BLC Awarded Double ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for Formaldehyde Tests in Leather and Textile

BLC Awarded Double ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for Formaldehyde Tests in Leather and Textile

News Release | 07 February 2017

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BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. has recently been awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ for proficiency in Formaldehyde tests in leather (pt: iis16A09) and Free and Released Formaldehyde in textile (pt: iis16A08), by the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies (iis), Netherlands. By taking part in regular proficiency tests, BLC ensures its testing practices are some of the most accurate in the industry.

 

The scheme involved testing both leather and textile samples for formaldehyde content to the international industry standard ISO/IEC 17043:2010.

 

Testing Protects Your Company Reputation

The leather supply chain relies on credible and accurate formaldehyde test results. BLC is able to test in accordance with national, regional and international standards, helping to ensure compliance against global legislation.

 

BLC understands that the market gets frustrated by the variances between laboratory results and therefore, as part of our due diligence, BLC undergoes monthly proficiency testing to ensure continual achievement of highly accurate results. BLC carries out proficiency testing in the form of inter lab trials, which is also a requirement of ISO 17025 laboratory accreditation.

 

BLC actively participate in formally recognised proficiency schemes run by accredited organisations such as LGC (TOYTEST and NIMS), iis and TEPS.  They provide BLC with a benchmark against a higher number of laboratories. This is BLC’s preferred route for proficiency testing and also the route favoured by BLC’s independent accreditation body, UKAS: Our accreditation reference 0076.

 

Trust BLC with Your Formaldehyde Testing

BLC conducts formaldehyde testing in both leather and textile, to ensure that products are safe and meet legislation. It is important to note that legislation on formaldehyde levels differs around the world.

 

BLC products and services can help to protect brand/company reputation over a number of risk areas, including consumer safety, environmental due diligence, responsible sourcing and supply chain management.

 

BLC offers solutions to cleanse and reduce restricted chemicals from your supply chains. BLC also offers expert advice on chemical legislation and is able to support around supply chain compliance, as well as access to chemical specifications.

 

BLC commit to high levels of customer service with a personal touch. BLC offers customers friendly technical support and guidance.

 

Find out more about our Formaldehyde testing in both textile and leather.

 

Need a Quote or Advice on Formaldehyde Testing?

Contact BLC’s expert Sales team today via info@blcleathertech.com or call us on +44 (0)1604 679999. Alternatively, complete the contact form on BLC’s website.

28 February 2017

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