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Happy New Year from The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office. To make it even easier for customers to submit items for testing in 2013, The Laboratory have developed new test application forms which can be filled out on your computer. Simply type in and tick the relevant boxes and then print off and submit the completed form with your item. NICKEL, LEAD & CADMIUM FORM Click on the image below and fill in the Nickel, Lead & Cadmium if you require any of the following tests: Nickel, Lead or Cadmium testing, quick and full tests available. (Make sure to pick the relevant standard which is applicable to the market place the item is to be entered in to) CHEMICAL TESTING FORM Click on the image below and fill in the Chemical Testing form if you require any of the following tests: Colourfastness, Formaldehyde, Azo Dye, Phthalates, PCP, Dimethyl Fumarate, PH, Fibre Composition, Leather Verification, Chromium VI or Organotins Testing. PRODUCT SAFETY TESTING Click on the image below and fill in the Product Safety form if you require any of the following tests: EN71, ROHS, Tarnish resistance, sulphurous agent, packaging, humidity, synthetic sweat/perspiration, UV light, porisity, pull test, sulphide tarnishing, salt water corrosion, stone adhesion, impact drop, heat test, gold colour measurement, colour grading of white gold alloys, plating thickness, plating wear, hardness testing. MELT & ASSAY SUBMISSION FORM Click on the image below and fill in melt & assay submission form if you require your scrap melted down or your item assayed to see its content. Don’t forget to read our terms and conditions before you submit you item! Once you’ve completed the forms send them in with your item/s to - The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office PO BOX 151 Birmingham B3 1SB United Kingdom  For any of your testing needs in 2013 call 0871 871 6020 or email The Laboratory at The Birmingham Assay Office will also be at The Jewellery Show from Sunday 3rd – Thursday 7th February – Hall 18, Stand L59, and the team will also be roaming the fashion halls so please do email us at if you would like them to stop by your stand. Like the new forms? Don’t forget to leave us a comment below.  



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