research Liaison Committee

Purpose:
To maintain an awareness of ongoing hides and leather research, to foster research collaboration, and to assist the USDA and other public research institutions in establishing research priorities.

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Research Liaison Committee Forum