Materials Testing

Industrial & Building Materials Testing

NATA Accredited Laboratory

  • Concrete Testing and Analysis
  • Sharp & Howells was the first laboratory in Australia to identify the causes of "concrete cancer" and remain at the forefront of analysis and investigation techniques
    • Chloride analysis and chloride profiling- AS1012.20
    • Sulphate analysis in concrete
    • Cement Content
    • Nominal Mix
    • Concrete Cracking
    • Admixture analysis
    • XRF analysis
    • SEM surface analysis
    • Concrete failure investigations
    • Concrete "Cancer"
  • Mortar Sampling and Testing- AS3700, AS2701
    • Mortar Composition
    • Scratch Test
    • Mortar Durability
    • Waterproofing Admixture analysis and identification
  • Render Analysis
    • Composition
    • Thickness
    • Failure analysis
  • Historic building materials analysis
    • Cement
    • Lime
    • Sand
    • Fibre identification
    • Mud Brick testing
  • Aggregates and Quarry product testing
    • Sands and aggregates
    • Soluble Salts- chloride and sulphate analysis
    • pH and Conductivity 
  • Sand and crushed rocks
    • Particle Size Distribution
    • Petrographic Analysis
    • Elemental analysis
    • Suitability for purpose
  • Soil Sampling, Testing and Analysis
    • Heavy Metals Screening
    • Hydrocarbon Screening
    • PAH, BTEX, TPH, Pesticides analysis
  • EPA testing and environmental assessments (contaminated sites)
    • Toxic gases and liquids
    • Water- drinking water (potability), bore water analysis- pH, conductivity, Fluoride 
    • Wastes- sludges and solids
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  • Asbestos Fibre Identifications and air monitoring
  • Mining Materials
  • Metallic Deposits & Corrosion analysis
  • Metals identification- eg.Stainless 316, Marine Grade Aluminium
  • Adhesives and Sealants- matching and failure analysis
  • Plastics, Polymers, Silicones, Silanes
  • General Building Products- Timber, Glass, Fibreboard, Glass, Ceramics, Slates, Tiles
  • Paint Testing and Film Thickness 
  • Formulations- Reverse engineering
  • ROHS and WEES testing
  • Product Failure & Contamination Investigations

Contact Information

Contact us today for all your chemical analysis and testing needs.

41 Greenaway Street
Bulleen
Fax: 03 9850 9733
Victoria 3105
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