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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.

31 Kingsland Grange, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4RW, Cheshire, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1925 854 360 Fax: +44 (0)1925 851 654
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What types of chemicals are identified with our screening?

We can identify and validate the traceability of the following chemicals:

Azo Dyes, Lead, Cadmium (heavy metals) Nickel, Chomium VI, DMFu,
Formaldehyde, PAHs, SCCP, PCP, TeCP (Chlorophenols) as an example

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.

Examples of materials for testing Azo Dyes & APEOs
Printed or dyed fabrics

Chromium VI, SCCP, PCP & TeCP Phthalates & PAHs
Leather products Soft plastics and rubber

Lead, Cadmium and Nickel Formaldehyde DMFu
Plastic and metal attachments Glues and adhesives Packaging

Global Footwear Testing Capability

As well as screening packages, BVCPS offer full testing packages on footwear products. With 15
dedicated footwear labs located in the major sourcing regions around the world, our quality assurance
and compliance solutions are vital in helping our customers enhance product quality and
concept-to-consumer journeys. 

Bureau Veritas provides a wide range of innovative solutions for companies looking to protect their
brand, manage risk and save cost. We help our clients improve their regulatory compliance, the quality
of their products and the efficiency of their supply chain.

Bureau Veritas CPS footwear testing capable laboratories

• Finished Product & Raw Material Testing (Analytica.l + Performance Testing)
• Finished Product & Raw Material Testing (Analytical Testing)

Americas Europe China South Asia South East Asia

• Mexico - Mexico City • Germany - Hamburg, • China - Hong Kong, • Bangladesh - Dhaka • Indonesia - Jakarta
• New York -Buffalo Schwerin PanYu, Quanzhou, • India - Bangalore, India Pusat
Shanghai, Wenzhou, • Pakistan - Lahore
• Italy -San Miniato Xiamen • Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
• Turkey - Istanbul City

• Singapore

If you would like to hear more about our screening packages or to enquire about any of
our other services, you can contact one of our experienced team on:

31 Kingsland Grange, Woolston, Warrington, WA1 4RW, Cheshire, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1925 854 360 Fax: +44 (0)1925 851 654
Email: [email protected]

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