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Chromium VI Solutions

Avoid costly recalls by ensuring your leather and leather products are free from chromium VI with SGS.

Hexavalent chromium, or chromium VI, can be formed inadvertently as an unwanted by-product during leather tanning and leather product manufacturing, storage and shipment. It is corrosive to skin and a known carcinogen, with many countries prohibiting it. Failure to protect your supply chain can result in wasted production, additional storage and transport costs, product recalls, brand damage and rejection by consumers.

Take control with SGS chromium VI solutions

Our comprehensive suite of chromium VI solutions helps you tackle chromium VI challenges along the complete supply chain, ensuring optimal product safety and compliance with legal and customer requirements.

Services include:

  • Chromium VI prevention awareness training

    Ensures brands, retailers and suppliers understand not only how chromium VI is formed but also prevention solutions and the legal requirements

  • On-site chromium VI prevention assessment

    Evaluates where chromium VI can form in tanneries and leather goods production sites (footwear, garments, etc.) to enable appropriate remedial actions

  • Chromium VI testing

    Routine testing of leather and leather containing products (from components to final products) and accelerated ageing chromium VI testing to assess the likelihood of chromium VI formation during storage and transportation

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Why choose SGS?

We are recognized as the benchmark for quality and integrity in the global leather and leather product industry, providing a single source for tailored consumer goods services, consulting solutions, training and technical support. Wherever you operate in the world, our experts are ready with chromium VI solutions that protect your business, clients and end consumers by reducing risk and improving efficiency and quality.

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