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Intensive leather course UK

Tuesday 15th August 2017 to Wednesday 16th August 2017

SATRA is a leading authority on leather research and development and has unrivalled experience in international legislation, testing, arbitration and training to bring leather products to market in territories across the world. SATRA is recognised and respected for its technical expertise throughout the global leather supply chain.

Event overview

The course is aimed at manufacturers, sourcing companies and retailers of all types of footwear, leathergoods, gloving, garments, accessories and upholstery. It is ideal for newly appointed, as well as more experienced, technologists, designers and buyers. The course will be held at Leather Wise in Stanwick on Day 1 and will include a visit to a local tannery. Day 2 will be held at SATRA’s Office in Kettering, UK.

Topics covered

SATRA staff will be available on both days for discussions and questions. Each delegate will receive course material and a leather identification kit to take away.

Day 1: Understanding leathermaking:

• Raw Material Defects – a review of different damage that can be caused on the farm, in transport and at the slaughter house
• Hide and Skin Structures – concentrating on cattle, sheep, goats and pigs we will look at how their skins differ in structure and selection of the most appropriate raw material
• Leather Making - identifying the key process stages and the importance of them in regards to the properties of the final leather
• Leather Identification - we will look at the internationally recognised descriptions and definitions for different leather types (such as aniline, semi-aniline, pigmented, nubuck, suede etc) and leather related
materials

Day 2: Selection and use of leather:

• Leather Grading – understanding the importance of reaching agreement on useability of leather between the tannery and the leather product manufacturer
• Introduction to Testing and Specifications – we will look at how these can be used to aid product development, routine quality assurance and help with problem solving
• Restricted Substance Testing and Legislation – globally there is legislation relating to restricted chemicals and many Brands also produce their own restricted substance lists
• Investigating Leather Problems - examples of typical customer complaints

SATRA staff will be available on both days for discussions and questions.

Each delegate will receive course material and a leather identification kit to
take away.

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