Expert Support for Manufacturing Problems in Leather, Textiles, Synthetics and Metals

Expert Support for Manufacturing Problems in Leather, Textiles, Synthetics and Metals

As well as being leather experts, did you know that Eurofins | BLC are also experts in identifying and correcting manufacturing problems in other materials including textiles, synthetics and metals?

At Eurofins | BLC, we provide an extensive and confidential fault diagnosis service to manufacturers, suppliers, brands and retailers around the world. Our all-in-one service conducted by experienced technical staff includes:

  • An initial product/material assessment
  • A technical investigation using state-of-the-art laboratory equipment
  • A written report detailing the source as well as the advised corrective action

 

Fault Diagnosis Services

Failure Analysis

This comprehensive fault-finding service is designed for all consumer products. Our experts examine products to locate the cause of any failures during the manufacturing process of leather, textile, synthetic products and hardware.

 

Leather Upholstery Faults

If your business is experiencing peeling, cracking, colour change or migration in leather upholstery, we can help pin-point the route cause through this service. We can also identify the type of leather that has been used in the manufacture of the upholstery.

 

Leather Processing Problems

During the leather manufacturing process, there are a number of factors which can affect finished leather. Our experts can determine whether certain tanning recipes, manufacturing processes and quality checks are not followed, resulting in any of the following faults:

  • Looseness of leather
  • Signs of excessive growth
  • Uneven dying
  • Cracking leather
  • Colour variation
  • Grain damage
  • Poor yield
  • Weak leather
  • Finish failure
  • Smell
  • Colour migration
  • Breakage
  • Peeling of the leather finish

 

Footwear Faults

If your business is experiencing problems with men’s, women’s and children’s footwear, our technical experts can help to identify to cause of common footwear faults including heel fatigue, slip and fall issues, cracking leather or synthetics, colour transfer, and footwear construction failures, such as sole bond. We can also identify more specific footwear issues in manufacturing which relate to other materials such as metal components, rubber soles and laces.

 

Hardware, Jewellery and Components Faults

We can provide a detailed service for the identification and correction of metallic faults in hardware, jewellery and components. Common faults include tarnishing, corrosion, plating thickness, colour transfer, alloy density, wear, heat and humidity failure. 

 

Mould Contamination

Leather and textile products can suffer with mould contamination which can be due to a number of storage, handling and shipping issues. Our fault diagnosis experts can examine products, complete onsite audits, and produce technical reports on their findings to pinpoint the source of mould contamination.

 

Leather Area Measurement of Hides

Disputes over the area of leather measured and sold can be common. At Eurofins | BLC we can help your business settle disputes by measuring leather hides and skins to ISO 11646; the international standard recognised by ICT.

 

Specification Support – A Member-Only Service

Material and chemical specifications can be a complex area to navigate and often require the support of specialists with technical experience. Eurofins | BLC offer specification creation and review support to members only. There are also a number of pre-set specifications that members can access for a variety of consumer products including, upholstery, hardware, garments, leathergoods, textiles, footwear, jewellery and watches.

 

Discuss Manufacturing Problems with an Expert

Contact us today to talk about any manufacturing problems that you may be experiencing with consumer products; email info@blcleathertech.com, call +44 (0)1604 679999 or complete the web form at the bottom of this page.

15 May 2019

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