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Chemical compliance made easy

Our laboratories are fully equipped for bespoke chemical analysis of your products, as well as testing for properties such as permeation, the presence of restricted substances or compliance with legislation.

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Bespoke chemical testing

We can test products for their properties like permeation, suitability for food contact and discolouration as well as the presence of restricted substances. We also offer bespoke chemical testing. 

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Trust our expertise

Our extensive range of analytical equipment enables us  to provide a comprehensive  range of chemical testing services to customers across many industries.
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Chemical analysis equipment

Our test facilities include:

  • GC-MS (Gas Chromatography – Mass Spectometry)
  • GC-MS/MS (triple quadropole)
  • HPLC (High Performance Liquid Chromatography)
  • LC-MS (Liquid Chromatography – Mass Spectometry)


For glove permeation testing:

  • HPLC-DAD (High-performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode-Array Detection)
  • Electrochemical detectors
  • Ion chromatography
  • GC-FID (Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionisation Detector)
  • GC-PID (Gas Chromatography with Photo Ionisation Detector)
  • Conductivity

Useful publications

We produce our own Restricted Substances Lists for various industries, as well as our Within REACH newsletter, which keeps businesses abreast of chemical legislation. These are available to all SATRA members.

  • Cover image of issue 29 of the SATRA consumer products restricted substances list
    Restricted substances list - consumer products

    Our chemical testing team have curated a Restricted Substances List specifically for consumer product industries. This list is available free to industry.

  • Cover image of issue 26 of the SATRA footwear restricted substances list
    Restricted substances list - footwear

    Our chemical testing team have curated a Restricted Substances List specifically for the footwear industry. This list is available exclusively to SATRA members.

  • Within REACH newsletter

    SATRA publishes a REACH newsletter that is free to SATRA members and contains information on the latest changes to the REACH legislation affecting the footwear industry.

Additional resources

We have a large collection of articles and other resources covering a variety of topics and answering many of the questions we’re frequently asked about chemical testing and legislation.

Use the links below to explore a selection of articles, publications and presentations.

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Looking to bring PPE products to market?

With our unique knowledge of regulations and testing standards, expertise, chemical and physical testing, CE and UKCA marking, along with Module C2 or Module D ongoing conformity assessments, we have everything you need. Speak to an expert today and find our how we can help. 

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Joining SATRA gives your customers confidence

SATRA is highly recognised and respected in supply chains across the globe. Businesses can feel safe and secure when dealing with a SATRA member company.

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