Eurofins | BLC specialist leather tests

Eurofins | BLC are leading leather experts and deliver a range of specialist leather testing services. If your business uses leather, skin, hide, collagen, or a related material then Eurofins | BLC can test it.


At Eurofins | BLC, we offer specialist leather tests in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry and microbiology testing
  • Comprehensive analysis
  • Effluent and water testing
  • Fastness tests
  • Microscopy
  • Identification of additives or contaminants
  • Individual chemical tests
  • Flammability tests
  • Physical tests


Eurofins | BLC Leather Testing & Verification Services

As experts within the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC provide a wide range of leather tests for leather products, samples, and wet blue. Eurofins | BLC can also help your business solve leather production and product problems.

Eurofins | BLC’s leather testing and problem-solving services, include:


Please read our testing terms and conditions. 

World-leading leather testing experts

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

At Eurofins | 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.

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.


For leather testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - most leather testing results available within 4-5 working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from leather product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree with 100 years' of experience


Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Discounted prices
  • Priority testing allocation
  • Access to advanced technical support


Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits


Biochemistry and microbiology testing

  • Cause of putrefaction and spoilage 

  • Efficacy of fungicides


Comprehensive Analysis

  • Chemical analysis of vegetable or chrome tanned leather

  • Chemical analysis of chamois leather and water absorption

  • Chemical analysis of pickled pelt

  • Carcinogenic amines in dyestuffs or leather



  • Understanding fibre structure to improve process efficiency

  • Fault diagnosis of stains, poor strength, softness etc


Identification of additives or contaminants

  • Formaldehyde

  • Paranitrophenol

  • TCMTB (2-thiocyanomethlthio)-benzothiazole

  • HCH (Lindane)

  • Other fungicides/pesticides

  • Identification and causes of fatty spues

  • Supply and analysis of 3M vapour monitors


Individual chemical tests

  • Leather moisture content 

  • Hide substance or volatile nitrogen (Kjeldahl method)

  • Hydroxyproline assay for collagen content of leather

  • Water solubles on degreased leather

  • pH of aqueous extract

  • SAWS

  • Sulphated total ash

  • Grease (dichloromethane, unless otherwise specified) and free fatty acids

  • Salt or salt on hide substance

  • Metals in leather, tanning materials

  • Cr2O3


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

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

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



"Smart chemical testing of wet blue saves our business time and money."

Casino Hide Tanners


"We were very impressed by the speaker on the leather training course who had excellent knowledge of the subject."


United Kingdom

"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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


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

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

Smit & zoon


"Eurofins | BLC Membership allows us to develop innovative high quality raw materials in order to continue our product improvement programme."


United Kingdom

"I became a Member to take advantage their specification building services and 1-2-1 regulatory advice."

Gheli International


“10 years of Eurofins | BLC Membership has enabled us to provide continuous assurance of product quality and safety, giving our customers greater confidence in our products.”


United Kingdom

"We thought every part of the Eurofins | BLC leather course was very informative and interesting."

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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