Leather Measurements

What is BLC’s leather measurements service?

At BLC, we understand that leather measurement is a critical element of the leather trade.

BLC's leather measurement service provides independent verification and arbitration for measurement disputes and plays a key part in optimising performance and consistency in tannery production.
BLC offers leather measurement to ISO 11646, recognised by the International Council of Tanners (ICT) as the functional final arbitration method all over the world.


Impact on your business

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.

Please read our consultancy terms and conditions.

BLC are leather experts and deliver a range of leather related services.  Established for over 95 years we have the technical pedigree in leather technology to ensure fast accurate solutions to technical, management or environmental leather problems.

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.


As standard, we provide:

  • Over 95 years’ experience in the leather industry
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • Technical back up and support from experts


Become a BLC Member, and you’ll also get:

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

Take advantage of BLC’s specialist leather knowledge

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 measurement of leather surface area. Optimised leather measurement applies specific methods and expertise to measure leather surface area accurately.


The leather measurement service offers the opportunity to:

  • Optimise leather area sold
  • Verify internal leather measurement
  • Resolve disputes
  • Check area of leather purchased

Regular verification of leather measurement accuracy can ensure maximum profits and reduce disputes.

Our Accreditations

Eurofins | BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC, and ILAC, 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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"Membership allowed us to use the expertise of Eurofins | BLC to improve our suppliers' environmental performance."

Clarks International

United Kingdom

"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

"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

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


United Kingdom

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

Casino Hide Tanners


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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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

Gheli International


"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."



“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

"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

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Contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation. For Eurofins | BLC to receive your enquiry, you must complete all 3 sections of the contact form below. To receive the Monthly Technical Update email, you simply need to complete this form. Eurofins | BLC aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours Monday to Friday.

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