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CHROMIUM VI REACH RESTRICTIONS IMMINENT

  Chromium VI is not used within the leather tanning process, but its presence may occur by oxidation of chromium III due to a variety of reasons. For example oxidation of chromium III can occur with extremely high pH or temperature or if chrome powder there is a possibility that it may contain chrome VI as an impurity. Chromium VI is currently under public consideration for inclusion in the REACH regulations whereby its presence in leather would be banned above a 3ppm limit of …

By admin | Jan 29th, 2013
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NEW EDITABLE TEST REQUEST FORMS AVAILABLE FROM THE LABORATORY

CHEMICAL TESTING FORM Click on the image below and fill in the Chemical Testing form if you require any of the following tests: Colourfastness, Formaldehyde, Azo Dye, Phthalates, PCP, Dimethyl Fumarate, PH, Fibre Composition, Leather Verification, Chromium VI or Organotins Testing. MELT & ASSAY SUBMISSION FORM Click on the image below and fill in melt & assay submission form if you require your scrap melted down or your item assayed to see its content. …

By admin | Jan 9th, 2013
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THE LABORATORY AT THE BIRMINGHAM ASSAY OFFICE TO SPONSOR THE GIFT OF THE YEAR FASHION JEWELLERY & ACCESSORIES CATEGORY

The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office is proud to sponsor the awards as The Lab carries out a comprehensive range of fashion jewellery, accessories, textiles, leathers and fabrics testing to help protect consumers and manufacturers, including nickel, cadmium, lead, colour fastness, azo, formaldehyde and fibre composition testing (to name just a few). To read more about the tests The Laboratory carries out make sure to visit http://www.thelaboratory.co.uk/accessories_textiles_le…

By admin | Jan 8th, 2013
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WHO SAID WORKING IN A LABORATORY WAS DULL ?

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By admin | Nov 15th, 2012
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