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Chemical testing of the main components in footwear - legal requirements Germany and EU

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Chemical testing of the main components in footwear - legal requirements Germany and EU

As a manufacturer, importer or distributor of footwear of all kind, take advantage of our comprehensive chemical tests. This way, you demonstrate that your products meet the standards of your customers and conform to the legal requirements. We offer three packages for the chemical testing of footwear.

Content of the test

What is the content of the test?

Package 1 - Legal requirements Germany/EU

Testing of main components for banned azo dyes (including p-Aminoazobenzene), pentachlorophenol (PCP), chromium VI, cadmium, lead, allergenic disperse dyes, nickel  (DIN EN 1811) in metal parts with skin contact, smell, dimethyl fumarate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH),  short-chain chlorinated paraffins (C10 – C13) and lead.

The prices below refer to the testing of a model or the raw materials of a model. Testing is normally done on composite samples.

Retesting of individual materials of composite samples that show irregularities is included in the package price (with the exception of nickel and lead).

 

Package 2 - Legal requirements Germany/EU

Testing of all materials for banned azo dyes (including p-Aminoazobenzene), pentachlorophenol (PCP), chromium VI, cadmium, lead, allergenic disperse dyes, nickel  (DIN EN 1811) in metal parts with skin contact, smell, dimethyl fumarate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH),  short-chain chlorinated paraffins (C10 – C13) and lead.

The prices below refer to the testing of a model or the raw materials of a model. Testing is normally done on composite samples.

Retesting of individual materials of composite samples that show irregularities is included in the package price (with the exception of nickel and lead).

 

Package 3 - Legal requirements Germany/EU and additional hazardous substances of public interest

Testing of all materials for banned azo dyes (including p-Aminoazobenzene), trichlorophenol, tetrachlorophenol, pentachlorophenol (TriCP, TeCP, PCP), chromium VI, cadmium, lead, allergenic disperse dyes and carcinogenic dyes, nickel in metal parts with skin contact, short-chain chlorinated paraffins (C10 – C13), smell, dimethyl fumarate, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), organotin compounds (MBT/DBT/TBT), formaldehyde and phthalates.

The prices below refer to the testing of a model or the raw materials of a model. Testing is normally done on composite samples.

Retesting of individual materials of composite samples that show irregularities is included in the package price.

Components

Which components can be chemically tested?
  • Package 1:
    Main components for material-specific, relevant hazardous substances
  • Package 2:
    All materials with a weight of > 1 gram/pair for material-specific, relevant hazardous substances
  • Package 3:
    All materials with a weight of > 1 gram/pair for material-specific, relevant hazardous substances of public interest

Limit values

Which limit values must be observed?

Applicable/mandatory limit values (01/2018) for footwear for adults according to CADS (Cooperation at DSI).

Package 1 and 2:

Banned azo dyes (including p-Aminoazobenzene): 20 mg/kg per amine,

pentachlorophenol (PCP): 1 mg/kg, chromium VI: 3 mg/kg, cadmium/lead: 100/90 mg/kg,

allergenic disperse dyes: 50 mg/kg per dye, nickel (DIN EN 1811) in metal parts with skin contact: 0.28 µcm²/week, smell 2-3, dimethyl fumarate: 0.1 mg/kg, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons  (PAH); REACH-PAH: 0.5 mg/kg each, naphthalene: 10 mg/kg; EPA (others): 10 mg/kg total, short-chain chlorinated paraffins (C10 – C13): 500 mg/kg

Package 3:

Banned azo dyes (including p-Aminoazobenzene): 20 mg/kg per amine, tetrachlorophenol, trichlorophenol, pentachlorophenol (TeCP, TriCP, PCP); TriCP:  2mg/kg per isomer, TeCP: 1 mg/kg per isomer; PCP: 1 mg/kg, chromium VI; 3 mg/kg, formaldehyde: 75 mg/kg; cadmium/lead: 100/90 mg/kg, allergenic disperse dyes: 50 mg/kg per dye, nickel (DIN EN 1811) in metal parts with skin contact: 0.28 µcm²/week, smell: 2-3, dimethyl fumarate: 0.1 mg/kg, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons  (PAH); REACH-PAH: 0.5 mg/kg each, naphthalene: 10 mg/kg; EPA (others): 10 mg/kg total, organotin compounds (TBT/TPhT/TBTO): 1 mg/kg each, MOT/MBT/DBTC/DBT/DOT: 5 mg/kg each, phthalates (DEHP; BBP; DBP, DIBP, DIDP, DINP, DNOP, BMEP, DHP, DHNUP, DIHP, DPP, DIPP, PIPP): 500 mg/kg each, 2-Phenyl-2-propanol: 10 mg/kg, acetophenone: 10 mg/kg

Product examples

Product examples for the chemical testing of footwear
  • synthetic shoes / leather shoes
  • slippers / mules
  • rubber boots / clogs

Download Area

PDF Flyer Softlines Schuhe und Lederwaren.pdf 785 kB download
PDF Flyer Schuhe Lederwaren DE 2018-04-06 HIGHRES.PDF 3 MB download
PDF Flyer Schuhe Lederwaren EN 2018-04-06 HIGHRES.PDF 3 MB download

Test process

  1. Place order in the online shop

    Configure your desired individual chemical test in the TÜV Rheinland business client online shop and send us your purchase order.

  2. Arrival of the test sample

    Please note that you must send the number of test samples/material samples required for testing to TÜV Rheinland at your own cost. For the exact location, please refer to the accompanying note for the test sample.
    Please enclose the accompanying note for the test sample (attachment of your order confirmation) with your test sample shipment or, for large shipments, attach it on the outside of the outer packaging. This allows us to quickly and easily match your sample with your order. Receipt and registration of the test sample happens at the respective laboratory site. The same applies for the weighing of the materials to be tested, which is based on the amount of the sample required for the test (material sample collection).

  3. Test Execution Phase

    The chemical testing of the material samples is performed in our DIN EN ISO 17025 accredited laboratories according to legal and standard market requirements. The chemical testing inevitably destroys the samples, and they cannot be reused. 

  4. Test Result Report Delivery

    Analysis of the measurement results and documentation of the results in a test report.

Test Details

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    Estimated test duration:

    7 business days (Monday - Friday) after receipt of sample and order confirmation
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    Required sample size:

    1 pair minimum

Required sample details

  • Footwear for adults/kids
    Is the footwear to be tested footwear for adults or for kids?
     
  • Test package
    We offer three test packages with different services. Please select one of the three packages.
     
  • Category
    Please select from the following categories: synthetic shoes / leather shoes, slippers / mules, rubber boots / clogs
     
  • Quantity
    The quantity of models to be tested
     
  • Composite sample
    As a general rule, composite samples are prepared to shorten the processing times. A composite sample consists of up to three individual materials in one sample, which are combined in equal parts and are subjected together to a specific chemical test. The number of samples mixed depends on the requirements.
     
  • Retests
    Preparing composite samples generally bears the risk that the result of the composite sample may show deviations, suggesting that at least one of the individual materials does not comply with the legal or standard market limits. To determine which of the materials within a composite sample had caused the deviation, all materials of the composite sample must be individually retested. This leads to additional costs which are the responsibility of the client.
     
  • Language of test report
    In which language should the test report be issued?