NZ LEATHER & SHOE RESEARCH ASSOCIATION

 

Research Areas

ADVANCING LEATHER SCIENCE

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

LABORATORY TESTING

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

Accreditation

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

LASRA Leather & Fellmongery Courses for 2021

22 Feb 2021

LASRA Leather & Fellmongery Courses for 2021: LASRA Certificate in Fellmongery and...

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2021 NZ Collagen Symposium

17 Feb 2021

Collagen is a versatile protein which is in high demand across a range of applications, such as...

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Science fun for future scientists

10 Dec 2020

Rafea Naffa has been named a recipient from this year's Earle Creativity and Development Trust....

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