Experts in Material Testing and Chemical Permeation
Technical Materials Laboratory is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 accredited laboratory by United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS) that can offer a range of chemical permeation and physical testing services for Personal Protective Equipment (and associated materials), including suits, gloves and boots to European, international and American standards.
What WE do
We provide a completely confidential service to our customers, who include manufacturers and end-users of chemical personal protective equipment, specialist fabric and textile manufacturers and notified bodies.
The laboratory can offer a range of services to test the safety of your goods and help control the use of chemicals according to the tolerance levels in place for your industry.
The industries we serve
The laboratory perform chemical permeation testing according to EN 16523-1 & EN 16523-2, ISO 6529, ASTM F739, EN 374-3 standards. We can test various gases and a wide range of liquid chemicals, including most organic or inorganic liquids, mixtures and commercial formulations.
Physical property testing available at the laboratory includes abrasion resistance, flex cracking resistance, puncture resistance, tensile strength, seam tensile strength and trapezoidal tear resistance. Also degradation testing against various chemicals.
We have undertaken several bespoke contracts using our state of the art equipment and our expertise, including many commercial formulations, e.g. petroleum-based products, aviation additives, disinfectants, cleaning agents and so on.