66th Annual LASRA Conference 2015

For Fellmongers, Skin & Hide Processors, Tanners, Leather Technologists and Ancillary Members

At The Rydges Lakeland Resort, Queenstown

13th & 14th August 2014


LASRA Conference 2015 Registration.pdf

Register now by downloading the registration form above and sending to sharon.ryan@lasra.co.nz or post to:

PO Box 8094, Hokowhitu,

Palmerston North, 4446.


Conference Program Summary

• Update on LASRA & Industry Strategic Plans for 2016 – 2020
• Senior Representative from the Farming Community to discuss opportunities for improving animal quality in New Zealand
• Evaluation of useful traits for leather in red deer skins in the Deer Progeny Test
• Using the lastest SNP chip technology for skin characterisation and improvement
• Leather Specialist to discuss sustainable chemistry of leather production
• Strong leathers from lambskin for footwear and other demanding applications
• Continuous improvement in production – what’s in it for you?
• Results from the latest preservation trials at LASRA
• Advances in determining looseness in cattle hide and deerskin, parts I & II
• Maintaining market access – current legislation and future concerns
• Early results from studies into a natural preservative / depilatory
• Sustainability – the future of leather production in New Zealand
• Collagen-based biomaterials for devices, our latest smart idea
• Smart leathers – conductive, solar reflecting, energy dissipative and cut resistant