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6 MONTHS TO GO! CHROMIUM VI IN LEATHER PRODUCTS – CHANGING LEGISLATION

  The amendment, which comes into force in May 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%) of Chromium VI from BEING PLACED ON THE MARKET. Around 80% of the world’s leather production is tanned with Chromium salts which enable the finished leather to be supple and pliable and suitable to a range of end use products. During leather tanning Chromi…

By admin | Dec 5th, 2014
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DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE TESTING NOW AVAILABLE AT THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

  What is Dimethylformamide (DMF)? Dimethylformamide is an organic compound used as an industrial solvent and in the production of fibres, films and surface coatings. This colourless liquid is miscible with water and the majority of organic liquids. Dimethylformamide is odourless whereas technical grade or degraded sample residues in finished products often have a fishy smell. Where is Dimethylformamide found? Legislation Substances of Very High Concern In Dec 2012 DM…

By admin | Nov 27th, 2014
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IDENTIFYING CRYSTAL GLASS

  Test 1 - Combined Lead and Crystal compliance test – Quick Qualitative test The item will first be submitted for lead testing, if it contains less than 500ppm of lead, the test will end there as the item is compliant with the Lead Reach Regulations and therefore the customer will only pay the price of a Lead test, however if the item fails the lead test then it will be tested further automatically to determine if it is crystal glass, this test will state if the item is crystal gl…

By admin | Oct 10th, 2014
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NEW UPDATED EDITABLE TEST APPLICATION FORMS NOW AVAILABLE FROM THE ANALYTICAL LABORATORY

     Click on the image above and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium test application form if you require any of the following tests: Nickel release, our UNIQUE Crystal Glass test, Lead content or Cadmium content testing, unique quick tests, full tests and combined tests are available (Make sure to pick the relevant standard which is applicable to the market place where the item is to be sold). CHEMICAL TEST APPLICATION FORM Click on the image above and fill in the P…

By admin | Aug 7th, 2014
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