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COSTUME JEWELLERY REVIEW 2014

L-R: Sarah Ellis, Adelle Whitfield, Marion Wilson (Marketing Director, Assay Office Birmingham), Emma Osmond, Victoria James[/caption] Attendees enjoyed refreshments on arrival and also had a chance to meet incoming Chief Executive & Assay Master Stella Layton who takes up her new position in early April. Current Chief Executive & Assay Master, Michael Allchin then gave a presentation which helped put last years trading into perspective for the industry and looke…

By admin | Feb 28th, 2014
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CHROMIUM VI IN LEATHER PRODUCTS – CHANGING LEGISLATION

  The regulation will impact on a wide range of products such as: Watchstraps, purses, wallets, bags, footwear, gloves, protective wear, garments, hats, belts, braces,  horse riding equipment, dog leads, furniture, car seats and steering wheels. The amendment, which is due to come into force in early 2015 PROHIBITS any leather articles or articles containing leather parts that come into direct, prolonged or repetitive contact with skin which contain greater than 3 mg/kg (0.0003%)…

By admin | Feb 24th, 2014
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FUN & GAMES AT THE PHOTOSHOOT

  Sophie Davies - Young Star in the making![/caption] For more information on these tests T: 0871 871 6020 or email: testing@theassayoffice.co.uk. You can also find out more at The Jewellery & Watch Show 2-6 February, NEC Birmingham. Visit us in Hall 17 Stand P60. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="317"]

By admin | Jan 17th, 2014
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NEW LEATHER WEAR TESTS INTRODUCED BY THE LABORATORY AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE

The test is in accordance with British Standard BS 1006 1990: part UK-LC. Specially designed equipment ensures the outer side of the article to be tested is subject to circular rubbing at a constant pressure and speed, with a weight applied to ensure close contact. A clean white pad of wet or dry fabric is used to rub against the leather and after the physical test both materials are carefully scrutinised by a trained colour expert. Any colour transfer is assessed using a UKAS accredited â…

By admin | Nov 7th, 2013
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