Regulatory Testing: REACH-CLP

Chilworth’s services include the complete range of physico-chemical tests required for European regulatory purposes

Both REACH & CLP require information to be put into a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). This SDS is divided into 16 sections whereby Section 1, Hazard Identification, Section 5 Fire Fighting Measures, Section 9 Physical and Chemical Properties, Sections 14 & 15 Transportation and Regulatory information will all require physico-chemical data for compliance and risk evaluation. Chilworth’s REACH services include the complete range of physico-chemical tests required for compliance and regulation.

How Chilworth Can Help

Our range of laboratory services from our GLP and ISO 9001 compliant testing laboratory provides a service to enable clients to comply with various regulatory requirements relating to the sale, transportation and use of hazardous chemicals.

  • Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of Chemicals (REACH)
  • Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods including UN, DOT, ADR, IMDG, IATA
  • Biocidal Products Regulations (BPR)
  • Aerosol products
  • Pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals

Chilworth's testing laboratories are able to handle powders, liquids and gases, even if they are classified or believed to be toxic, highly active or controlled. Our fully equipped chemical testing laboratory can handle highly energetic substances (explosives) 

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The range of tests offered by Chilworth’s Regulatory Testing facility comprises: 

Physico-Chemical Properties

  • Melting point
  • Relative density
  • Vapour pressure
  • Surface tension
  • Water solubility
  • Partition coefficient
  • Flash point
  • Flammability of solids
  • Flammability of gases
  • Flammability in contact with water
  • Flammability in contact with air
  • Explosive properties (including waiver statements)
  • Liquid autoflammability
  • Solid autoflammability (relative autoignition temperature)
  • Oxidising properties (including waiver statements)
  • Viscosity
  • Dissociation Constants in Water
  • Granulometry
Regulatory UN Tests/Transport

UN Class 1 - Explosives
  • Ignition sensitivity including BAM Fall Hammer, BAM Friction and Koenen Tube, etc
  • Explosion severity: Time / pressure, Gap tests fire analysis, etc

UN Class 2 - Aerosols
  • Chemical Heat of Combustion, ignition distance, enclosed space ignition, mist flammability, etc
UN Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
  • Flash point, Fire point and sustained combustion
UN Class 4
  • Division 4.1: self-reactive substances and highly-flammable solids
  • Division 4.2: self-heating solids, pyrophoric solids and liquids
  • Division 4.3: substances evolving flammable gases when in contact with water
UN Class 5
  • Division 5.1: solid and liquid oxidising substances
UN Class 8
  • Corrosive substances, including dermal irritation and metal corrosion
























Our laboratory services provide a rapid turnaround as standard as well as a fast track service that is available on request. All work is performed in our GLP and ISO 9001 compliant testing laboratory Our CLP & REACH service includes a detailed and comprehensive report of the highest standard with competitive prices.

A particular strength of the company lies in the team of expert staff who are internationally renowned in their respective fields. They are available to liaise with the authorities, advise on test programmes and provide guidance on the interpretation of data.

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Dr Stephen Rowe
Dr Stephen Rowe

Managing Director - Process Safety UK 023 8076 0722

The Chilworth Difference


  • Working to ISO9001 & OHSAS 18001 standards, and with formal GLP accreditation for our UK laboratories, you can rely on DEKRA Insight data. No other UK laboratory can offer this level of quality assurance.

Track Record

  • DEKRA Insight staff have cumulatively accrued over 375 years experience in providing tailored and quality Process Safety Data to local and global customers. We are part of the DEKRA group, a global leader in Industrial Safety.

Multiple Facilities

  • DEKRA Insight has four laboratories across three continents covering a wide range of global standards. This guarantees that larger projects can be executed in parallel to offer unrivalled turnaround times.


  • Because DEKRA Insight manufacture and service Process Safety equipment, downtime and delays are exceptional. Our number one priority is our customers‘ needs.

Unrivalled Support

  • Our global team helps you select the appropriate programme for your specific needs, with their intimate knowledge of data interpretation and application to specific plant situations. Support is available in a range of languages worldwide to local and global companies.

Capability & Versatility

  • DEKRA Insight offers the widest range of Process Safety Testing services to numerous global standards, with the ability to handle highly hazardous materials and licences for Controlled Substances. We specialise in tailoring tests to your specific needs.

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Chilworth Testing Capabilities

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European chemicals legislation is enormously complex. Environmental and health protection, storage and use, transport and manufacture, substances and articles are all covered by different directives, laws and regulations, some of which overlap each other. This Guide will give you an overview of applicable legislation to ensure everything your company does is legally compliant.

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