from review of the Pocket Book by Prof. Dr. Gunter Reich
over 60 years after the Atkin and Thompson edition of Procter’s
Leather Chemists Pocket Book, the new Leather Technologists
Pocket book has 11 chapters with 206 pages on all stages
of the leather manufacturing process, including effluent
treatment and the cost structures of leather manufacture.
A further 9 chapters with 160 pages provides a detailed
description of approximately 100 conventional and unconventional
leather test methods. A chapter on acids, bases and salts
gives information about the laws concerning electrolytes
through to explanatory notes on the law of mass action and
pH value calculations. The final chapter gives advice on
laboratory practices, from safety measures to statistical
trouble shooting, log book management and much more. In
an Appendix, important data is provided about conversion
factors, units of measurement, preparation of buffer and
indicator solutions, the composition of fats and oils as
well as a table of approximately 100 SLTC Test Methods.
a book has been long since needed and this book satisfies
provided leather technicians and laboratory technicians
with an urgently required guide for daily use"
the present time, no comparable book about this industry