LASRA provides an extensive testing service for the leather industry. We provide chemical testing of hides at various stages of processing in accordance with the industries standard methods. Analytical results can be coupled with advice on standard of processing or quality of product, or used to explain quality failures or production problems. In addition to analytical testing, we are a leading authority on the evaluation and analysis of bactericides/fungicides on raw stock, pickled and wet tanned hides or skins. Our team of leather experts and analysts can solve problems related to leather processing, such as, colour irregularity, unhairing, and physical weakness.
Chemical Testing of Process Leathers
A typical suite of tests we conduct on cured hides are;
- Ash on Dry Weight
- Salt Saturation
- Free Acid (Expressed as Boric acid)
- Dichlorophen (Biocide)
A typical suite of tests we conduct on pickled pelts are:
- Salt Concentration
- Expressed Acid
- Total Protein
- Soluble Protein
- Shrinkage Temperature
A typical suite of tests we conduct on wet blue leathers are;
- Free Fatty Acids
- Aqueous pH
- Surface pH
- Leachable chromium
- TCMTB (Biocide)
Physical Testing of Process Leathers
LASRA can preform a range of international recognized physical performance, strength and durability testing. Contact Peter Roy for more information.
Microbiological Testing of Process Leathers
In addition to analytical testing, we are a leading authority on the evaluation and analysis of bactericides/fungicides on raw stock, pickled and wet tanned hides or skins. If your product needs evaluating for resistance to bacteria or protection against mould, LASRA tests are among the most reliable around. If you have a biocide product you’d like evaluating, LASRA supplies the testing needed for companies to get their products into the marketplace.
- 90 day tropical chamber fungicide trial
- 180 day tropical chamber fungicide trial
• Chromium VI, ISO 17075:2007
• Formaldehyde, ISO 17226-2:2008
• Azo dyes
• Regulated Phthalates
If you’re interested in a test not listed here, just contact us because it’s likely we can provide for your need.