About Eurofins | BLC

Eurofins | BLC is a leading footwear and material testing and technology centre with specialist expertise in sustainability. As the only laboratory dedicated to footwear, leather, chemical, and consumer product testing, Eurofins | BLC has the technical pedigree to ensure fast and accurate solutions to technical, management or environmental problems. Eurofins | BLC provide of risk management solutions for footwear and component material supply chains. Our technical experts advise and guide brands, retailers and manufacturers around the world to resolve commercial supply chain issues.

Our areas of expertise:
– Footwear Technology
– Leather Technology
– Sustainability in the Footwear Industry
– Analytical chemistry & forensic chemistry
– Chemical compliance & legislation

Our testing services include:
-Footwear Testing in line with CEN, ISO, TM standards on footwear.
– Footwear Fit Assessments with live models
-Chemical Testing covering leather, textile, hardware, plastics and whole footwear products
-Chrome VI testing and support
-Performance Testing
-Leather testing and Verification, species test and Leathermark use
-Fault diagnosis -Vegan Verification

Our Sustainability Services include:
– Risk-Mapped Footwear Supply Chain for Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
– Footwear Sustainability Impact calculations based on Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
-Disintegration & Biodegradability Testing
-DNA Tracking -Microplastics (Microfibre) Testing & Consulting
-EcoSure Certification -Microplastics (Microfibre) Testing & Consulting

Our Training includes:
-Understanding Footwear
-Understanding Leather
-Sustainability in the Apparel, Footwear & the Leather Industry
-Chemical Compliance & Product Safety -Sustainability -Understanding REACH
-Understanding MRSL -Mould Management

The BFA is run for and by our members – by becoming a partner you join a network of some of the foremost businesses within the UK footwear sector. Whatever business products or services you are marketing, BFA members are always keen to adopt that which enhances their business, makes their operations more efficient or increases their profits.

The BFA hold regular networking events and themed webinars, where we encourage partners to take the reins and showcase their businesses and services to our membership. We also enable partners to have an input in what we say to the Government and we ensure they receive Whitehall’s responses first-hand.

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