Shoes and Leather Products

Comfort Guaranteed

Quality and comfort are important factors your customers consider when they purchase leather clothing and shoes. On top of that, they also expect that your company provide toxin-free goods. We carry out chemical audits and quality checks according to national and international norms. Our tests include whether the material is colorfast, rub-proof, and shower proof. We also check the soles of shoes for their durability – ensuring that your customers are best protected against wet feet, even in the worst of weather.

Benefits at a Glance

An internationally recognized test mark from TÜV Rheinland helps you:

  • Improve your market position with tested products
  • Document implementation of legal requirements via an independent institute
  • Communicate your high standard of quality
  • Boost your customers’ confidence in your products
  • Improve confidence in the quality and safety of your products

An Overview of our Services

Analysis of Toxins

  • Azo dyes and coloring agents
  • Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
  • Chrome VI
  • Cadmium
  • Nickel
  • Allergenic dyes or colorants
  • Heavy metals
  • Pesticides
  • Plasticizers
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, PAH
  • Antimonies
  • Organotin chemistry, Tributyltin hydride

Physical Audits and Serviceability

  • Slip resistance
  • Fit tested
  • Insulation against cold
  • Water vapour permeability
  • Waterproof
  • Hazardous substances

Inspection

  • AQL - Acceptable Quality Level
  • PPC - Pre Producing Check
  • IPC - Initial Production Check
  • Du Pro - During Production
  • FRI - Final Random Inspection

Following successful audit of your products, you will receive an audit report and certificate.

Statutory Basis and Other Audit Specifications

  • Auditing and evaluation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, PAH guidelines
  • Consumer Goods Ordinance
  • German Food and Feed Code (LFGB)
  • Regulation (EC) 1907/2006, Annex XVII
  • Specification of the EU directive 2002/61/EC

Product Tests for the following Leather Goods

  • Shoes
  • Leather clothing
  • Leather accessories such as belts and gloves

Capabilities list

Our Capabilities list for chemical and physical tests on textiles, garment and consumer goods.


Pollutants information

Our brochure "Regulations for toxic substances in textiles and leather products" (01/2013) contains detailed information on current regulations. The brochure is available in English and German.


3D-Footscan Analysis

With our 3 D analysis an exact image of the shoe inside or the complete shoe size is provided within a few minutes by means of laser scanning method. A specialized software

compares in real time the images with 80 000 3D-measured feet that were available at the time in the database. The second step is a virtual shoe fitting. The system considers body size and body weight simulating the changed behavior of the shoe inside when the feet are put under pressure.

The virtual fitting is your fitting result

The result then is whether the size as indicated by the manufacturer on the shoe or the complete shoe size was correct and how many percent of the measured feet in the database which is continually growing will fit in the shoe. In addition, the database will give valuable information on the shoe width.

Further options

  • Production monitoring
  • Type comparison