BLC Leather Technology

REACH Testing

REACH Testing

BLC can help you with REACH testing and REACH due diligence testing.  We can offer confidential one to one briefing sessions to help you navigate your way through the complexities of REACH testing requirements in relation to your business. BLC offer REACH testing at our UKAS accredited testing laboratory.  We are one of the fastest testing laboratories in Europe and we can deliver results of a full REACH screen within 10 working days.

Whilst many testing laboratories are only able to supply simple pass/fail test reports; BLC is able to offer additional support and advice immediately upon report of a sample failure and likely origin of the non-compliances within the supply chain.  In addition our experience of different material testing means that we ensure the appropriate test methods are used at all times.


What is REACH?

REACH is the European Community Regulation on chemicals and their safe use (EC 1907/2006). It deals with the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances. The law entered into force on 1 June 2007.

The REACH Regulation calls for the progressive substitution of the most dangerous chemicals when suitable alternatives have been identified.

A candidate list of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) and immediate obligations at 28 October 2008 has been published.

A major impact of REACH for retailers, suppliers, tanners and chemical companies is that from 28 October 2008 suppliers of articles with SVHCs present above 0.1% w/w must provide sufficient information to ensure safe use to their customers (and, upon request, to consumers within 45 days of receiving a request for the information). This information must ensure safe use of the article and, as a minimum, include the name of the substance.   Additional obligations came into force for importers of articles from 1 June 2011.  Please click here for further information.

BLC can assist with any REACH testing and REACH support that may be required or with the REACH screening process to ensure that you can meet the immediate requirements of the REACH Regulation.


Please click here to download a copy of our sample submission form

For further information on REACH testing please contact BLC on or +44 (0)1604 679999.

Click here for the terms and conditions for the testing services

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