Footwear Project

Footwear Project

The LASRA® Consortium Project aims to construct a new, lightweight footwear, ovine (sheep), leather export platform supported by sustainable production systems for NZ ovine skins...

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Infra-Red Microscopy

Infra-Red Microscopy

Through our Massey collaboration we have access to the Australasian Synchrotron in Melbourne. This equipment has already provided us with an amazing amount of detailed...

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1-D Gel Electrophoresis

1-D Gel Electrophoresis

LASRA has been developing its on-site capabilities to identify changes in the protein composition of skins and hides that occur during processing which relate to...

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May 2013 LASRA Library Newsletter

May 2013 LASRA Library Newsletter

Download the latest LASRA library newsletter, NEWS from the LASRA LIBRARY May 2013 (pdf 440 kb)

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75th Anniversary of Footwear at LASRA

75th Anniversary of Footwear at LASRA

2013 marks 75 years since the footwear industry became an integral part of LASRA in 1936. In that era chrome tanning was new technology and...

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LASRA Conference

LASRA Conference

The LASRA® 64th Annual Conference 2013 will be held August 15 – 16, 2013 at the James Cook Grand Chancellor, Wellington.  A range of interesting topics...

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LASRA Alumni Group

LASRA Alumni Group

As a valued member of the LASRA alumni, you can now stay connected with LASRA and each other by joining our new group on Linkedin....

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New Depilation Techniques

New Depilation Techniques

Work carried out as part of the Ovine Consortium Project LSRX0801 to investigate the strength of ovine skins found that the sulphide content and alkalinity...

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Keeping it Real!

Keeping it Real!

You may be aware that LASRA has gone to considerable lengths to ensure that the real/genuine leather claim can be backed up with fact. We...

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Biochar Technology

Biochar Technology

Recent greenhouse gas emission legislation to mitigate the effects of the release of CO2 into the environment has led to a series of scientific breakthroughs...

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