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LASRA® conducts research on all aspects of leather production, from skin removal and preservation to advanced property enhancement for added value leathers.


Coming up with the right answers and best solutions to solve production problems demands a wide range of analytical tools, high orders of skill and versatility—plus the experience to put it all together.

Who we are

LASRA is the independent research association of the New Zealand hide, skin and leather processing industry. Its role is to guide and support the Industry’s vision for sustainably produced premium quality hides and skins for export through targeted research and technology transfer


The LASRA analytical laboratory is accredited worldwide (ILAC-MRA) for performing testing in accordance with ISO, EN, ASTM and other internationally recognised standards. LASRA acts as an information provider to industry and runs correspondence courses to assist in providing training in leather manufacturing technology.

Latest LASRA News

Top student on the intro course receives her award

28 Oct 2021

Moana Beach of Progressive Leathers has finally been presented with the Azelis Award for top...

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LASRA Conference 2021 Cancelled

18 Jul 2021

We regret to advise that LASRA has reluctantly decided to cancel the 2021 Conference that was...

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LASRA hosts first NZ Collagen Symposium

1 Apr 2021

The inaugural NZ Collagen Symposium  that took place on the 24th and 25th March 2021 at the...

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