Leather testing and consultancy body Eurofins BLC has said it is actively seeking business partners to help with the commercial implementation of the leather traceability system it has developed alongside Applied DNA Sciences.
This project was launched in 2016, when the two parties signed a research agreement to develop the traceability platform. In May 2018, they claimed success for the project, saying it had scope to be implemented across the entire leather supply chain. They are now working together to do so on a commercial scale.
The system works through the application of artificial DNA markers at important stages of the supply chain. They are said to be capable of surviving the conditions that are encountered during the tanning process.
Eurofins BLC has urged potential commercial partners, including brands, retailers and leather manufacturers, who are keen to implement DNA tracking to make contact.