BLC provides testing, training, audits, and technical support to the leather supply chain

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BLC gives you fast and accurate test results for leather and other materials

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BLC solving material faults and manufacturing problems

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Lead Sponsors Stahl and Smit & zoon Announced for...

BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. and International Leather Maker (ILM) are delighted to announce two lead sponsors for the Leather & Sustainability in Retail Conference 2017. This year’s...

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Chemical Compliance Training, Comprehensive...

Understand how complex REACH legislation affects your business and improve your leather knowledge by attending our BLC training courses this autumn. And if you're new to the footwear industry,...

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‘Faux Fur’ means ‘No Fur’ . . . or does it?

Recently, there has been concern over retailed products being labelled as ‘faux fur’, being made from real fur. Fur trims and pom poms on coats, hats and bags labelled as ‘100%...

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Chrome VI Risks

Chromium is an element that can occur in three main forms. Elemental chromium is metallic chromium and used in the formation of stainless steel or chromium plating. Trivalent chromium (Cr III) is a...

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Training and Events



Understanding REACH Training Course

BLC, Northampton, UK

Half Day, 09:15 to 12:30

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Comprehensive Leather Training Course

BLC, Northampton, UK

2 Days, 09:00 to 16:30

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Foundation Course in Footwear Technology

BLC, Northampton, UK

4 days over 4 weeks, 09:00 to 16:30

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Understanding Leather Training Course

BLC, Northampton, UK

1 Day, 09:00 to 16:45

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Our Accreditations

BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, and has auditors approved to carry out LWG audits. Trust BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

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