brown leather background
Hide Testing Lab Services

Hide and Leather Testing Lab Services

The following testing labs test and identify hides and leather defects and their causes. USHSLA is no longer affiliated with one particular lab, however we are happy to provide the contact information below.  Members and non-members can have samples tested on a cost-per-service basis. For additional information, please contact:


Leather Research Laboratory (in affiliation with Leather Industries of America)
University of Cincinnati
5997 Center Hill Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224


The Leather Lab
3545 Crest Road
Cincinnati, OH 45251
Waldo Kallenberger

USHSLA prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Association.
If you believe you have experienced discrimination when obtaining services from USHSLA while participating in program that receives financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, you may file a complaint with USDA by following this link: