Questions & Answers

Questions & Answers

How do I check if there is nickel in my jewellery?

To ensure a high standard of product quality, at Eurofins | BLC, we advise all hardware and jewellery items to be tested as part of your due diligence process. As with all materials, hardware and jewellery should be specified for a particular end use and tested to ensure that it performs and is essential when manufacturing and retailing metal products to the global market place.

Depending on the type of metal product, a series of hardware and jewellery tests are required to ensure that products are safe, fit for purpose and compliant with legislation. 

Find out more access our Hardware and Jewellery Testing webpage


Can you help me with my footwear faults?

At Eurofins | BLC we regularly see a range of footwear related problems.

Common examples are:

  • Heel fatigue
  • Slip and fall issues
  • Cracking leather or synthetics
  • Colour transfer between materials 
  • Footwear construction failures, such as sole bond etc.

These issues can result in legal claims, commercial right downs, unsold stock and hours of internal man hours lost in trouble shooting.

Read more on our Footwear Faults webpage


How do I reduce the risk of Chrome VI in my leather?

Eurofins | BLC offers a chrome VI auditing service to assess and advise leather manufacturers, and to reduce the risk of chrome VI formation in finished leather products.

A chrome VI audit involves a detailed on-site assessment of the processes and chemistries by an experienced leather technologist.

Read more on our Chrome VI Support Service webpage


How do I verify my material is leather?

In order to correctly advertise and market your products as 'genuine leather', it is advised to verify your leather. At Eurofins | BLC, we verify your products to ensure the leather used is in accordance with BS 2780: 1983+A1:2013.

Eurofins | BLC has 100 years’ experience in the leather industry so who better to verify your leather than the leather experts?

Find out more on our Leather Verification webpage


How do I test if there are any chemicals listed in the ZDHC MRSL in my product?

MRSL (Manufacturing Restricted Substance List) testing packages are available from Eurofins | BLC that analyse chemical formations in accordance with ZDHC MRSL or customer specific MRSLs. 

Analysing chemical formulations through Eurofins | BLC MRSL testing services not only supports chemical compliance, but also drives responsible chemical management in your business.

Read more on our MRSL Testing Services webpage

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