The Leather Orientation course will take place at the LRL October 8-9 on the campus of the University of Cincinnati and will cover a whole spectrum of leather related items such as physical structure, hide supply, wet-end and finishing operations, regulations, testing and customer acceptance issues.

The cost of the course is $925 with a discounted price of $830 for LIA members.

A new Agilent Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer has been added to the laboratory in Cincinnati. With the acquisition of this instrument, it will not only be able to continue doing the standard testing it has been doing with the University’s general purpose GC/MS, but the laboratory will now be able to develop custom test methods specifically for leather analysis. The instrument is equipped with thermal desorption and dynamic headspace sampling units which are vital for accurate VOC analyses and can also be useful for root cause problem solving. The instrument utilises the latest version of the mass spectra library available from NIST which includes over 243,000 chemical spectra. This library, coupled with an all new qualitative and quantitative data analysis program that is designed to accurately identify compounds in overlapping and coeluting peaks, will prove invaluable for analysis of unknowns and will help LIA lab help its customers with root cause problem solving.

Contact: Rhonda Price at 513 242-6300 or email for further information or to register for the leather orientation course.