After the launch of a series of household and apparel testing services, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab recently releases footwear testing, providing comprehensive shoe product inspection solutions according to customer’s needs and in compliance with international and local regulations. With a professional analysis team and advanced instruments, the most accurate testing results can be obtained within the shortest timeframe possible. A wide range of footwear can be tested at Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab, including boots, shoes, sandals, indoor footwear, socks, sports footwear as well as footwear materials and components. Despite there are many types of footwear, all need to be practical, comfortable and durable. This makes it necessary to conduct relevant research and testing on footwear so as to ensure its quality and safety. In general, a complete footwear testing project should cover the following aspects: Chemical testing With this step, perchlorooctane sulfonic acid, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, tetrachlorophenol, heavy metals, hexavalent chromium, azo, phenol, pH, dimethyl fumarate, nickel release are tested and analyzed. Whole shoe testing With this step, zigzag, parts pull-out strength, sole peel strength, and outsole skid are also tested and analyzed. Inner testing Color fastness to rubbing, color fastness to perspiration, and martindale wear resistance also need to be tested and analyzed. Upper testing With this step, coating adhesion, tortuosity and tear are tested and analyzed. Sole testing With this step, zigzag, non-slip test, and wear-resistant soles are tested and analyzed. Footwear attachment testing With this step, peel strength and slip resistance are investigated. Harmful chemical substance testing Harmful chemical substances such as volatile organic compounds (VOC), chrome VI, formaldehyde, and banned azo dyes should be tested to make sure they do not exist in shoes. In addition, many other items such as material testing, microbial testing, environmental safety testing are also carried out in a complete footwear testing. According to the specific needs of customers, the inspection services are conducted in accordance with CPSIA (the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act), REACH and other requirements to verify if products meet global requirements and standards. Globally respected as a trust-worthy provider of various analytical testing services, Alfa Chemistry Testing Lab is fully devoted to the long-term development of the analytical testing industry, offering a rich and extensive testing range, covering various industries and fields. The laboratory staff are very familiar with all the important international standards and guidelines including ISO, GOST, TQSA, USDA, FDA, FOSFA, GAFTA, IFT, AOCS and SAL. With invaluable expertise and the state-of-the-art facilities, the technical team can meet the needs of different customers by using advanced analytical equipment and technology.

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