On-demand webinar: Managing Chromium VI in footwear and leather products

Reducing contamination risks for environmental safety

Reducing contamination risks for environmental safety

Chromium (VI), also known as Hexavalent Chromium can be formed in leather through the oxidation of Chromium (III) compounds that occur within or after the tanning process from inadequate chemical treatment during finishing or due to environmental conditions. Aside from the impact of Chromium (VI) on people and the environment, businesses are also directly affected. Chromium (VI), testing can prevent unsafe products from reaching the market. By testing your products, you can maintain your competitive edge and avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance including harm to consumers, costly product recalls, potential litigation, and the associated negative publicity.

Our on-demand webinar will provide an overview of Chromium (VI), how to reduce chromium VI contamination, legal restrictions on chromium (VI) also recommendations on avoiding chromium (VI). Hear from our expert to gain valuable insights about how to manage Chromium VI in footwear and leather products.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Get a clear understanding of Chromium VI
  • Learn how leather become contaminated with chromium VI
  • Gain insight on how to reduce chromium VI contamination in leather goods



  • Introduction to Chromium (VI)
  • Legal restrictions on Chromium (VI)
  • How does leather become contaminated with Chromium (VI)?
  • Recommendations on avoiding Chromium (VI) formation
  • Reducing Chromium (VI) contamination in leather goods
  • Q & A session




Senior Product Specialist Chemical and Softlines Testing, TÜV SÜD Product Service Division

Dr. Benedikt Hendan is Responsible for supporting sales, laboratories and certification units with regard to chemical and softlines testing and provides information and trainings on legal regulation, standards and test methods. Dr. Benedikt Hendan is also a member of ISO, CEN and DIN committees for standardisation of chemical testing on textiles, leather and footwear and for safety of children’s clothing.

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