Nov 15, ISO (E). IULTCS/IUC (E). PDF disclaimer. This PDF file may contain embedded typefaces. In accordance with Adobe’s. Feb 28, An updated version of BS EN ISO , the internationally recognised method for the analysis of chrome VI in leather, is due to be published. The international test method to determine the chromium VI content in leathers is EN ISO This method has a limit of detection of 3mg/kg, which is the.

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Allergic reactions to chromium VI can often be severe, leading to prolonged complications with the skin. The formation of chromium VI can be slow, which means that the reaction can occur during storage after the final article has been produced.

Chromium VI test method updated

The method states that if a leather sample is tested to both and and there is a difference in the results, the result from ion chromatography should be considered as the reference. These precipitates would, in effect, remove the chromium VI from the water-based solution and give an artificially low final result. Due to the way leather is processed in batches with each animal skin being slightly different and the complex chemistry involved with chromium VI formation, testing is the only certain way of demonstrating compliance.

What Is Ion Chromatography? However, the concerns with this dangerous substance sparked its inclusion on restricted substances lists and resulted in the European legislation. The cartridges are packed with a sorbent which is activated by a pre-treatment with methanol and water.

Nine key points have been developed to avoid chromium VI formation during the leathermaking process and to create a leather matrix, to minimise the generation of chromium VI during storage and use: Chromium VI is a dermatological irritant, and 71075 to a small amount of it can trigger an immune response, causing sensitisation of the skin.

We will be keeping an eye on this at BLC and will keep our members informed. The leather is cut into small pieces and placed in a phosphate buffer at pH 7. Another danger to health is through ingestion, but this is predominantly a risk in chromium-tanned footwear intended for children under three years of age, as it is an instinctive behaviour for infants to place items in their mouths.


The leather is cut in to small pieces and placed in a phosphate buffer at pH 7. This reaction could theoretically occur during leather processing after tanning, during storage or after the product reached the consumer, although as chromium-tanned leather is an acidic material, the likelihood of conversion to chromium VI in finished leather is 1705. These salts contain chromium in its trivalent state chromium III.

There are two primary methods for chrome VI ageing — the use of heat and UV. Contact Eurofins BLC to discuss your enquiry with friendly and helpful experts and to get a quotation.

GB Another less commonly known use for chromium is as the green pigment within tattoo inks. The extraction solution is referred to as a ‘buffer’ solution, because it resists a change in pH when small quantities of acid or alkali are added. In the 177075 method, the pH of this extraction solution is crucial in order to avoid artificially promoting the conversion of chromium III to chromium VI, or instigating the formation of chromium VI precipitates.

Please email chemistry satra. The updates will see the method being split into 2 parts; part 1 being the colorimetric method technically unchanged from the current version of the method and part 2 using a new technique — Ion Chromatography.

It is considered the reference method if both parts of the method are tested and the results differ although results from inter-laboratory trials did show a good correlation between the two methods. This website uses cookies. Eurofins BLC and Applied By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies. SATRA offers a wide range of unique member services and products designed to enhance technical knowledge and help improve profitability and global sales.

Technical links The chemical testing of leather. This is a separation technique where a liquid is passed through a column packed with a stationary phase and onto the detector — a direct detection technique for chromium VI at nm. It is likely that leather articles or articles containing leather may not contain chromium VI directly after production.


The medical term for this io of skin irritation is ‘chromium allergic dermatitis’.

Chromium VI test method updated

This is a very important parameter for tanneries, brand owners and retailers — both from a general product safety perspective and in terms of legal compliance. How can we help? After the liquid has passed through the packed column, the substances dissolved in the liquid reach the detector at different times. New bill proposed for These ageing methods are designed to assess the propensity for chrome VI isi form in leather. See some of our staff in their festive woolies in aid of the Save the Children charity.

UK footwear brand Hotter In order to give you the best experience, our website uses cookies. Chromium VI test method updated Explaining changes to this key assessment. After the extraction, it is common for the extracted buffer solution to be coloured, isoo some dyes can easily be washed out of the leather test specimen. Trivalent chromium is a vital trace element within the human diet — specifically for the insulin hormone which requires chromium to work properly.

As a result, the mixture is separated into substances which appear as separate peaks on the HPLC chromatogram. Chromium sulphate salts are commonly used as tanning agents for leathers articles used in footwear uppers, handbags, belts and upholstery. Where did you first hear about Eurofins BLC? Step 3 Tell us how we can contact you. Since 1st Mayan EU regulation to restrict chromium VI in all leathers articles and articles containing leather parts in contact with the skin has been in force.

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