Chrome VI in leather is a topical area for brands, retailers and manufacturers. Recently, there have been several changes and updates to chrome VI testing methods which will need to be managed by your organisation. In light of this, BLC
The chemical 1-methyl-pyrrolidone (CAS number: EC 212-828-1, CAS 872-50-4), which is more commonly known as NMP, has been added to the European REACH Regulation. Leather finishers and manufacturers should be aware of this change and be prepared to test materials
Phthalates are a group of chemicals that are classed as restricted substances and are regulated by REACH; a European Union regulation which prohibits the sale of goods that do not comply with the specified chemical limits. Phthalates are used primarily
BLC Chemical Testing is affiliated with BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd., who have recently released a new guide for BLC Members to download. The BLC 2018 Guide to Managing Chemical Requirements in Product is available to BLC Members only who
ZDHC Announces BLC Chem-MAP as ZDHC Accepted Certification Standard. Going forward, the BLC Chem-MAP product certification will be an indicator of chemical formulations conforming to the ZDHC’s Manufacturing Restricted Substances List (MRSL) v 1.1 within the ZDHC Gateway – Chemical Module.