Wet Blue Testing

Why carry out wet blue testing?

While most testing is often carried out on finished products, many brands and retailers often carry out testing on materials during manufacture. By conducting wet blue testing, the hide is tested at a much earlier stage in the production process. Therefore, any potential contaminants or additives can be identified earlier and a solution created before the finished hide reaches the product manufacturing stage.

When producing wet blue, it is important that the quality and consistency of the product is maintained.

 

Eurofins | BLC wet blue testing identifies fluctuations in:

  • Grease content
  • Chrome content 
  • pH 
  • Shrinkage 

The above fluctuations identified in wet blue testing can cause variations in post tanning and dyeing processes, impacting on any finished products produced with the leather.

Many buyers of wet blue now require the product to meet stringent chemical content requirements (RSL) to satisfy their brand and retail customers, ensuring the finished product is of a safe and suitable quality standard.

 

What is smart wet blue testing?

At Eurofins | BLC, our unique smart wet blue testing service saves tanneries thousands of dollars and significantly reduces the testing burden.

Eurofins | BLC review the wet blue specifications of all tannery's customers, then conduct a series of wet blue tests which satisfy all the requirements across the individual customer specifications. The tannery will then receive a group of test reports, each one relating to each individual customer's specification.

 

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 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 wet blue testing services, Eurofins | BLC provides:

  • Fast turnaround times - most wet blue testing results available within 7 days 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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Testimonials

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United States of America

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

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