Laboratory Services

Dell Tech’s ISO 17025 Accredited Laboratory supports industrial product development with quick turn around on Hazard Classification, Claim Support and Specialty Green Testing.

Dell Tech Laboratories works hand in hand with Clients from all over the world to test Industrial and Consumer chemical products. From standard ASTM performance testing to custom and novel product validation protocols, our Laboratory will work hard to meet your needs. A listing of our current Laboratory methods can be found below. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please contact us.

1. Hazard Classification

  • GHS/UN TDG Ignition Distance Test
  • GHS/UN TDG Enclosed Space Ignition Test
  • GHS/UN TDG Foam Flammability Test
  • OECD 435/Corrositex® In Vitro Membrane Barrier Test Method of Skin Corrosion
  • GHS/UN TDG Test C.1 – Corrosion to metals
  • ASTM D56 & D93 Flash Point determination
  • UN TDG L.2 Sustained Combustibility Test
  • Acid & Alkali Reserve Tests
  • CCCR Schedule 1 Flame Projection/Flashback of Spray Containers
  • CCCR Container Leak Test
  • Viscosity

2. Claims Support & Performance Testing

How well does your product work? How does it compare to other products (National Brand Equivalency/NBE)? Are you making specific marketing or performance claims? How do you prove and document that it does?

Dell Tech provides testing and guidance to validate & document product performance and claims using ASTM & CSPA standards for common products and creative solutions for new disruptive technologies.

  • ASTM D2047 Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish Coated Floor Surfaces as Measured By The James Machine
  • ASTM D4488 Testing Cleaning Performance of Products Intended for Use on Resilient Flooring & Washable Walls
  • ASTM D4265 Evaluating Stain Removal Performance in Home Laundering
  • ASTM D5343 Evaluating Performance of Ceramic Tile Cleaners
  • ASTM D2047 Static Coefficient of Friction of Polish Coated Floor Surfaces as Measured By The James Machine
  • ASTM D3052 Standard Practice for Rating Water-Emulsion Floor Polishes
  • ASTM D3207 Standard Test Method for Detergent Resistance of Floor Polish Films
  • ASTM D3556 Deposition on Glassware During Mechanical Dishwashing
  • ASTM D3751 Standard Practice for Evaluation of Furniture Polish
  • ASTM D4009 Standard Guide for Foam Stability of Hand Dishwashing Detergents
  • CSPA DCC-05A Deposition on Glassware During Mechanical Dishwashing
  • CSPA DCC-09 Glass Cleaners
  • CSPA DCC-11 Home Laundering Pre-Wash Spotter Stain Removal
  • CSPA DCC-15 Measuring Degree of Surface Abrasion by Abrasive Cleaners
  • CSPA DCC-17 Greasy Soil Test Method
  • IKW Method for ascertaining the cleaning performance of dishwasher detergents

3. Going Green?

Dell Tech provides performance testing to satisfy the requirements of standards for EPA Safer Choice, Green Seal, Ecologo (UL Environment), Nordic Swan and EU Ecolabel certification standards.

Specializing in Dish and Dishwasher Detergents, Laundry Detergent, Household & Commercial Cleaners and Floor Care products.

  • Green Seal Program
  • GS-08 Cleaning Products for Household Use
  • GS-34 Cleaning and Degreasing Agents
  • GS-37 Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
  • GS-40 Floor Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
  • GS-48 Laundry Care products for Household Use
  • GS-51 Laundry Care Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
  • GS-52 Specialty Cleaning Products for Household Use
  • GS-53 Specialty Cleaning Products for Industrial and Institutional Use
  • Ecologo (UL Environment)
  • UL 2792 Cleaning and Degreasing Compounds: Biologically-based
  • UL 2759 Hard Surface Cleaners
  • UL 2777 Hard Floor Care Products
  • UL 2794 Disinfectants and Disinfectant Cleaners
  • UL 2792 Cleaning & Degreasing Compounds Bio-based
  • EPA Safer Choice
  • Glass cleaners
  • General purpose cleaners
  • Washroom cleaners
  • Floor care products
  • Laundry detergents
  • Graffiti removers
  • Marine cleaning products
Joe McCarthy
Manager, Laboratory Services Group
Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Joe McCarthy leads Dell Tech’s Testing & Quality operations and spearheads Client regulatory compliance initiatives with Environment Canada regarding New Substance Notifications and Chemical Management Plan and with Health Canada for Trade Secret Applications & Natural Health Product registrations.


Joe has 17 years experience across manufacturing, quality and regulatory services. He serves on the Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) Cleaning Products Executive Board and is a member of the Cleaning Products Division & Aerosol Products Division Committees. Joe has been a speaker at the CPSA annual meetings on GHS updates and the Cleaning Products Fundamentals Seminar. He has also been a speaker at the Southern Aerosols Technical Association Spring meeting presenting on Flammable Aerosol testing and GHS updates.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Chemistry & Environmental Science) from the University of Western Ontario and certificates for ISO 17025 Internal Auditor, GMP QA Compliance Auditing and 3rd Party Audit/Supplier Qualification.