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Our academic background education has given rise to Authenticae authoring a number of technical articles. Listed below are some of the work published by Authenticae:

 

  1. Flowers, K. Enduring Veg. 1999. S&V Magazine. Aug. p.27.

  2. Flowers, K. Accelerated CO2 deliming of cattle hides and sheepskins. 2002. BLC Journal. Apr. 

  3. Guthrie-Strachan, J. and Flowers, K. Protein and leather charge. 2005/2006. World Leather. Dec/Jan. p. 9-23.

  4. Flowers, K. Observation: the suppression of swelling in acid-pickle using alternatives to common salt. 2006. World Leather. June/July. p. 38.

  5. Flowers, K. In no uncertain terms. 2015. Leather International. Aug. p. 32-33.

  6. Flowers, K. Is it a hide or a skin? 2015. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p 59-62.

  7. Flowers, K. The road to doctorate. 2016. Shoes and Views Africa Leather. 10: May. p. 9-11.

  8. Flowers, K. Questions and answers on ‘the road to doctorate’ 2016. Shoes and Views Africa Leather. 10: June. p. 11.

  9. Flowers, K. The mechanisms of leather drying. 2016. World LeatherAug/Sep. p. 19-23.

  10. Flowers, K. What is mechanical action in drums? 2016. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 79-82.

  11. Flowers, K. Is magnesium oxide causing staining? 2016. Leather International. Sep. p. 35.

  12. Flowers, K. How to iron out stains – the rise of chelators. 2016. Leather International. Oct. p. 17.

  13. Flowers, K. Colour difference – 2000. 2016. Leather International. Nov. p. 23.

  14. Flowers, K. A look at closed loop systems. 2016. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 30-32.

  15. Flowers, K. ECHA – how can it help tanners? 2016. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 32-34.

  16. Flowers, K. Consequences of using salt (NaCl) in leather making. 2016. International Leather MakerNov/Dec. p. 57-58.

  17. Flowers, K. Alternatives to salt curing. 2016. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 60-62.

  18. Miller, N., Lama, A., and Flowers, K. Detanning could be the key to making vegetable tanned leather biodegradable. 2017. World Leather. Dec/Jan. p. 10-13.

  19. Flowers, K. The tensile strength of leather. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 30-36.

  20. Flowers, K. Slippery leathers. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 62-64.

  21. Flowers, K. ECHA – Annex XVII restricted substances. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 82-83.

  22. Flowers, K. Degradation of leather. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 84-86.

  23. Flowers, K. Tearing is more than a tensile test. 2017. International Leather MakerMar/Apr. p. 58-65.

  24. Flowers, K. Thin top coats by roller coater or spray? 2017. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p.66-70.

  25. Flowers, K. Guidance for tanners with CITES changes. 2017. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p.74-76.

  26. Flowers, K. Future finishing technologies. 2017. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p.92-94.

  27. Jackson-Moss, C. and Flowers, K.B. Film forming and non-film forming. 2017. International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 38-41.

  28. Flowers, K. Finish flex properties. 2017. International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 54-60.

  29. Flowers, K. Lightweight leathers. 2017. International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 34-36.

  30. Flowers, K. Leather properties: abrasion. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 42-48.

  31. Flowers, K. Environmental footprint of leathers. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 36-40.

  32. Flowers, K. Chrome-free choices. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 32-34.

  33. Flowers, K. Sustainable polyurethanes. 2017. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 48-50.

  34. Flowers, K. Leather softness (part 1 of 4). 2017. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 86-88.

  35. Flowers, K. Understanding unit process in leather-making. 2017. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 68-70.

  36. Flowers, K. Leather market protection. 2017. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 90-93.

  37. Flowers, K. Non-determining co-products. 2017. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 62-64.

  38. Flowers, K. Education in the leather industry. 2017. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 48-50.

  39. Flowers, K. Leather softness (part 2 of 4). 2017. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 60-64.

  40. Flowers, K. Energy from fleshings. 2017. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 32-35.

  41. Flowers, K. Tannery water footprints. 2017. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 40-42.

  42. Flowers, K. Dealing with tannery odours. 2017. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 36-38.

  43. Flowers, K. Real chemical transparency. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 100-102.

  44. Flowers, K. Leather property: softness (part 3 of 4). 2018. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 34-40.

  45. Flowers, K. The pH of leather. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 84-86.

  46. Flowers, K. Fresh or green hide philosophy. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 66-68.

  47. Flowers, K. Role of solvents in the wet-end. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jan/Feb. p. 88-90.

  48. Flowers, I. and Flowers, K. Tanneries and industry 4.0. 2018International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p. 38-40.

  49. Flowers, K. Leather – an extraordinary material. 2018. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p. 46-49.

  50. Flowers, K. Leather property: softness (part 4 of 4). 2018. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p. 81-87.

  51. Flowers, K. E’’ – a finish flexibility indicator. 2018. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p. 81-87.

  52. Flowers, K. Getting the most out of spray finishing. 2018. International Leather Maker. Mar/Apr. p. 94-98.

  53. Flowers, K. Leather property: softness (part 4 of 4). 2018. International Leather MakerMar/Apr. p. 81-87.

  54. Flowers, K.B. and Flowers, I. Levelling the playing field. 2018International Leather MakerMay/Jun. p. 28-31.

  55. Flowers, K.B. and Flowers, I. Automotive in 1998: how far have we come? 2018International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 32-34.

  56. Flowers, K. Problems relating to flesh binding. 2018. International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 38-40.

  57. Flowers, K. Leather property: gloss (part 1 of 2). 2018. International Leather Maker. May/Jun. p. 48. 

  58. Flowers, K. Protein hydrolysates in leather. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 16-18.

  59. Flowers, K.  Iso-electric point is essential in tanner’s toolbox. 2018. International Leather Maker. Jul/Aug. p. 42-46.

  60. Flowers, K. Getting better fatliquor exhaustion. 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 26-28.

  61. Flowers, K. Leather end-of-life considerations. 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 36-40.

  62. Flowers, K. Development of tannery automation. 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 62-66.

  63. Flowers, K. Masking in leather-making. 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 70-74.

  64. Flowers, K. Leather property: gloss (part 2 of 2). 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 102-105. 

  65. Flowers, K. The role of acrylic amphoterics. 2018. International Leather Maker. Sep/Oct. p. 112-114.

  66. Flowers, I. Alternative materials – what leather is up against! 2018. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 21-24.

  67. Flowers, K. Leather mass balance improvements. 2018International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 38-40.

  68. Flowers, I. Sustainability, ethics and artificial intelligence. 2018International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 36-37. 

  69. Flowers, K. The heart of leather biodegradability. 2018. International Leather Maker. Nov/Dec. p. 47-5 2.

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