Footwear Laboratory

We have been innovating and developing technology for footwear for more than 25 years. At CETEC we are experts characterizing, analyzing and certifying all the relevant parameters of this sector.


Upper material, leather, woven, non-woven with or without plastic coating.

• Moisture Determination
• Determination of washable materials
• Determination of pH
• Dynamometric strength tests of materials
• Abrasion and scrub resistance
• Bending strength
• Solidity tests of dyes to light, sweat, washing, etc.
• Water permeability tests
• Study of adhesion and anchorage of plastic coating


Sole materials, rubbers and plastics

• Dynamometric strength tests of materials
• Determination of density and hardness of plastics and rubbers
• Abrasion resistance tests
• Heat and chemical resistance tests
• Preparation of rubber compounds
• Rheometric study of rubber blends
• Light stability
• Bending strength



• Material adhesion proficiency tests
• Adhesion tests , peel strength of test pieces.


Tests on footwear components for shoes

• Testing on shoelaces
• Tests on buffers and buttresses
• Tests on cambrills
• Tests on racks
• Tests on fibreboard and similar
• Tests on ornaments


Tests on shoes

• Resistance against peeling of the shear-sole connection
• Strip traction
• Component resistance
• Waterproofing tests
• % of components
• Overall control of finished shoe

Heavy Metals Testing

In CETEC we can determine the concentration of heavy metals, in accordance with the requirements of regulations and standards, such as the requirements of the REACH regulation and the criteria for granting the EU eco-label to footwear, which limit the presence of heavy metals, which may be present in different components of footwear, such as leather and leather coatings, some plastic materials (PVC, EVA, TPU), or adhesives used in this sector.

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Blasi Martinez: [email protected]

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