What is mould contamination of leather products?

Mould can easily grow on leather and textile products, and usually manifests itself after prolonged storage or shipping.

In most cases, mould is caused by more than one factor, mainly due to product handling and management failures at multiple points in the supply chain.

The damage caused to the product by mould can be substantial and with some moulds toxic to humans, it is often necessary to destroy the contaminated product.


Eurofins | BLC’s leather mould assessment and problem solving service

Eurofins | BLC provides a comprehensive mould assessment and problem solving service.

We can determine what type of mould it is and in most cases, identify at what point the mould contaminated the product, giving you guidance and advice to ensure mould does not reappear.


How long does the leather mould assessment service take?    

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


Eurofins | BLC Leather Testing & Verification Services

As experts within the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC provide a wide range of leather tests for leather products, samples, and wet blue. Eurofins | BLC can also help your business solve leather production and product problems.

Eurofins | BLC’s leather testing and problem-solving services, include:

Please read our testing terms and conditions.

Eurofins | BLC mould in leather product problem solving service

Trust 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 over 95 year's expereince in the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC's team of experts can solve leather problems throughout the supply chain.


For mould in leather problem solving, 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


Eurofins | BLC mould prevention services

As well as the advice and guidance received from the fault diagnosis service, Eurofins | BLC can also offer other mould prevention services, including:

  • Training courses
  • Factory mould audits

All Eurofins | BLC mould prevention services ensure best practice is used to minimize the risk to staff, customers, and your business.

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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