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Welcome to an exciting program of excellent technical presentations.
The sessions will begin with the Opening Address by the ALCA President, Steve Lange, at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 19. This will be followed by the John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture presented by Jakov Buljan. There will be one and a half days of technical presentations concluding Friday, June 20, at noon. This year’s technical program offers a wide array of leather technologies covering tanning to finishing to environmental issues. We have an array of international presenters from around the world. Keep checking this section of our website for updates on the technical program.

Note:  Oral Presentations subject to change.

Thursday June 19th – Day 1

 

Opening Address

55th John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture - Jakov Buljan

Some Considerations about International Technical Cooperation in the Tanning Sector

Abstract can be found under Wilson Lecture

 

 

 

 

 

8:15-9:15am

 

 

 

Session 1

 

 

 

  • The Significance of Getting the Science Correct When Fighting for the Leather Industry

  • Mike Redwood, LeatherNaturally!, UK

9:15-10:00am

 

 

Break

10:00-10:10am

   
Session 2  
   
  • Powdered Hide Model for Vegetable Tanning. II Hydrolysable Tannin

  • Eleanor M. Brown, USDA, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA

10:10-10:30am
  • Understanding the Enzyme-Assisted Beamhouse Process
  • Marcelo Fraga de Sousa, Buckman Laboratorios Ltda., Brazil
10:30-11:00am
  • Chemistry of Syntans and Their Influence on Leather Quality

  • Jochen Ammenn, BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany

11:00-11:30am

  • Brazilian Cattle Hide Supply Chain

  • Guilherme Motta, JBS Brazil, Brazi
11:30-12:00pm
   
 Lunch with Technical Committee Meetings 12:00-1:00pm
   
Session 3 - Discussion Panel  

 

 

  • USHSLA Update

  • Stephen Sothmann, President, U.S. Hide, Skin & Leather Association, Washington, DC

1:00-1:20pm

  • LIA Update: Challenges and Opportunities
  • John Wittenborn, President, Leather Industries of American, Washington, DC
1:20-1:40pm
  • IULTCS Update

  • Dietrich Tegtmeyer, Vice President IULTCS, Germany

1:40-2:00pm

  • Questions and Answer Period

2:00-2:45pm

   

Break

2:45-3:00pm

   
Session 4  
   
  • Preparation of Nonwoven and Green Composites from Tannery Solid Wastes
  • Cheng-Kung Liu, USDA, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA
3:00-3:20pm
  • Utilization of Agricultural By-Products to Supplement Gelatin in Preparation of Products for Leather

  • Maryann M. Taylor, USDA, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA

3:20-3:40pm

  • Development of an Alternative Low Salt Bovine Hide Preservation Using PEG and Crude Glycerol

  • Mila Aldema-Ramos, USDA, ERRC, Wyndmoor, PA

3:40-4:00pm

  • Biopolymer Colloid Systems Based on Collagen and Keratin with a Multifunctional effect for Application in Cosmetics

  • Jan Sedliacik, Technical University in Zvolen, Slovakia

4:00-4:30pm

  • The New Reality: Polypropylene Oyster Drum

  • Emiliano Valle, Vallero International, Italy

4:30-4:45pm
   
Fun Run 5:30-6:30pm
   

Reception and Awards Banquet

7:15-10:00pm

   
Friday June 20th – Day 2  
   

Session 5   

 

 

 

  • Global Footwear Sourcing - China and Beyond

  • Peter T. Mangione, Global Footwear Partnerships LLC, McLean, VA
8:00-8:45am
  • Strageties and Challenges in Sourcing Leather today

  • Kerry Broayna, Wolverine, Rockford, MI
8:45-9:15am
  • Leather in the 21st Century

  • Simon Yarwood, World Trades Publishing/World Leather Magazine, UK

9:15-9:45am

   

Break

9:45-10:00am 

   

Session 6   

 

 

 

  • Common Problem Solving and Cross Over Technologies

  • Tom Klaas, Testfabrics, Inc., West Pittston, PA

10:00-10:30am

  • Prospects and  Development of Innovative Technologies for Leather Production in the Republic of Uzbekistan

  • T.J. Kodirov, Tashkent Institute of Textile and Light Industry, Uzbekistan

10:30-11:00am

  • Environmental and Regulatory Updates for Chrome Chemicals and Tannery Discharges

  • Eric Dick, Elementis LTP Inc., Milwaukee, WI

11:00-11:30am

ALCA Annual Business Meeting

11:30-12:00pm

Sports Activities Awards Luncheon

12:00 – 1:00 pm