Professor of Leather Science delivers keynote speech at US convention
Published Wednesday 6th June 2012
Tony Covington, Professor of Leather Science at The University of Northampton is delivering the keynote lecture at the Annual Convention of the American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA)
The American Leather Chemists Association (ALCA) is being held over four days in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Professor Covington said: "I will deliver the main lecture at the convention; the John Arthur Wilson Memorial Lecture. I am honoured to be the first person to have been asked to give the lecture twice, having first been invited in 1998. It is one of the most prestigious lectures in the leather world and I will review the current state of leather science. "
Professor Covington attended the Convention last year, to receive ALCA's Alsop Award for 'outstanding scientific or technical contribution to the leather industry' after more then 30 years research and following the publication of his book "Tanning Chemistry. The Science of Leather. "
This is a highly prestigious invitation and shows how Tony is recognised as the most important leather chemist of the last two decades. It also underlines the strength of knowledge and expertise we have at our Institute for Creative Leather Technologies in NorthamptonProfessor Michael Redwood
The University of Northampton is home to the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT) which offers a range of practical courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
The University of Northampton has its own tannery and range of tannery equipment for students to use and can contract, tan and process a wide range of hides and skins.