TAL Launches New Technical Laboratory

TAL recently modernised its laboratory through the acquisition of additional state-of-the-art equipment which will allow for increased research and testing of its products for the South African market. The new equipment will be housed in a custom-built facility located at TAL’s head office in Olifantsfontein, Pretoria.

The technical laboratory features four separate testing facilities ensuring TAL’s products meet international standards and are fit for use in local conditions.

“We ensure that all our procedures are in line with our ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification, which means that in addition to testing done for South African conditions, our products also have to adhere to international European norms,” says TAL’s Technical Executive Obert Rukato.

The extension of TAL’s laboratory facilities indicates the company’s growth and interest in research and development of products for the local building and construction industries.

TAL manufactures products locally at three plants and its laboratories develop products that are specifically compatible with the harsh South African climatic conditions. By testing each product batch manufactured individually and conducting regular in-process quality checks on its products, TAL ensures that the right and consistent quality of products are released into the market providing customer’s peace of mind. 

“The new equipment enhances our research capabilities and the efficient testing of products, emphasises our commitment to research and quality,” says Rukato.

TAL is ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certified and its products are designed, manufactured and tested to TAL standards, assuring customers that products will perform to specification. 

New products are continuously developed and benchmarked to meet EN Standards and all current products are tested regularly against this benchmark.

“The additional equipment will only add to our credibility of being able to provide technically advanced construction adhesives and chemicals to the rest of the continent,” says Chaitan Manga, general manager at TAL.

For more information visit www.tal.co.za  or contact the TAL Technical Advisory Service on 0860 000 (TAL) 825.