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THE LABORATORY TO ATTEND GIFTWARE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS DAY

  The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham will be taking part in one to one business surgeries at the Giftware Association's Members Day on Thursday 5th June at Federation House, Birmingham. Assay Office Birmingham staff,  Marion Wilson (Marketing Director - The Birmingham Assay Office), Steve Franklin (Sales & Marketing Co-ordinator) and The Laboratory's new Account Manager Vikki Bradshaw will be on hand between 2pm and 4pm to offer advice for testing services for fashio…

By admin | Jun 4th, 2014
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DANGEROUS JEWELLERY REMOVED FROM EU MARKET PLACE

Nickel Release testing at The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham offers a unique UKAS Accredited Quick Nickel Release test (2011) and UKAS accredited Full Nickel Release test (EN 1811:2011) to check if items comply with the Nickel regulations. EN 16128:2011 is also offered for testing spectacle frames. The Quick Nickel Release (2011) test is a UKAS accredited test, unique to The Laboratory at Assay Office Birmingham, it is quicker and chea…

By admin | May 15th, 2014
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EUROPEAN NICKEL RELEASE STANDARD EN 1811:2011 UNDER REVIEW

  Extensive international lobbying, began at the CIBJO Congress in May 2013, and Germany and Switzerland have joined the UK in pushing for change.  The CEN Working Group, responsible for the Nickel Release standard reconvenes in Berlin on 10th April. Ian Bayley will represent the BSI Committee from the UK and welcomes the review of the revised standard, which the UK opposed throughout.  Ian says “A new work instruction is expected be drafted, to amend the way the results are in…

By admin | Apr 15th, 2014
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FUN & GAMES AT THE PHOTOSHOOT

  Sophie Davies - Young Star in the making![/caption] For more information on these tests T: 0871 871 6020 or email: testing@theassayoffice.co.uk. You can also find out more at The Jewellery & Watch Show 2-6 February, NEC Birmingham. Visit us in Hall 17 Stand P60. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="317"]

By admin | Jan 17th, 2014
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