Quality Control for Leather: Introducing the JLX-30

Posted by Tom Laurenzi on Apr 3, 2023 1:59:18 PM

Producers of fine leather goods are anticipating an expanding market for their products over the next five to seven years. Those who want to maximize their growth opportunities will be eager to ensure their leather is of the highest quality.

In this sixth article of our series highlighting the Navigator™ family of moisture meters, we're sharing how the soon-to-be-released Delmhorst JLX-30 moisture meter for leather will help monitor the moisture content of your leather supply, from acquisition and tanning to the sale of the final commodity.

Managing the Post-Covid Surge in Demand for Leather Goods

Evolving fashion trends have always triggered surges in the industries that supply those industrial markets. An uptick in using leather as a fashionable embellishment or accessory to an outfit is driving the global market for high-quality leather supply.

In a report by Statista, the luxury leather goods market is growing from approximately USD 50.74 billion in 2021 to almost 64.5 billion in 2025. Further, the demand for leather merchandise is expected to grow at a ~7.5% CAGR through 2029. Consequently, there are billions of reasons why leather goods manufacturers need to monitor moisture levels within their leather stock to ensure their end products can command the highest possible price. 

The imminent release of the Delmhorst JLX-30 leather moisture meter will give these producers the tool they need to protect the value of their raw stock and maintain its quality throughout all manufacturing stages. 

One Device. Two Tools.

Inappropriate moisture content can ruin leather at any time, whether it's exposed to too high or too low humidity during its processing, or doused with water in its final product form. Ambient humidity can cause the moisture level to rise or fall in the raw or processed leather, which in turn can interfere with its tensile strength. The concern is present for both vegetable and chrome-tanned leather. Manufacturers of leather products must monitor this moisture content to ensure the level is appropriate for the product's intended use -- and the JLX-30 allows them to do just that.

The JLX-30 moisture meter provides a single calibration to accurately detect moisture in leather. In addition, it also provides a state-of-the-art digital tool that is fully compatible with Delmhorst's EDGE™ App, giving users total control over leather moisture levels as well as management of the data those processes generate. 

The device offers users a full range of capacities that make capturing and monitoring moisture levels easy and comprehensive:

• Its large, well-lit display facilitates easy reading even in the darkest environments. Adjustable light levels let individual users set their preferences for contrast and brightness features.

• The new model is also easier to use than previous device iterations because it highlights feature controls on its face. Intuitive navigation allows workers to move through the measurement process smoothly and quickly. 

• The JLX-30 incorporates using both insulated and non-insulated pins. In addition, you can cut down on costs by using the industry-specific Delmhorst electrodes and probes you may already have in your inventory.

• The embedded EDGE™ App transmits your statistical data to your e-mail or spreadsheets for record-keeping and logistics purposes.

Leather goods manufacturers can protect their supply investments using the Delmhorst JLX-30 moisture meter for leather, so contact us to learn more. And stay tuned for our next article, where we present a case study exploring the game-changing impact of Delmhorst's Navigator™ moisture meters.  

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Topics: moisture meters leather JLX-30