Species Testing

What is species testing?

Species testing is carried out to determine what animal your leather comes from. At Eurofins | BLC, we carry out species testing using the process of Microscopy.

 

Microscopy on Leather

If the grain layer is intact (upper most surface of the leather), then microscopy can be used to determine the species of leather (cow, sheep, pig, goat as examples). Light microscopy and scanning electron microscopy will be used to determine species type by determining specific morphological features unique to a given species of animal.

 

Why carry out species testing?

Species testing may be required because of specific country trading laws, customs declarations, and consumer interest.

 

How long does species testing take?   

Service

Turnaround Time

Price

Standard

4 working days

£Quotation

Express

2 working days

£Quotation + 50%

Premium

Next day service*

£Quotation + 100%

*Please enquire about our next day service, available on a case-by-case basis. All samples for next day testing must be received by 10am of the agreed testing date.

 

Eurofins | BLC Leather Testing & Verification Services

As experts within the leather industry, Eurofins | BLC provide a wide range of leather tests for leather products, samples, and wet blue. Eurofins | BLC can also help your business solve leather production and product problems.

Eurofins | BLC’s leather testing and problem-solving services, include:

 

Please read our testing terms and conditions.

World-leading leather testing experts

With all this knowledge, support and experience at your fingertips, who better to test your leather than Eurofins | BLC.

At Eurofins | BLC, we have the technical pedigree in leather technology to provide fast accurate solutions to technical, environmental or management problems in the leather supply chain.

We understand the challenges associated with making leather and supplying product to leather manufacturers and retailers.

We are conscious of changing customer attitudes towards traceability in the leather supply chain, as well as the consumer's high demand for increasing quality balanced with competitive prices.

Therefore, manufacturers and suppliers are under pressure to deliver leather faster, in smaller quantities, and of a consistent quality.

 

For leather testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - microscopy species testing results available within 4-5 working days
  • A fully comprehensive and easy to understand test report
  • Technical back up and support from leather product and supply chain experts in the UK
  • Highly competitive pricing
  • An assured pedigree through 95 years of experience

 

Become a Eurofins | BLC Member and access:

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

 

Eurofins | BLC Membership Benefits

 

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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