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Lab Capabilities at our Hardlines Testing Laboratory

Delivering real business benefits across key segments

Our hardlines testing laboratory in Gurugram provides you with end-to-end performance and endurance solutions to meet safety requirements worldwide. 

Accredited and equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation and machinery, our hardlines testing lab has a talented pool of experts. We support your requirements for hardlines testing of products like candles, jewellery, toys, food contact materials, and more. 

Range of product categories tested:

The consumer product safety of hardlines and softlines is the foremost concern for retailers and manufacturers. Consumer Product Testing ensures that consumer products meet the high quality and safety mandates while reducing the adverse environmental effects. Hardlines testing minimises the manufacturer’s risks and complies with national guidelines. 

Product categories in the scope of our hardlines testing laboratory:

  • Wood & metal art-ware, ceramic and glassware
  • Candles
  • Kitchen tools, cookware and cutlery
  • Food contact materials
  • Jewellery
  • Toys

Click on the links below for a comprehensive list of service scopes, defined for each category.

 

  • Wood & metal art-ware, ceramic & glassware
    • Environmental tests
    • Thermal shock - ASTM C 149, BS EN 1183
    • Annealing - ASTM F 2179
    • Moisture content - In-house test method
    • Cross cut adhesion - ASTMD 3359, EN ISO 2409
    • Stability - ASTM F 2417, EN 15493
    • Hanging strength - In-house test method
    • Load test - In-house test method
  • Candles
    • Burning characteristics - BS EN 15493, ASTM F 2417
    • Container temperature - In-house test method
    • Soot Index - BS EN 15426
    • Flammability - ASTM F 2417, ASTMF 2601
    • Thermal Shock - ASTM C 149, BS EN 1183
    • Annealing- ASTM F 2179
    • Stability - ASTM F 2417, BS EN 15493
    • Safety Labels and Warnings - BS EN 15494, ASTMF 2058
    • Safety for Candle Accessories - ASTM F 2601
  • Kitchen tools, cookware and cutlery
    • BS EN 12983-1, BS EN 13834
    • Dishwasher Exposure - In house test method
    • Stain Resistance - In house test method
    • Freezer Safe - In house test method
    • Microwave Safe - BS EN 15284
    • Thermal Shock - ASTM C 149, BS EN 1183
    • Annealing - ASTM F 2179
    • Crazing Resistance - BS EN 13258
  • Jewellery
    • Physical and Mechanical testing:
      • Tension test - In-house test method
      • Clasp Durability test - In-house test method
      • Drop Test - In house test method
    • Chemical Safety:
      • Lead Content
      • Cadmium Content
      • Nickel Release
      • Azo Dyes
      • Heavy Metals
      • Phthalates
  • Toys
    • Physical and Mechanical testing:
      • EN71 - 1, ASTM F 963, ISO 8124-1, AS/NZS ISO 8124-1, IS 9873-1
    • Flammability testing:
      • EN71 - 2, ASTM F 963, ISO 8124-2, IS 9873-2, AS/NZS ISO 8124-2
    • Chemical safety:
      • Heavy Metal – EN 71 – 3, ASTM F 963, ISO 8124 -3
      • Organic Chemical Compounds - EN 71-9/10/11 Monomers, Primary aromatic Amines, Colorants, Plasticizers, Flame Retardants, Preservatives, Flame Retardants
      • Nickel Release
      • Pthalates
      • Organo Tin Compounds
      • Chlorinated phenols (PCP, TCP & TeCP)
      • Di-Methylfumarate (DMF)
      • Lead & Cadmium content
      • Formaldehyde
      • Benzene
  • Food contact materials
    • Overall Migration tests
    • Specific migration of -
      • Heavy Metals - Plastic, metals, coated metals / wood
      • Primary Aromatic amines
      • Bisphenol A
      • Vinyl Chloride Monomer
      • Phthalates
      • Formaldehyde
    • Vinyl Chloride Monomer Content
    • Sensory Analysis
    • Leachable Lead, Cadmium and Cobalt
    • Solvent Simulation Extractives - US-FDA
    • Peroxides - Qualitative analysis
    • Metal Composition - Stainless Steel, Aluminium
    • Brass and other copper alloys
    • Colorant Migration
  • Testing equipment and instrumentation
    • Dishwasher
    • Salt Spray Chamber
    • Moisture Meter
    • Shoot Index Mesh Cylinder
    • Sharp Edge / Sharp point / Small Parts / Torque Tester
    • Sound level Meter
    • Hemispherical Depth Gauge
    • Impact Tester
    • Handle Impact Tester
    • Ageing Chamber
    • Freezer
    • Flammability Tester
    • Thickness Tester

 

Our accreditations:

  • NABL (ISO 17025)
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
  • ZDHC
  • NEXT
  • INDITEX

Contact our experts today - [email protected]

 

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