LASRA provides an extensive testing service for the leather industry. We provide chemical testing for hides at various stages of processing in accordance with the industry’s standard methods of analysis, see our IANZ scope for more details. Analytical results can be coupled with advice on the standard of processing or quality of product, or used to explain quality failures or production problems. In addition to analytical testing, we support the analysis and evaluation of bactericides/fungicides on raw stock, pickled and wet tanned hides or skins. Our team of leather experts and analysts can help solve problems related to leather processing including colour irregularity, unhairing, and physical weakness.