The Executive Committee of the IULTCS is delighted to announce that Tyson Foods will be joining the prestigious list of sponsors who support our young leather research community. This will be the 9th year that grants have been awarded and each year the research projects aim to address industry needs.
“Tyson Foods is proud to sponsor the 2023 IULTCS grant for young scientists,” states Mike Larson, VP Hides & Tannery, Tyson Foods. “We’re involved in the first step in the leather-making process and committed to producing high quality hides in a sustainable and responsible way. We’re pleased to support innovative leather research to help the industry continue to learn, understand and advance.”
IULTCS President Jean-Pierre Gualino expressed his thanks saying “We are very happy to have the support of Tyson Foods as they represent the starting point of leather production. Without good quality raw material we cannot produce good quality leather. We hope that we can attract young scientists who will direct their studies at understanding more fully, how best to utilise this valuable commodity in a sustainable way. We really appreciate the grant being provided.”