We perform leather testing on a wide range of materials, products, product lines, and prototype creations.
Leathergoods, including clothing, belts, as well as small goods, are not only high-value items but are also highly variable in terms of species, types of leather, dyeing/color, chemicals employed in finishing and microbiological activity. Intertek has unparalleled expertise in identifying the species and the chemicals used in dyeing and finishing, ensuring that the products meet your quality requirements and the requirements of regions you market to such as GB Testing for entering China and more. Our laboratories have the capabilities to validate professional leather clean labels and cannot only reveal any deficiencies but also can suggest remedial measures.
1.hemicals in Leather
Chromium (VI), certain azo colorants, formaldehyde, and pentachlorophenol are harmful substances which may be found in leather. Intertek possesses high technology analytical equipment to determine low levels of these chemicals, which can cause health problems to consumers and/or pollute the environment.
2.Handbags and Small Luggage
The strength of strap fastenings is an important consideration in the quality assessment of handbags and luggage. Intertek is able to carry out all strength tests utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to assess the risk of strap failures, whether at fastenings (e.g., buckles) or where the strap is attached to the body of the item itself.