Chromium (VI) in Leather, Footwear and Leather Products

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Chromium (VI) in leather, footwear and leather products

The growing global demand for leather products has been accompanied by the implementation of strict regulations in major markets around the world intended to help protect consumers against potentially dangerous chemicals.

As greater awareness regarding the potential toxicity of exposure to chromium (VI) increases, leather manufacturers and producers will find that comprehensive testing and quality assurance measures to reduce the risk of chromium (VI) contamination can ease market access and increase acceptance of their products by consumers. 


Key topics covered: 

  • Get an overview of how leather products become contaminated with Chromium (VI).

  • Find out what are the regulations related to Chromium (VI).

  • Gain insights to how you can avoid Chromium (VI) formation to ensure product safety.


About the speaker

Dr. Benedikt Hendan

Dr. Benedikt Hendan
Product Specialist Chemical and Softlines Testing, Technical Competence Centre (TCC)

Dr Benedikt Hendan is responsible for supporting TÜV SÜD’s sales, lab and certification teams with his expertise in chemical safety and softlines testing. Daily, he provides information and training on legal regulation, standards and testing methods. 

He is member of ISO, CEN and DIN committees for standardization of chemical testing on textiles, leather and footwear and for safety of children’s clothing. Furthermore, he is the representative of TÜV SÜD in several working groups of cads cooperation and other associations.

Benedikt holds a Doctor of Natural Sciences degree in Chemistry from the University of Paderborn, Germany.


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