Chemical and Physical tests | GSC Group

Chemical and Physical tests

Chemical and Physical tests at the customer’s service

GSC Group has a laboratory with state-of-the-art instrumentation (over 500 square metres), capable of performing accurate and precise chemical/physical tests to ensure the consistency and quality of our products and their correct application on leather.

Through strict protocols, quality equipment and specialised laboratory staff, we carry out tests and trials for our customers, to guarantee speed of response, reliability and service.

Our laboratory can carry out more than 100 different tests. The most popular ones in service to our customers are:

Physical laboratory at the service of the customer


The most requested are:

  • Flammability Test
  • Colour fastness to rubbing
  • Finish Adhesion Resistance
  • Flexing endurance
  • Cold Crack Resistance of Finish
  • Tear Test Single and Double Edge / Tear Strength
  • Martindale Abrasion Resistance
  • Fogging
  • Abrasion Taber Test
  • Penetrometer Impermeability Resistance / Permeability test
  • Gakushin

… and many more tests upon request.

Chemical laboratory on leather at the service of the customer


The most requested are:

  • Aldehydes content on leather, tanning baths and products
  • Total and hexavalent Chromium on leather
  • Biocidal products content
  • Characterisation of extractable substances in solvent
  • VOC content (leather and products)
  • Fatty acids characterisation
  • Thermogravimetric analysis (leather and products)
  • pH analysis

… and many more tests upon request.

Chemical laboratory on products at the service of the customer


The most requested are:

  • Differential scanning calorimetry analysis
  • Particle size characterisation
  • Turbiscan analysis (stability of products)
  • Rheological studies on products
  • Analisi all’infrarosso (FT-IR) – Infrared spectroscopy analysis (FT-IR)
  • COD and TKN analysis on water

… and many more tests upon request.

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