World Leaders in Leather Testing

World Leaders in Leather Testing

World leading leather testing experts

With all this knowledge, support and experience at your fingertips, who better to test your leather than BLC.

At BLC, we have the technical pedigree in leather technology to provide fast accurate solutions to technical, environmental or management problems in the leather supply chain. BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, so you can trust BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.

We understand the challenges associated with making leather and supplying product to manufacturers and retailers. 

We are conscious of changing customer attitudes towards traceability in the leather supply chain, as well as the consumer's high demand for increasing quality balanced with competitive prices.

Therefore, manufacturers and suppliers are under pressure to deliver leather faster, in smaller quantities, and of a consistent quality.

View our suite of leather tests and leather verification.

 

Leather testing and verification

BLC conducts a wide variety of individual leather tests and verification on leather products and samples in the following areas:

 

Leather Verification

Our leather experts will determine whether your product or sample is genuine leather and the type, using our state of the art Scanning Electron Microscope. If your product is confirmed to be 'genuine leather', you can use this phrase to market your products.

 

Leather Verification


Leathermark Verification

BLC are holders of licensing rights of the Leathermark in the UK. Therefore, all brands, retailers and manufacturers wanting to use the Leathermark on their products destined for retail in the UK must first have their products verified by BLC in accordance to BS 2780:1983. Only BLC members and suppliers to BLC members can use the Leathermark on their products to retail in the UK.

 

Leathermark Verification


Species Testing

Knowing that your leather is genuine is one thing, but if you need to know what animal species your leather is from, BLC can test your product or sample. We carry out species testing using either microscopy or DNA genotyping.

 

Species Testing


Leather Testing

BLC are experts in leather testing for product performance. We test a wide variety of leathergoods including footwear, clothing, upholstery, and accessories. We can also test hides and skins.

 

Leather Testing


Specialist Leather Tests

BLC are the leather experts. We can conduct virtually any type of testing on leather and leather product. We conduct specialist leather tests covering chemical compliance, microscopy, and identification of additives or contaminants. Given our in-depth knowledge and experience with leather, we also have the ability to design leather tests. 

 

Specialist Leather Tests


Wet Blue Testing

BLC conducts quality testing of wet blue for tanning ingredient fluctuations, causing variations post tanning and dyeing. While most testing is often carried out on finished products, many brands and retailers often carry out testing on materials during manufacture. By conducting wet blue testing, the hide is tested at a much earlier stage in the production process. Therefore, any potential contaminants or additives can be identified earlier and a solution created before the finished hide reaches the product manufacturing stage.

 

Wet Blue Testing

 

Need to discuss leather testing on your products?

Contact BLC today about your leather testing and verification needs on +44 (0)1604 679999 or email us via info@blcleathertech.com. You can also complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

30 June 2017

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