Leather Area Measurement Services for Hides and Skins

At Eurofins | BLC, we provide leather area measurement services for independent verification purposes to quantify the surface area of leather hides and skins. Leather hides and skins are measured to ISO 11646, which is recognised by the International Council of Tanners (ICT) as the functional final arbitration method all over the world. Eurofins | BLC is one of the few ICT recommended verifiers of leather measurement in world.

Leather measurement is a critical element of the industry and is often sought by leather traders, suppliers and manufacturers to confirm the exact quantity of leather being brought and sold. By measuring the surface area, we can help your business solve disputes and even optimise performance and consistency in tannery production.

It should be noted that regular verification can ensure maximum profits and reduce disputes.


Leather: Measuring a Natural Material

Animal hides and skins vary considerably in their surface area depending on the age and girth of the animal. In addition to this, variations in humidity and changes in temperature can influence the final leather area measurement. Optimised leather measurement applies specific methods and expertise to measure leather surface area accurately.


Financial Impact of Incorrectly Sized Leather Hides

Under measurement can have a serious impact on the earnings of a company and over measurement can cause disputes. Regular check measurement can reduce complaints and minimise the potential for costly claims.

The size of a piece of leather has a direct effect on profits, it is vital to have complete confidence in measurements for all production.


How long does leather area measurement take? 

Leather measurement of hides and skins takes the following length of time, depending on the service selected and the volume supplied:


Turnaround Time



5 working days



3 working days (*Subject to volume)

£Quotation + 50%


Next day
(*Subject to volume. Samples must be received no later than 10am for this service)

£Quotation + 100%


Leather Area Measurement Experts

At Eurofins | BLC, we are global leather experts, delivering a range of leather related services to customers around the world. Established for 100 years', we have the technical capability and staff expertise ensure fast accurate solutions to technical, management or environmental leather problems as well as routine testing such as leather area measurement.

Our expertise, experience, and passion for leather coupled with our customer service and rapid response times sets us apart as a market leader in this specialist field.


For leather hide measurement services, we provide:

  • A confidential service
  • Fast turnaround times (*subject to volume)
  • Competitive pricing
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from experts
  • An assured pedigree with 100 years' of experience in the global leather industry


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted leather measurement testing, training, and problem-solving services
  • Advanced technical support
  • Online toolkits and risk management tools


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

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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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

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United Kingdom

"I enjoyed all of the leather course as a chemist I wanted to understand the whole process of making leather."

Smit & zoon


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"I enjoyed the combination of theoretical and practical training on the 4-day leather course."


United Kingdom

"I just wanted to say a big thanks for 2 great days of leather education last week."



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Casino Hide Tanners


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United Kingdom

"Through Eurofins | BLC Membership, we have access to technical support for leather product testing, helping us to provide more efficient services to our customers."

William Lamb

United Kingdom

"All parts of the leather training course were relevant and very informative. I now have a new appreciation for leather!"

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United States of America

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