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Our laboratory is an officially international accredited lab according to the standard ISO/IEC 17025:2017. It means that a governmental official international accreditation-inspection body provided a formal recognition that our laboratory is impartial, independent and technically competent to conduct specifically comparative testing of consumer products in line with the guide ISO/IEC 46:2017

The accreditation body assessed factors relevant to our laboratory’s ability to produce precise and accurate test data, including the following:

  • technical competence of staff
  • validity and appropriateness of test methods
  • traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards
  • suitability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment
  • testing environment
  • sampling, handling and transportation of test items
  • quality assurance of test and calibration data

Accreditation also covers the quality systems elements addressed in ISO 9001 certification. Our lab is regularly re-examined to ensure continued compliance to ensure that we are maintaining our technical expertise standards. We must participate in regular proficiency testing programs as an ongoing demonstration of our competence.

Over 90 laboratory accreditation bodies serving more than 100 countries have signed a multilateral recognition agreement (MRA), called the ILAC arrangement, which significantly enhances the acceptance of data across the national borders of the signatory countries. This system of international MRAs between accreditation bodies has enabled accredited laboratories to achieve a form of international recognition and allowed test data to be more readily accepted on other markets. Therefore our test data can be accepted in the following regions/countries (in alphabetical order):

  • Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, United States, and more.
  • Asia: Australia, China, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and more
  • Europe: Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, and much more
  • The Middle East and Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Morocco, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Turkey, and much more
  • Southeast Asia: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and more

Currently, we are an internationally accredited lab to conduct comparative testing of products for washing fabrics, SAE LEN 22-001 (Scope can be consulted at: Previously, we were (2019 - 2023) an officially designated laboratory in Ecuador to perform comparative testing of consumer products in other home care categories like dishwashers, surface cleaners, and others using instrumental and sensory evaluation procedures.

What are the main implications for our clients? Our test data and reports are officially accepted as valid and trustworthy evidence in two domains:

  1. To Substantiate and Support Brand's Verifiable Claims. More on this topic here

  2. To Balance Consumer Benefits Perceptions with Profitability. More on this topic here

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Rodrigo Olmedo, Director-General. CV(English)  CV(Spanish)

General Overview

Modular Washing Area 01

Modular Washing Area 02

In-Vitro Modelling
Non-contact Spectrofluorimetry

In-Silico Modelling and Simulation

Outdoor Drying

Outdoor Drying. Deck A
0 deg 13' 20.41" S. 78 deg 22' 31.53" W
2,600 m a.s.l.

Modular Washing Area 03

Materials Area

Instrumental Evaluation

Sensory Evaluation

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