Linkages with international organisations
CLRI has been closely associated with many International Organisations like UNIDO; FAO; UNDP; TNO (The Netherlands); the British Leather Confederation (BLC), UK; CTC, France; CESECA, Italy; IRDLAI, Indonesia; SATRA, UK and IDRC, Canada,CSID, Australia, University of Amsterdam
Many CLRI Scientists/Technologists were deputed to other developing countries like Sudan, Nigeria, Iran, Srilanka , Bangladesh and more recently to Ethiopia, to help the local leather industry. This Institute played a key role in establishing Leather Research Institutes in both Nigeria and Iran. The Institute has been closely associated with other Leather Research Institutes in UK, China, Indonesia and many other countries.
CLRI has been maintaining regular interaction with SATRA of UK and established a state-of-the-art testing laboratory for shoe and footwear components
CLRI has been closely involved with many National and International Associations connected with leather industry. The International Union of Leather Technologists and Chemists Societies (IULTCS), a century-old London based body has been organising International Congress once in two years. The XXV Congress was held in India during 27-30 January 1999 where 130 overseas and 400 national delegates were participated. CLRI has organised this landmark event in association with Indian Leather Technologists Association (ILTA). This is the first time that this important congress is being held in the Asian region.
Recently CLRI organized an International Conference on Recent Trends in Collagen to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Central Leather Research Institute during 24-25 January 2008 where 7 overseas and 164 national delegates participated. Collagen is the central science in leather research. The conference addressed important areas such as Collagen: Structure & Functions, Diseases, Smart Bio-Materials and clinical applications, Health-Care Bio-Technology, Wound Management with Collagen, Recent advances in Collagen Research, Commercial ventures etc.