What is failure analysis?

At Eurofins | BLC, we analyse your product to see what the potential failures are and what has caused them. The faults we tackle range from breakage and failures, tarnishing, smell chemicals, mould, bloom, colour change, fraudulent descriptions, scuffing, peeling, etc.

How can Eurofins | BLC’s fault diagnosis service help?

Eurofins | BLC helps clients minimize issues through knowledge, experience, and fault diagnosis.

At Eurofins | BLC, we offer a comprehensive fault diagnosis service for all types of leather, textiles, finished product, and synthetic materials.

We provide causal analysis on anything from:

  • Automotive and aeronautical interiors
  • Upholstery
  • Footwear
  • Leathergoods
  • Hardware and jewellery
  • Textiles
  • Belts


How long does the fault diagnosis take?    

As this work is investigative, the length of time taken to solve the problem does depend on the type of problem. 

Please read our testing terms and conditions.

Eurofins | BLC product failure analysis and fault diagnosis service

Trust Eurofins | BLC to diagnose faults with your leather samples and products. Eurofins | BLC is a world-leading independent technology business that specialises in leather, leather products, footwear, and other materials. With 100 year's experience in the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC's team of experts can solve leather problems throughout the supply chain.


For failure analysis and fault diagnosis, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Advanced leather technologies such as solid microscopy
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand leather fault diagnosis report
  • Technical back up and support from leather experts
  • Competitive pricing


Eurofins | BLC uses state of the art diagnostic equipment

Eurofins | BLC uses some of the most advanced diagnostic equipment and techniques for carrying out leather problem solving, including:

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (GC – MS)
  • Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectrometry (LC – MS)


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits


Product and materials specifications

As with all materials, hardware should be specified for a particular end use and tested to ensure that it performs.

We’ll create material and product specifications for Eurofins | BLC Members, and we can also recommend a testing routine.

Our Accreditations

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

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United Kingdom

"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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United States of America

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United Kingdom

"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

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