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Chrome VI in leather is a topical area for brands, retailers and manufacturers. Recently, there have been several changes and updates to chrome VI testing methods which will need to be managed by your organisation.

In light of this, BLC are holding a free Understanding Chromium (Chrome) VI in Leather Workshop for Members on 5th September 2018 to ensure the most appropriate chrome VI tests are being carried out.


Key Topics in the Understanding Chromium (Chrome) VI in Leather Workshop

  • How chrome VI is formed
  • Minimising the risk of chrome VI formation
  • Regulatory status
  • Understanding the differences in chrome VI testing methods (17075-1 and 17075-2)
  • Standard testing vs. ageing method


Sessions for the Chrome VI workshop on 5th September 2018

  • Morning – 10:30-12:30 (FULL)
  • Afternoon – 13:30-16:00


Book Your Place Now

To attend this free Understanding Chrome VI in Leather workshop for BLC members only, send the names and email addresses of delegates to

BLC expect this event will be highly popular, therefore your organisation can register a maximum of 3 delegates.

For more information on this Understanding Chromium in Leather Workshop, visit the course home page on the BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. website.


Why Carry Out Chrome VI Testing?

Chrome VI is recognized as a human carcinogen when it is inhaled. Chronic inhalation of chrome VI has been shown to increase risk of lung cancer and may also damage the small capillaries in kidneys and intestines. Therefore, legislation on chrome VI exists which states that leather articles cannot contain 3 mg/kg or more of chromium VI by weight of the total dry weight of that leather part. Meaning all such articles that come into contact with the skin are within the scope. BLC can help your organisation by providing different chrome VI testing services.


Managing Risks: Chrome VI in Leather

BLC can help your organisation minimise the risk of chrome VI in your supply chain by providing chrome VI testing services and legislative support.

BLC have a number of chrome VI toolkits, guides, reports and information documents to help Members manage chemical risk as well as the above free workshop.

View the full range of BLC Membership Benefits on the BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd. website.


If your business requires support with chrome VI testing and legislative compliance contact BLC today via or telephone us on +44 (0)1604 679999.

New Understanding Chromium (Chrome) VI in Leather Workshop