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Shoes and Leather Products Testing

Product testing of footwear and leather | TÜV Rheinland

Quality assurance with our testing services for shoes and leather goods

As an accredited testing institute and laboratory, we test your products for approximately 7000 chemicals used in processing shoes and leather goods. Our experts check for harmful substances and analyze the physical quality characteristics of your footwear and textile products.

We test according to national and international standards as well as specific market requirements. This not only gives you a decisive competitive advantage, but also reduces your liability risk thanks to your documented safety standards.

Thanks to our many years of experience, our experts know the challenges you face as a manufacturer on a daily basis and can provide you with optimum support.

Take advantage of our flexible range of services for testing and certifying your products!

Your advantages of our shoe and leather product tests

With our testing and certification of your shoes and leather products, you strengthen your confidence in the quality and safety of your products. Our neutral and internationally-recognized test mark demonstrates your compliance with legal regulations and voluntary requirements with regard to harmful substances and quality to provide consumers that extra security they need at the time of purchase.

Our testing services for your footwear and leather products

Product testing for shoes and leather products | TÜV Rheinland
We perform chemical and physical testing for footwear and leather products.

Chemical tests
Our tests are carried out according to customer-specific requirements as well as REACH, POP, Product Safety Directive, SVHC and DETOX.
Among other things, we test (more on this in the service specifications ):
Chromium VI, azo dyes, chlorophenols, cadmium, lead, nickel, PAH, phthalates and VOC emissions.

Physical tests
Our textile-physical quality tests include, among other things (more on this in the service specifications ):

  • Color fastness, fit testing, sole abrasion, permanent crease behavior
  • Shoe labeling

Our additional services
Additionally we offer you:

  • Certification e.g. with the "Tested for harmful substances" test mark
  • Creation of product-specific requirement profiles for your quality assurance
  • Creation of test scopes / test plans for your products
  • Examination of complaints
  • Processing of official cross-checks and drafting of expert opinions
  • Seminars and in-house trainings
  • Inspection

Test mark Vegan | TÜV Rheinland

Our vegan test mark

Many consumers are now increasingly interested in the development and production of products without the use of animal products, by-products or derivatives. Our recognized seal of approval neutrally and independently confirms your footwear and leather products have been processed and manufactured according to "vegan" guidelines.

Your reliable product testing partner for your footwear and leather goods

Our experienced experts offer a broad range of product-specific testing, from chemical, physical and fit testing, to a variety of inspections. We also have extensive experience with various international approval regulations and will assist you in successfully accessing markets around the world.

Want us to test and certify your footwear or leather products? Make an appointment with our experts today!

Further information for download

pdf Shoes and Leather Products Testing 624 KB Download
pdf Capabilities list 520 KB Download
pdf Regulations on harmful substances in textiles, clothing and leather products 3 MB Download
pdf TÜV Rheinland Information about new phthalates restriction - Amendment of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) Annex XVII entry 51 171 KB Download

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