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SGS Laboratory in Bradford to Become the Preeminent Hardlines Testing Lab in the UK

May 15, 2023

On-site hardlines testing is available at the SGS Bradford facility – one of the only fully capable hardline testing labs in the UK.

With fewer hardline laboratories performing safety and performance testing in the UK, SGS has one of the only remaining fully capable hardline testing facilities still operating in the UK.

The SGS Hardlines Laboratory in Bradford is UKAS accredited with a dedicated team of skilled testing engineers and chemists. It offers a wide range of capabilities, covering all the core product testing sectors.

As well as a team of project managers, technical experts, a global key account team and customer services personnel to help manage all service needs, the SGS Bradford lab offers a range of services, including:

Physical testing capabilities:

  • Toy testing (to all international standards)
  • Juvenile and nursery product testing
  • Children’s furniture testing
  • Houseware, cookware and candle testing
  • Sporting goods testing
  • Packaging, stationary and office supplies testing
  • Performance testing
  • DIY tools and hardware testing
  • Benchmarking

Chemical testing capabilities:

  • Food contact materials (kitchenware/cookware)
  • Heavy metal testing:
    • Toys
    • Cosmetics
    • Juvenile products
    • RoHS
    • Packaging waste
  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) testing
  • Jewelry testing

In the UK, SGS is uniquely positioned with its established site dedicated to a variety of on-site hardlines testing services. With our expertise, industry experience and in-depth market knowledge, we offer fast turnround times to help move products to market sooner. From product design analysis to final product testing, risk assessment and product certification, we provide trusted, independent, third-party inspections.

To find out how we can help your business, please contact:

Rob Hinchcliffe
UK Hardlines Manager
t: +44 (0)7584 682598

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