International Union of Research Commission (IUR) – Interactive Map

Global Leather R&D Organizations

Leather Research Laboratory

SATRA Technology Centre (SATRA)

BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd

Leather, Chemical, Automotive, Footwear, upholstery and Product testing. Leather Expert Witeness services. Training

INESCOP (Instituto Español del Calzado y Conexas)

Leather, Footwear, Materials, Technology

CTC - Centre Technique Cuir Chaussure Maroquinerie

Leather, Materials, Components, Footwear,
Leather goods, Gloves.
R&D, Training, Information, Fashion,
Testing, Inspection, Audits

PFI - Prüf- und Forschungsinstitut Pirmasens e.V.

Research, engineering, developing test equipment, testing (chemical, physical, microbiological), inspection, certification for the industry: shoe, automotive, leather, textile, synthetic materials, chemical, biotechnology, renewable energy and their component suppliers.

FILK - Forschuninstitut fur Leder und Kunstsoffbahnen

Scientific Society of Hungarian Leather, Shoe & Allied Industries

Publishing a quarterly journal; organising an annual conference.

Unione Nazionale Industria Conciaria

Research and technicla support to: environmental,energy and economic development, technological innovation in the energy impact assessments and economic evaluation of environmental.

Polo Tecnologico Conciario

Stazione Sperimentale per l’Industria delle Pelli Srl

Research Capabilities: Research, Engineering, Leather expertise, Developing test methods and technical specifications, Laboratory testing (chemical, physical, microbiological), Advanced Material Testing (SEM, DMTA, DSC-TG), Pilot Plan Tannery, Documentation Centre, for Technical support for the industry: leather, shoe, leathergoods, automotive, upholstery,
leather chemicals and their component suppliers. 

CNCC - National Center of Leather and Shoes

Research Capabilities: Valorization of local raw materials, recycling of solid and liquid waste, new processes, biotechnology. Life Eau Cuir, SOHEALTHY, PROCAMED, MED TEST

CSIR-Central Leather Research Institute

Government College of Engineering and Leather Technology

Tokyo Metropolitan Leather Technology Research Institute

Leather testing service, Technical assistance to Leather and Trainning for Leather.

NZ Leather & Shoe Research Association

INTI - Cueros

Laboratory for Leather and Environmantal Studies - LACOURO-UFRGS)

M.Sc and Ph.D degrees in Chemical Engineering with emphasis in Leather, Clean Technologies and Biotechnology

Institute for Creative Leather Technologies (ICLT)

University of Northampton

Centro de Innovación Aplicada en Tecnologías Competitivas


Omega # 201
Industrial Delta
C.P. 37545, León, Guanajuato

Leather Engineering Department- Ege University Engineering Faculty

Ege Uni is located near Izmir
35100, Bornova İzmir Turkiye


The Research and Development National Institute for Textiles and Leather (INCDTP)-Division Leather and Footwear Research Institute (ICPI)

We have also a journal dealing with leather

93, Ion Minulescu Street, Bucharest, sector 3, postal code 031215, Romania, Europe;



Rm 702, Tower C2, Finance Fortune Center, No. 18, Xizhimenwai Ave, Xicheng District, 100044 Beijing


Sichuan University,College of Biomass Science and Engineering

Shannxi University of Science &Technology

College of Bioresources Chemistry and Materials Engineering


Qilu University of Technology,School of Light Industry Science and Engineering

Jiaxing University,College of Material and Textile Engineering

Qiqihar University,College of Light Industry and Textile

A3 Leather Innovation Center

Campus Universitari Igualada-UdL.

Avinguda Pla de la Massa, 8

08700, Igualada (Barcelona)

Phone: +34 93 803 53 00