LASRA to present at 119th SLTC Conference

The UK Society of Leather Technologists and Chemists (SLTC) will be holding its 119th International Conference in April and Dr Sue Cooper, New Zealand Leather & Shoe Research Association (LASRA) has been invited to deliver the Proctor Memorial Lecture, “From Sheep Yards to SNP Chips – the Changing face of rawstock research”. Other presentation highlights include:


–      The future of vegetable tanning, Nigel Dunning & Peter Atkinson, Forestal Mimosa.

–      Digital Printing onto leather, Dr Barry McGregor, Fujifilm

–      A sustainable future for the leather industry, Mike Tomkin, Stahl.

–      Water saving processing, Karl Flowers, ICLT, University of Northampton.


For the first time, the SLTC will also host a panel discussion focussed on chromium in leather with leading industry experts.


The conference will be held on April 23, 2016 at the University of Northampton, UK.