Call for Papers



JUNE 19-22, 2018

If you have recently completed or will shortly be completing research studies relevant to hide preservation, hide and leather defects, leather manufacturing technology, new product development, tannery equipment development, leather properties and specifications, tannery environmental management, or other related subjects, you are encouraged to present the results of this research at the next annual convention of the Association to be held at the Eaglewood Resort & Spa, Itasca, IL, June 19 – 22, 2018.


Abstracts must be received by January 31, 2018.


They are to be submitted by e-mail to the ALCA Vice President and Chair of the Technical Program:


Michael Bley

Eagle Ottawa by Lear

2930 Auburn Road

Rochester Hills, MI 48309




The Abstract should begin with the title in capital letters, followed by the authors’ names.  An asterisk should denote the name of the speaker, and contact information should be provided that includes an e-mail address.  The abstract should be no longer than 300 English words and in the Microsoft Word format.


Full Presentations at the convention will be limited to 25 minutes followed by 5 minutes for questions and answers.  In accordance with the Association’s Bylaws, all presentations are considered for publication by The Journal of the American Leather Chemists Association.  They are not to be published elsewhere, other than in abstract form without permission of the Journal Editor.  For further paper preparation guidelines, please refer to the JALCA Publication Policy on our website:


Full Presentations are due by May 15, 2018.


They are to be submitted by email to the JALCA editor:


Robert F. White, Journal Editor

The American Leather Chemists Association


Mobile Phone: (616) 540-2469