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Technical articles and information for footwear and leather industries.

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Corrosion resistance of metals

Considering why metallic items deteriorate and how their resistance to corrosion can be assessed.
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Implications of the RoHS 2 Directive

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How producers and suppliers of consumer goods that include electronics are affected.

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Testing of seating for the European market

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How seating can be assessed for strength, stability and ergonomics.

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Testing of seating for product development

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Seating testing data can help improve design and manufacturing techniques and provide evidence of due diligence.

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Hardness testing of sofa cushions

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Investigating test procedures used to assess the hardness and durability of these furniture products.

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Protective gloves against ionising radiation and contamination

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Considering the testing and accreditation of these specialist items of PPE.

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Safety standards for motorcyclists’ protective gloves

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Exploring the 2015 revision of EN 13594.

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Testing luggage

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Ensuring that luggage will survive the demands of modern travel.

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Personal protective equipment for field hockey

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How the effectiveness of PPE for field hockey should be assessed.

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