Footwear Screening Packages
Analytical testing, to determine if the use of banned or restricted substances have been used in the manufacturing process.
What is a screening package?
Screening packages are a variety of laboratory tests that are used to identify the exact materials used in a variety of products. As part of our footwear screening process, BVCPS screens each element of a footwear sample to test for substances that are banned or restricted at the country of sale.
The information derived from these tests can also be used to aid in the manufacturing process of future products. By ensuring products are manufactured without the use of hazadous or restricted materials, dramatically reduces the risk of products being recalled.
Why is screening important to retailers?
Over the years there has been a rise in Government bodies testing products at random for the use of banned or restricted substances. More often than not, the retailers selling the products have followed all of the necessary guidelines and the banned substances have been introduced without their knowledge.
The screening packages not only protect the end user, they protect the retailer against purchasing and retailing products that are not deemed fit for their consumer.
In 2017 alone there has been a large number of cases publicised in the news and on social sites where retailers have had to recall products. The negative impact on a retailer or brand caused by recalls can be devastating.
What types of chemicals are identified with our screening?
We can identify and validate the traceability of the following chemicals:
Azo Dyes, Lead, Cadmium, Nickel, Chomium VI, DMFu, Formaldehyde, PAHs, SCCP, PCP TeCP,
What types of materials can be screened?
We can screen all materials used in footwear manufacturing, the more popular ones include:
Coatings (milky coating, waterproof finishing), Natural fibres and materials, Synthetic or blended fibres, Artificial leather with fibre backing, Prints, Plastics, Metal, Glass, Foams, Natural leather, Bonded Leather (LEFA), Adhesives/Glues.
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