Chrome VI Audits for Leather Manufacturers

What is a chrome VI audit?

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.

 

Why have a chrome VI audit?

Brands and retailers often carry out chrome VI audits on their suppliers.

By carrying out a chrome VI audit, brands and retailers are performing the necessary due diligence checks to ensure their leather products are processed in a way that minimizes the risk of chrome VI.

 

What is the process of a chrome VI audit?

Having reviewed the process recipe in advance, the Eurofins | BLC consultant will visit the tannery to carry out a one day assessment of the facility. The consultant will advice on chrome VI avoidance and best practices.

 

Eurofins | BLC Consulting & Auditing Services

Rest assured that Eurofins | BLC have the capacity and expertise to conduct a wide range of consultancy and auditing projects, across various material types including leather, textiles, synthetics, and hardware.

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Please read our consultancy terms and conditions.

As standard, we provide:

  • Access to over 95 years of leather industry experience
  • Experienced and qualified technologists
  • Consultants who are a mixture of current Eurofins | BLC employees or sub-contracted individuals
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand report
  • Technical back up and support from experts
  • Highly competitive pricing

 

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

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

The Eurofins | BLC Solution

Conduct a Eurofins | BLC chrome VI audit. The Eurofins | BLC technique for managing chrome VI risk within a tannery involves three key elements:

  • A site visit and process audit
  • A review and risk assessment of all the chemicals used within the process
  • A review and risk assessment of key leather test results


If these three elements are not conducted in your chrome VI audit, then the risk cannot be minimized. 

It should be noted therefore, that the tannery will need to prepare in advance of the chrome VI audit to minimize the cost and time required to conduct the audit and prepare the report. The language of the audit will be English and therefore a suitable technical facilitator is required. 

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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