Do you know if the chemicals used in your products are vegan?

There is a growing interest within brands and retailers to respond to questions relating to vegan products.   Whilst it is easy to determine if the main materials used in a product are vegan (ie not of animal origin), it is difficult to be certain that the chemical formulations used in the manufacture of the products are not from an animal source.

Some raw materials used in manufacturing of certain classes of chemical formulations may contain raw materials of animal origin (adhesives and detergents) as examples.

Testing to provide certainty around the origin of chemical formulations is challenging as there are very few typical chemical markers for an animal-based product. DNA, for example will be present in plant and animal products (including human contamination from manufacturing processes)

Eurofins | BLC are able to support with a range of unique services to determine whether there is a risk of animal derived chemical formulations used in the manufacturing of vegan-based materials.

Chem-MAP Can Help

Contact us to discuss your requirements on +44(0) 1604 679999 or email

Chem-MAP: Cleaner Chemistry for a Safer World

Watch the Chem-MAP video to see how this new ZDHC approved MRSL verification programme is engaging all organisations in the leather, textile and synthetic materials supply chains to drive the use of responsible chemistry in the manufacture of consumer products.

Chem-MAP is a preventative system that protects businesses, workers, consumers and the environment, and rewards businesses that engage through certification, approved status, training and technical support. Chem-MAP offers three programmes which are specifically designed for chemical companies (c-MAP Programme), manufacturers (m-MAP Programme) and brands and retailers (b-MAP Programme).

Watch the Chem-MAP Video

Contact Us

“Call Eurofins | BLC to talk about Chem-MAP”

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Eurofins | BLC is a commercial business-to-business organisation. We do not provide free advice or testing for members of the public or for the medical or biological sectors. For individual concerns about products, please contact the manufacturer. Please note, Eurofins | BLC can retain all personal data and information submitted in this contact form for business to business marketing purposes, in accordance with GDPR and PECR.

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