LASRA sends delegates to the 34th IULTCS Congress

Recently LASRA had the honour of presenting papers at the 34th  International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Congress in Chennai, India.  New Zealand was well represented at the Congress, the premier event for leather science which occurs every second year.  This year the Congress hosted two oral presentations from LASRA and a third oral presentation from a Massey University collaborator for work done for MBIE funded projects LSRX0801, and LSRX1301.  Papers presented by the New Zealand delegates include the following[1-3]:

 

  1. Edmonds RL: Chrome-tanned leather shrinkage probed with modulated temperature differential scanning calorimetry. In: XXXIV IULTCS Congress; Chennai, India: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Central Leather Research Institute; 2017, 34:15-20.
  2. Kelly SJ, Sizeland KH, Wells HC, Edmonds RL, Cole C, Ryan T, Kirby N, Hawley A, Mudie S, Haverkamp RG: Artificially Induced collagen fibril orientation affects tear propagation in leather. In: XXXIV IULTCS Congress; Chennai, India: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Central Leather Research Institute; 2017, 34:103-112.
  3. Holmes G, Cooper S, McEwen J, Ward J: Measuring the heritability of traits in sheep and deerskin. In: XXXIV IULTCS Congress; Chennai, India: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research Central Leather Research Institute; 2017, 34:7-14.

Pictured, Dr Richard Edmonds and Ms Susyn Kelly