Australia's Leading Chemical Analysis Laboratory

Our Melbourne based chemical laboratory provides chemical and forensic analysis and testing services, and consultation to industrial and environmental clients.

Our Company Profile

Welcome to Sharp and Howells

Sharp & Howells is a consulting chemical analysis and industrial  forensic chemistry laboratory.

Established in 1922 our laboratory is the oldest NATA accredited privately owned chemical laboratory in Australia and we love handling complex chemical problems.

We are the "Chemical Investigators" and answer a broad range of chemical questions.

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Sharp & Howells is NATA accredited (Lab No. 61)
We are a totally independent laboratory.
All work is conducted by experienced qualified, experienced scientific staff.
Industrial Forensic chemical analysis is our specialty.

Being Australia-wide, we service clients ranging from home owners to Multi-National corporations and International Regulatory Bodies.

Sharp &Howells is or has been a member of the following organizations over its 93 years:

  • NATA- National Association of Testing Authorities
  • RACI - Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • SAI Global- Standards Australia
  • CIA-Concrete Institute of Australia
  • C&CA- Cement and Concrete Association
  • ACA-Australasian Corrosion Association
  • FESA- Forensic Engineers Society of Australia
  • AIBS-Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
  • FPA-Fire Protection Association
  • ACM-Chamber of Manufacturers
  • BDPS- Building Dispute Practitioners Society
  • SIA- Science Industry Australia
  • SIS- Scientists in Schools
  • ACRA- Australian Concrete Repair Association
  • NAIL-National Association Of Independent Laboratories

 See also our Brick and Mortar Research Laboratory (BMRL): Click here to learn more:

See also our Microns To Measure Laboratory- for particle size distributions

See also our Concrete Research Facility- for all concrete testing

Contact Information

Contact us today for all your chemical analysis and testing needs.

41 Greenaway Street
Fax: 03 9850 9733
Victoria 3105
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