About Us

Technical Materials Laboratory is an independent ISO/IEC 17025 accredited (since 1996) 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.

Founded in 1994 as part of the Respirex group of companies, from mid-2021 the laboratory is a separate, fully independent business.

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.