Technical Concierge

Do you have a technical issue or need to understand how to comply with current legislation?

Eurofins | BLC Members are entitled to 1-2-1 remote technical support from our highly-experienced team.

Types of technical support:

  • Legislation and compliance
  • Managing restricted substances
  • Specification creation and review
  • Technical questions and queries

 

Technical support for Eurofins | BLC Members

For technical support, members can telephone our office in Northampton, UK on +44 (0)1604 679999. Please note, Eurofins | BLC office opening hours are Monday to Thursday, 09:00 until 17:00, and on Friday, 09:00 until 16:00.

 

Eurofins | BLC Document support

At Eurofins | BLC, we can help our members understand complicated documents including:

  • Legislation
  • Specifications
  • Audit reports
  • Supplier documentation
  • Fault diagnosis

Please note, we cannot review reports from other laboratories.

If you are a Eurofins | BLC Member and require guidance on understanding what documentation is needed or an explanation on what something means, send a copy to info@blcleathertech.com

 

Not yet a member?

If you would like to become a Eurofins | BLC Member and take advantage of our 1-2-1 remote technical support, contact us today on +44 (0)1604 679999 or email info@blcleathertech.com

You can view a full list of Eurofins | BLC membership benefits on our membership page.

 

Membership Benefits

Eurofins | BLC are experts in providing compliance support on various product, material, and chemical legislations.

Our experienced team can guide Eurofins | BLC Members through national, regional, and international legislation, making the complex become understandable.

Eurofins | BLC Members can get support on the following types of legislation (as an example):

  • California Proposition 65
  • China GB Standard Testing
  • CPSC Regulations
  • EU Packaging Directive Testing
  • REACH Regulations and Compliance: Annex XVII and SVHC
  • The RoHS Directive
  • Toy Safety Directive (EN71) Testing
  • Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) Regulation

 

For more information on Eurofins | BLC’s legislation advice service for members only, please view our dedicated web page.

 

Legislation Advice

Product and chemical specifications

As a BLC Member, you can benefit from our team of dedicated technical experts to create and review your specifications. We can support you with:

We have helped various retailers, brands and tanneries create RSL policies, due diligence testing programmes and product specific specifications.

It is good practice to ensure your specifications are regularly reviewed, another service which Eurofins | BLC offer, along with keeping you updated with the legislative industry news.

 

Eurofins | BLC is at the forefront of method development

Eurofins | BLC is an active member of European testing committees, and as such has a valuable insight into method development and active discussion around topical chemistries and legislative trends.

As part of stakeholder engagement, Eurofins | BLC participates in relevant testing bodies and committees to ensure we understand the drivers and changes within our industry.

Currently we participate in these committees:

  • TCI/069 – Footwear, leather and coated fabrics
     
  • CEN/TC289 – Leather committee
    • WG1 – Chemical test methods
    • WG2 – Physical test methods
    • WG3 – Fastness test methods
    • WG4 – Technical specifications on the use of leather and terminology
       
  • CEN/TC309 – Footwear committee
    • WG1 – Minimum performance requirements and test methods for components for footwear
    • WG2 – Footwear and environmental aspects
    • WG4 – Footwear sizing designation and marking system
       
  • STI/053 – Specifications and test methods for jewellery and horology
     
  • TCI/80 – Chemical testing of textiles

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.

View our Accreditations

Testimonials

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

Casino Hide Tanners

Australia

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

Gheli International

India

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

IKEA

Sweden

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

Clarks International

United Kingdom

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

Mulberry

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!"

Ralph Lauren

United States of America

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

John Lewis Partnership

United Kingdom

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

Next

United Kingdom

“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

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

Asos

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

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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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