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URGENT: BLC EMAIL SYSTEM IS DOWN

Date:10th August 2011

OUR EMAIL IS CURRENTLY DOWN AND WE ARE NOT RECEIVING EMAILS. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVINIENCE CAUSED BY THIS.

URGENT: BLC EMAIL SYSTEM IS DOWN



Leather Course: 5 Day Practical Leather

Date:8th August 2011

BLC are holding a 5 day practical leather training course on 7 - 11 November. If you are interested in Leathermaking and want to learn how to tan, dye and finish your own leather, this is the course for you.

Leather Course: 5 Day Practical Leather



Global brands commit to wiping out hazardous chemicals by 2020

Date:3rd August 2011

Following the recent "dirty laundry" report published by Greenpeace, leading brands have announced their intention to eliminate all hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain by 2020.

Global brands commit to wiping out hazardous chemicals by 2020



BLC half day training course on Chemical Compliance and Product Safety

Date:2nd August 2011

Are your products compliant? Do you need an update on the latest leather chemical compliance legislation?

BLC half day training course on Chemical Compliance and Product Safety



Bronze LWG award for Diamond Leather Industrial Co

Date:1st August 2011

Diamond Leather Industrial Co has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a Bronze rating.

Bronze LWG award for Diamond Leather Industrial Co



BLC Speaking at FDRA Product Safety Meeting in October

Date:26th July 2011

BLC are delighted to speak at the FDRA Product Safety Environment (PSE) Workshop which is being held on 27th October at the Hilton, Huntingdon Beach, USA.

BLC Speaking at FDRA Product Safety Meeting in October



Silver LWG Award for JBS S/A Cacoal

Date:22nd July 2011

JBS S/A Cacoal has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a Silver rating.

Silver LWG Award for JBS S/A Cacoal



Silver LWG Award for JBS S/A Porangatu

Date:22nd July 2011

JBS S/A Porangatu has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a Silver rating.

Silver LWG Award for JBS S/A Porangatu



Silver LWG Medal for JBS S/A Gurupi

Date:22nd July 2011

JBS S/A Gurupi has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a Silver rating.

Silver LWG Medal for JBS S/A Gurupi



Silver LWG Medal for JBA S/A Sao Luis Montes Belos

Date:22nd July 2011

JBS S/A Sao Luis Montes Belos has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a Silver rating.

Silver LWG Medal for JBA S/A Sao Luis Montes Belos



Greenpeace - Dirty Laundry

Date:22nd July 2011

Greenpeace have published a new investigative report titled -dirty laundry". The report focuses on the problems of toxic water and high levels of industrial pollutants being released into two main rivers in China.

Greenpeace - Dirty Laundry



1 Day Leather Finishing Course

Date:21st July 2011

BLC are holding a one day leather finishing course based at our offices in Northampton. The one day leather course is a practical day which provides delegates with a good understanding of the finishes and effects applied to leather.

1 Day Leather Finishing Course



GOLD LWG Award for Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd

Date:20th July 2011

Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd has been audited by BLC against the Leather Working Group (LWG) environmental auditing protocol and has achieved a GOLD rating.

GOLD LWG Award for Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd



1 Day - Footwear Safety & Legal Compliance Training Course

Date:20th July 2011

In conjunction with the BFA, this one day footwear training course highlights the main risk factors in Footwear production and their level of importance.

1 Day - Footwear Safety & Legal Compliance Training Course



John Lewis joins BLC Membership

Date:19th July 2011

BLC are delighted to have John Lewis enter into membership. John Lewis is a well known and established UK Department Store Retailer.

John Lewis joins BLC Membership



Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd - New BLC Member

Date:18th July 2011

Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd, established in the 1980's, is one of the leading tanners in China and the largest one in Fujian Province. They specialize in processing various types of leather for shoes, bags, belts, upholstery leather, automotive leather, etc.

Xing Ye Leather Technology Co Ltd - New BLC Member



Bespoke leather training course for Thai Group

Date:15th July 2011

BLC has recently carried out a series of bespoke training courses for a delegation from Thailand. With an emphasis on leather care, delegates gained a greater understanding of leather as a raw material as well as in the context of a range of products. Part of the process included identification of potential problems that may occur as well as a visit to a model tannery to demonstrate how leather is made and a laboratory tour to get an insight into leather testing processes aimed at ensuring quality and safety issues are met.

Bespoke leather training course for Thai Group



Review of pricing at BLC

Date:14th July 2011

The testing and problem solving prices at BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd have been held for over five years despite the difficult trading and economic climate during that period. However, due to increases in raw materials, consumables, energy, services and insurance costs, some of our testing prices will face a small increase from 1 October 2011. Not all prices will be affected and typically the price increase will be around 2.5%.

Review of pricing at BLC



Spreading the news

Date:14th July 2011

Are you looking for an additional global outlet for your vital news stories?

Spreading the news



Follow us on Linked in

Date:14th July 2011

BLC are now active on Linked in, communicating with existing and potential customers. With networking and online interactions key to keeping in touch you can now follow us on Linked in and join our group . Also look out for your account manager's profile.

Follow us on Linked in



A wealth of leather training available in August

Date:14th July 2011

Whether you are based in Hong Kong or the UK, it is highly likely that your leather training needs can be met by BLC during the month of August.

A wealth of leather training available in August



Do you have problems with product consistency?

Date:14th July 2011

Leather is part of all our lives in one form or another. Manufacturers and retailers regularly source leather and leather products globally and need to be confident of the quality of the product and, irrespective of the price point, that they are getting what they pay for.

Do you have problems with product consistency?



The importance of safety for children's products

Date:14th July 2011

Over 200 children's brands from across the world attended the June Bubble London event including childrenswear, footwear, accessories, toys and interiors products. Bubble London's philosophy is to bring a new generation of kids trade show to the marketplace. Bubble London runs twice yearly in January and June in sync with the European calendar, and is the only standalone children's trade event in the UK.

The importance of safety for children's products



Proposition 65 and what it means for the leather sector

Date:14th July 2011

California Proposition 65 otherwise known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 is applicable to all products sold or distributed in California. The sole aim of the law is to protect Californian citizens and the State's drinking water sources from chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm, and to inform citizens about exposure to such chemicals.

Proposition 65 and what it means for the leather sector



ECHA updates the REACH Candidate List

Date:14th July 2011

Seven new substances have been added to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorisation, which takes the total number of SVHCs to 53.

ECHA updates the REACH Candidate List





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