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FOOTWEAR AND LEATHER GOODS

FOOTWEAR AND LEATHER GOODS Physical, chemical and functional testing

Business Challenge

Quality and comfort are important criterias for your customers demanding high quality products of long life. Your products not only have to meet the very high standards of quality, but also the numerous legal requirements. The aim is to maintain the brand image and to avoid complaints, considering ecological and social aspects. Manufacturers, retailers and importers must face the requirements of todays challenging marketplace.

The Solution

Bureau Veritas supports you with a worldwide network, know-how and international expertise – within your supply chain! We offer one-stop-shop services such as product testing, inspection and consulting. Our worldwide network of laboratories and the comprehensive presence of Bureau Veritas allows short processing times of your samples. We are testing women’s, men’s and children’s shoes made of leather and other materials, as well as many other leather products. In conjunction with the relevant legal requirements and the demands of the market Bureau Veritas offers a wide range of services ensuring the quality of your products. All around the world our experts, who are also represented in national and international standard committees, will develop an appropriate testing concept based on your specific needs.



OVERVIEW OF SERVICES

Testing for fitness for use (FFU), fitting and workmanship
•    Labeling of shoes (acc. to directive 94/11/EC and German Commodity Ordinance)
•    General labeling of consumer goods (acc. to directive 2001/95/EC and Product Safety Law)
•    Identificatin of genuine leather (acc. to RAL 060 A2)
•    Fitting test with models
•    Meassurement of inner length of shoes
•    Check of manufacturing/workmanship
•    General fitness for use testing
       -    Upper sole adhesion
       -    Abrasion resistance of outsole
       -    Flex resistance of outsole
       -    Flex resistance of upper material
       -    Color fastness of materials (leather / textile)
       -    Abrasion resistance of heel lining
       -    Tear strength of material (leather / textile)
       -    Pull-out strength of accessories
       -    Water resistance of ready made shoe
       -    Corrosion resistance of metal parts

Chemical analysis e.g. for:
•    Azo-dyes (EC 1907/2006) Annex XVII
•    Chromium VI (BGVO)
•    Nickel release (EC 1907/2006) Annex XVII
•    Dimethylfumarate (EC 1907/2006) Annex XVII
•    Chlorinated paraffins (EC 850/2004)
•    Cadmium (EC 1907/2006) Annex XVII
       and more



WHY BUREAU VERITAS?

Know-how:
Our highly qualified employees are always at the cutting edge of technology and undergo continuous training. The technical knowledge and high degree of availability of our teams on site are strengths that our customers have come to appreciate.

Accredited laboratories:
Our laboratories are accredited by organisations such as the French Committee for Accredi-tation (COFRAC), the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), the Deutsche Akkredi¬tierungsstelle (DAkkS) and others. Through its subsidiaries in Europe, Bureau Veritas is a member of IECEE for electrical and electronic products, IECEx for potential explosive atmospheres and IECQ for quality assessment for electronic components.

Global network:
Over 40,000 employees in more than 140 countries look after the interests of 370,000 customers world-wide from the most varied industries throughout a network of 900 offices and laboratories. Bureau Veritas ensuring that national guidelines and customs ordinances are complied with and your products can be freely traded.





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