BLC is now able to offer wear and release testing of nickel according to BSEN 1811 and BSEN 12472. The tests are UKAS accredited to ISO 17025. This new facility is part of a continuous expansion of testing capability in the area of leather and leather product testing at BLC. These tests are critical in ensuring that products which are intended to come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin conform to the European legislative requirement for nickel release. This legislation, which covers all products, is particularly relevant to metallic components in items such as watchstraps and jewellery. BLC nickel testing is available at a competitive rate, with a turn-around-time of less than 10 days.

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