American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) will host the XXIX Congress of the IULTCS along with the 103rd Annual Meeting at the prestigious JW Marriott Hotel in Washington, DC. It is a first class facility.
ALCA President Dennis Shelly and The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS) President Marc Folachier will open the Technical Program at 8 am on Thursday, June 21, with the opening ceremony.
This year's technical program is being organized by Vice-President William N. Marmer and will offer a wide array of leather technologies covering tanning to finishing to environmental issues and can be viewed in the coming months under this section of our website.
The Heidemann Lecture will commence at 9 am with Lorenz Siggel of BASF giving a lecture on the topic of leather-related collagen modeling. The John Arthur Wilson Lecture will be held at 1:15 pm featuring Richard P. Daniels of Green Croft giving a presentation entitled "Effluent Treatment in the Root Zone. Working with Nature."
Technical sessions will run the entire day from 8 am to 4:45 pm. Participants in the run will be given t-shirts.
Technical sessions will resume Friday morning, June 22, at 8 am in the Capital Ballroom. The ALCA Annual Business Meeting will be held at 11:15 am.
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