Leather Testing

BLC are experts in leather testing for product performance. We test leather footwear, clothing, upholstery, and accessories.

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Leather & Faux Fur Testing

At BLC, we can test many types of consumer products for authenticity to determine whether the leather and fur content is real or faux.

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Specialist Leather Tests

At BLC, we conduct specialist leather tests covering chemical compliance, microscopy, and identification of additives or contaminants.

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Leather Verification

Our leather experts will determine whether your sample is genuine leather and the type, using our state of the art Scanning Electron Microscope.

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Leathermark Verification

As holders of licensing rights of the Leathermark, all goods must be tested by or on behalf of BLC members in accordance to BS 2780:1983.

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Species Testing

Knowing that your leather is genuine is one thing, but if you need to know what animal species your leather is from, BLC can help.

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DNA Tracking in Leather

BLC and ADNAS have created a pioneering DNA tagging solution to increase traceability in the leather supply chain.

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Wet Blue Testing

BLC conducts wet blue testing for tanning ingredient fluctuations, causing variations post tanning and dyeing.

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Problems with Leather & Leather Products

BLC's leather fault diagnosis service helps you understand where leather processing has gone wrong and identifying corrective actions.

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Leather Upholstery Faults

Cracking, peeling or flaking finish? BLC offers a complete range of fault diagnosis services for leather and textile upholstery products.

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Mould Contamination of Leather Products

BLC can identify and solve mould contamination in leather products, which usually manifests after prolonged storage or shipping. 

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Leather Footwear Testing

At BLC, we offer a wide range of footwear testing and can test in line with CEN, ISO, TM standards on footwear.

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REACH Testing – Annex XVII and SVHC’s

If your retailing or manufacturing products in the European Union, you should carry out REACH testing to ensure legislative compliance.

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