Chemical testing for leather products

Leather is a material made from the skin of an animal by tanning or a similar process. The process of making leather is comprised of a number of different stages from preservation through to fleshing, bating, tanning, fat liquoring, dyeing and a range of finishing processes. Any number of chemicals can be used and added during each stage of the tanning process.

With many businesses now sourcing from the global market place, it is more difficult to have regular contact with suppliers to ensure that restricted substances are not being used. The only way to ensure consistent quality and performance for products is to set realistic specifications that are coupled with a sensible and balanced testing regime. The chemical testing regime must ensure that the critical substances are monitored without this process being financially onerous for the supplier. BLC can ensure that all chemical testing will be in line with current legislation and industry standards.

If you are manufacturing or supplying leather and leather products chemical testing is required to comply with various legislations including, but not limited to, REACH regulations and California Proposition 65.

We offer chemical testing and analysis on leather and leather products. We can offer the following chemical tests:

  • Azo Dyes testing
  • Cadmium testing
  • Chrome VI testing
  • DMF
  • Flame Retardants
  • Flammability
  • Formaldehyde
  • GB Standards
  • Heavy Metal testing
  • Lead testing and analysis
  • Mercury testing
  • Organotins
  • Pesticides
  • PFOS
  • Phthalates
  • Proposition 65 Screen
  • PAH
  • REACH Screen

Why choose BLC to conduct your chemical testing and analysis?

  • One of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe
  • Experts in chemical testing and compliance – over 90 years experience
  • Technical support and guidance if and when failures occur
  • Solutions to cleanse and reduce toxic chemicals from your supply chain
  • Expert advice and solutions on legislation and supply chain compliance
  • Access to chemical supply chain specifications