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  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 467 , P.O.S., Trinidad and Tobago W.I.
  • Tel: (868) 662-8827 Ext 2361
  • Fax: (868) 663-4335
  • Fibre Laboratory: Ext 2384
  • Electrical Laboratory: Ext 2386
  • Chemical Laboratory: Ext 2382
  • Materials Laboratory: Ext 2390
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Chemical Products Laboratory

The Chemical Products Laboratory provides a variety of services to its clients. These range from analyses to calibrations/verifications of equipment and purity of materials. The trained staff members of the Laboratory are also capable of providing consultancy services for the research and compilation of internationally accepted analytical test methods. The following lists the more regular analyses performed by the Laboratory.

Testing Services:


Determination of conductivity
Degrees of hardness
Refractive index
Trace metals (ppm and ppb concentrations), including heavy metals
Total solids
Total dissolved solids
Total suspended solids

Determination of available chlorine content
Determination of free alkali content as sodium hydroxide
Determination of trace metal content
Limestone and Aggregate Matter

Particle size distribution
Moisture and elemental analyses
Hand Dishwashing Detergents

Determination of active ingredient content – anionic, cationic and nonionic
Volatile matter content and moisture content
Foam height
Performance testing – number of plates washed
Synthetic Laundry Detergent

Determination of active ingredient content – anionic, cationic and nonionic
Volatile matter content
Moisture content

Other Services Provided
Analysis of battery acid
Evaluation of safety matches
Preparation and standardization of solutions
Evaluation of the karatage of yellow gold jewellery
Specific gravity of solutions
Total solids in liquids, mixtures and suspensions
Flash point of paints and organic solvents using the Pensky closed cup
Determination of colour in glass
Viscosity measurements – paints, oils, etc.
Rheology measurements
Consultancy services – research and compilation of internationally accepted test methods.


Chemical Metrology

With the advent of the Metrology Act of Trinidad and Tobago, the Chemical Products Laboratory will soon be providing chemical metrology services. A survey of the laboratories in Trinidad and Tobago shall be undertaken soon to determine the capabilities of the country.

Contact Numbers: ext 153, 204;



Contact Us

Trinidad and Tobago Bureau of Standards
1-2 Century Drive
Trincity Industrial Estate
Macoya , Tunapuna
Trinidad and Tobago , W.I

Tel: (868) 662-8827
Fax: (868) 663-4335

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