Manufacturing & Laboratory Inspections

Eurofins | BLC Inspection Services

At Eurofins | BLC, we offer a range of inspection services to review manufacturing and production processes for organisations spanning the supply chain. Our services ensure compliance with the required standards as well as reviewing efficiency and helping to reduce risks.

Our independent inspection service gives your business assurance that your suppliers are meeting the required objectives and identifying areas for development. In addition, we also offer support services and have expertise in chemical and materials specifications, as well as testing for compliance to international and regional legislation such as REACH, China GB Standards and CPSC/CPSIA.

We offer the following technical inspection services:

  • Footwear audits
  • LWG Environmental Audit to the LWG Environmental Protocol
  • Chemical management audits
  • Chrome VI audits
  • Laboratory accreditation for in-house physical testing laboratories

 

Leather Quality Inspection Audits

Suitable for any leathergoods, this quality inspection service can identify the cause of common issues in leather such as mould, smells, sample select and colour change. Whether you have leathergoods in a warehouse, factory or even in a shipping container, Eurofins | BLC can assess the quality of finished articles against the specification and samples.

 

LWG Environmental Audits

At Eurofins | BLC, tanneries, leather manufacturers and leather traders can be audited to the LWG Environmental Audit Protocol to achieve an LWG rating (Gold, Silver or Bronze). Eurofins | BLC auditors can perform LWG environmental audits at any location and can also audit multiple locations. 

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Chemical Management Inspection (Audit)

Designed for developing best practice across the supply chain, chemical management inspections can assess the ability of chemical companies, manufacturers and supplier, as well as brands and retailers to effectively manage chemicals that are used in the production of consumer products. On-site inspections and assessments are used review processes and identify areas for development.

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Chrome VI Audits

Eurofins | BLC provide chrome VI audits for tanneries and leather manufacturers to assess production processes for the propensity of chrome VI formation in leather and leathergoods. Eurofins | BLC carry out chrome VI audits at sites around the world and use auditors who are experienced with the commercial production of leather. Additional testing may be required on chemicals and sample leathers but this determination will be based upon the audit.

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Laboratory Audits & Accreditation

If you are a Eurofins | BLC Member and your business carries out physical testing of products and materials through an in-house laboratory, Eurofins | BLC can provide your laboratory with accreditation which is achieved through an on-site audit to the principles of ISO 17025. As part of the accreditation, the working practice of laboratory technicians is also assessed with a view to each member of staff achieving certification. If your in-house laboratories are across multiple sites, experienced Eurofins | BLC auditors can audit and make assessments of laboratory staff at each site.

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Contact Eurofins | BLC for Independent Inspection Services   

If you require any of the above inspection services, contact Eurofins | BLC to discuss with to one of our experts today by email to info@blcleathertech.com, telephone +44 (0) 1604 679 999 or complete the contact form at the bottom of this web page.

Eurofins | BLC - Materials & Manufacturing Experts

Eurofins | BLC is a UK-based company with a global reach. We have the technical knowledge and experience to service organisations from across the supply chain. We provide technical support to a diverse customer base of chemical formulators, raw materials manufacturers, product manufacturers, suppliers, brands and retailers in many countries around the world.

Our team of international auditors have the specialised understanding needed for providing a comprehensive review of commercial production facilities for leather, textiles and synthetic materials.

At Eurofins | BLC, we also carry out a range of chemical and physical testing for compliance to international legislation as well as MRSL testing for manufacturers, raw materials specialists and chemical formulators.

 

For inspection services, Eurofins | BLC provide:

  • An experienced independent inspection service
  • A global network of auditors and technical staff
  • Additional supply chain risk management and testing services

 

Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

  • Laboratory audits and accreditation, designed for in-house physical testing laboratories
  • Advanced technical support from regulatory, supply chain and scientific professionals
  • Discounted inspection and auditing services
  • Online access to chemical management tools

 

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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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Testimonials

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

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

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

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United Kingdom

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

Gheli International

India

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

Asos

United Kingdom

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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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

Smit & zoon

Netherlands

“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.”

ScS

United Kingdom

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

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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

IKEA

Sweden

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

Mulberry

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

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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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