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COMPANY CREDENTIALS

Who we are

March, 2020

ISO20136

We became one of two companies globally to offer this test. ISO20136 is carried out in a controlled environment room and continues to grow in size today!

September, 2018

ISO20200

The installation of our laboratory marked a new era for Autenticae. As we funnelled our expertise and time into offering these tests globally. We have a fully equipped laboratory; run by a team who are dedicated to the testing of your leather. 

February 2015

CONSULTING EDITOR

Karl Flowers has been a consulting editor for various scientific magazines and articles for many years. He is a pioneer in his field, where he is widely valued.

March 1994 - 2017

SENIOR LECTURER

After completory of  his Science degree with a major in Microbiology and zoology, Karl began a career of teaching others. From 1994 - 2016 he worked at the Rhodes University and The Leather Industry Research Institute before coming to England to teach Leather Science at the University of Northampton. He has also worked as a consultant with the Leather Working Group and taught the "Understanding Leather" course at for various companies and brands.

October 2014

BIRTH OF A COMPANY

Authenticae is registered as a limited company in Northampton, UK

April 1994 

MASTERS IN LEATHER SCIENCE

Karl studied at Rhodes in South Africa before his career began at The Leather Industry Research Institute, Grahamstown. He quickly built on his expertise, allowing him to branch into many areas; in leather science and education. 

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