LASRA sends delegates to the 33rd IULTCS congress

Recently LASRA had the honour to participate in the 33rd International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Congress in Brazil.  The biennial IULTCS is the leather world’s premier science event, and provides an opportunity to discuss ideas with the most important figures involved in leather science and research. This year it was held in the heart of Brazil’s traditional footwear producing area in Southern Brazil and included a wide range of very topical lectures, posters and technical meetings of the various commissions such as IUE, IUF, IUR etc.

 

LASRA’s two delegates presented 4 papers, including an oral presentation of Professor Richard Haverkamp’s work from the Industry/ MBIE Partnership project LSRX0801. LASRA also had the honour of being represented as a co-chair for the session on Safety and Health in the Leather Industry.  The following papers were presented by the LASRA team [1-4]:

 

  1. Wells HC, Sizeland KH, Edmonds RL, Kirby N, Hawley A, Mudie S, Haverkamp RG: Collagen structure and strength in leather. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress; Novo Hamburgo, Brazil: Associação Brasileira dos Químicos e Técnicos da Indústria do Couro; 2015, 33:#24.
  2. Edmonds RL: Towards a mechanistic understanding of stress-strain behaviour in leather. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress; Novo Hamburgo, Brazil: Associação Brasileira dos Químicos e Técnicos da Indústria do Couro; 2015, 33.
  3. Wells H, Holmes G, Haverkamp RG: Microstructural Characterization of Looseness in Bovine Leather using Ultrasound. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress; Novo Hamburgo, Brazil: Associação Brasileira dos Químicos e Técnicos da Indústria do Couro; 2015, 33:#22.
  4. Holmes G, Prabakar S, van Stiphout T, Galvosas P: Detecting Looseness in cattle hides using NMR Relaxometry. In: XXXIII IULTCS Congress; Novo Hamburgo, Brazil: Associação Brasileira dos Químicos e Técnicos da Indústria do Couro; 2015, 33:#189.