Footware and Leather Products

While styling and comfort are among the key attributes a consumer looks for in footwear, meeting standards of performance, durability and safety are also important. In addition, conforming to the increasing number of regulatory guidelines and laws is imperative.

HQTS-QAI offers expert guidance in conforming to industry, regulatory and a customer’s exacting standards, as well as compliance with USA, European and international directives, standards and testing requirements. For example, we test in accordance with AATCC, ASTM, REACH, ISO, SATRA, GB, and other related standards. This is in addition to our own exacting performance guidelines and testing methods for both footwear products.

Because reliable, high quality footwear has a significant impact on customer satisfaction and brand success, working with HQTS-QAI can help you avoid the issues that put your bottom line at risk.

Major physical testing items for footware

  • Adhesion strength test
  • Aging test
  • Flexing resistance test
  • Yellowing resistance test
  • Static waterproof test
  • Thread strength test
  • Color fastness to rubbing for lining
  • Abrasion resistance for outsole
  • Static slip test
  • Hardness test
  • Air permeability test
  • Water resistance by flexing
  • Other items

Major physical testing items for leather products

  • Color fastness to rubbing
  • Color fastness to washing
  • Color fastness to light
  • Color fastness to perspiration
  • Compression resistance for leather
  • Abrasion resistance for leather
  • Tearing strength
  • Tensile strength
  • Other items

Major chemical testing items

  • Formaldehyde content
  • Chromium (VI)
  • PH
  • AZO Dye
  • Pentachlorophenol
  • Teteach loraphenol
  • Trichloraphenol
  • Allergenous disperse dyes
  • Carcinogen disperse dyes
  • Phathalates
  • Total lead
  • Total cadmium
  • Perfluorrooctane sulfonates
  • Short-chain chlorinated paraffin
  • Dimethyl fumarate
  • Others (flame retardants, pesticides, etc.)


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    HQTS is pleased to announce we will exhibit at the China Commodity Fair, Moscow. We invite you to drop by and learn more about how HQTS can help you meet your quality assurance goals. You can find us at booth K28.

    China Commodity Fair is the annual national trade fair for Chinese quality consumer goods. Having been selected by the Government of People's Republic of China, exhibitors show their goods, new technologies and opportunities. The organisers of the fair have designed a heavy fringe prog … Continue reading “China Commodity Fair”


  • Canada Approved Children’s Jewellery Regulations (SOR/2018-82)

    On 2nd May 2018, Canada’s Department of Health has published SOR/2018-82 Children’s Jewelry Regulations, which shall repeal SOR/2016-168 Children’s Jewelry Regulations. All the proposed provisions have been approved, and shall come into force on 2 November 2018. The main updates in SOR/2018-82 include: Children’s jewelry shall not contain more than 90 mg/kg of lead. Children’s  …Continue reading

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