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BLC has recently received a Certificate of Excellence from the Institute for Interlaboratory Studies (iis) based in the Netherlands, for the proficiency test PFOA / PFOS for Textile (pt: iis17A05).

Perfluorooctane Sulphonate (PFOS) has been classified as persistent, bio-accumulative and toxic (PBT) and, as a result, has been restricted under Annex XVII of REACH. PFOS is a highly toxic substance that is very mobile in the environment and often referred to as a global pollutant.

BLC tested the textile using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), which is an analytical chemistry technique that can be applied to the testing of a wide variety of leather and textile products, including footwear, upholstery, leathergoods, garments and apparel, jewellery and accessories.

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PFOA PFOS Test in Textile

Leather and Textile PFOA / PFOS Testing to 1µg/m2

BLC can test products in all the above categories for PFOA / PFOS in leather and textile to an accuracy of 1µg/m2. This enables BLC to identify even the most minute quantities of PFOA/PFOS that could be present. Using these results, BLC can help your business to comply with chemical and product safety legislation.

BLC can test the following types of leather and textile products to 1µg/m2 for PFOA / PFOS:

  • Footwear
  • Clothing
  • Bags and luggage
  • Leathergoods
  • Jewellery
  • Upholstery

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An Assurance of Quality

By taking part in regular proficiency tests, BLC ensures its testing practices are some of the most accurate in the industry. This provides BLC customers with peace of mind, demonstrating that BLC testing services are highly accurate and performed in accordance with UK, European and international standards.

BLC holds accreditations from UKAS, CPSC and ILAC, so you can trust BLC to deliver some of the most accurate test results in the industry.


Contact BLC

If you require product testing services or need support with legislation, contact BLC Chemical Testing today via or call our friendly experts on +44 (0)1604 679999.

BLC Rated ‘Excellent’ for PFOA / PFOS Testing in Textiles