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

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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.

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Our user-friendly online Moodle® courses deliver training in leather technology for people in the workforce, and for those looking for a career pathway in the leather industry..

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The New Zealand Leather and Shoe Research Association (LASRA) has served the leather and footwear manufacturing industries for more than 90 years. LASRA’s blend of facilities, expertise and experience has made it the premier Australasian research, technology and training provider for the leather, upholstery and footwear manufacturing industries, by delivering focused industry-specific research and analysis to provide solutions to industry challenges. LASRA’s strengths are in developing practical opportunities for companies, and in making commercial sense of analytical and testing work for clients.  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.