LASRA Conference 2014

According to attendees, the 65th Lasra Conference held at the Amora Hotel, Wellington, was hailed a success and a good time was had by all. Presentations by staff and invited guests provided a good mix of technical and applied papers.

 

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These papers are soon to be published in the upcoming proceedings:

 

1. Opening address LASRA update,  Geoff Holmes – LASRA

 

2. Biosecurity risks and handling materials returned from overseas, Sue Cooper- LASRA

 

3. Nature’s preservatives, Geoff Holmes – LASRA

 

4. From low value by-products to high value medical devices, Steve Kirk – Southern Lights Biomaterials

 

5. Measuring looseness, Geoff Holmes – LASRA

 

6. Collagen and the eye—possibilities for drug delivery and tissue engineering, Ilva Rupenthal -University of Auckland

 

7. New directions in fellmongering: an alkaline alternative, Richard Edmonds – LASRA

 

8. The effect of fatliquoring on collagen structure and how mechanical operations affect distribution and strength, Katie Sizeland – Massey /Sue Cooper – LASRA

 

9. Nanomaterials for leather & biomaterials, Sujay Prabakar – LASRA

 

10. BioChar and other solid waste minimisation options, Hannah Wells – Massey/Dylan Ball – LASRA

 

11. Liquid waste minimisation, Dylan Ball – LASRA

 

12. Understanding the molecular bases of the strength differences in skins used in leather manufacture, Rafea Naffa – Massey University, Palmerston North

 

13. WORKSAFE – Chemical storage and handling, Peter O’Donnell – Safety & Environmental Services

 

14. Enzyme depilation: update and preliminary costing, Richard Edmonds – LASRA

 

15. Works problems, and application of FTIR, Sue Cooper – LASRA

 

16. Looking back on a career in the Fellmongering, Industry Maurice Tribe

 

17. Closing comments by LASRA Director, Geoff Holmes – LASRA