Quality Control

Quality System: What’s In A Number?

Analytical Reports and Certificates of Analysis are linked to provide the end user a quality product.  The results obtained by an independent laboratory are critical to assuring your product meets your specifications.  Can I trust the value obtained to release my product? Chemical Solutions is committed to providing the highest quality data.  This commitment is… Read More >


Five Things You May Not Know About CSL

When you hear ‘SGS’ what comes to mind?  Is it our company or is it something you learned in high school?  Well, for the companies that utilize our laboratory for the testing of their samples, our name is well-known and it’s synonymous with quality and efficiency.  For those of you who… Read More >

USP 232/233

USP 232/233 – Contending with the looming January 1st deadline

Many of our Pharma clients are facing a common issue – how to complete risk assessments and validate methods for their raw materials and finished products – prior to the January 1, 2018 deadline. Over the past few years, CSL has been conducting matrix and element-specific validations and verifications for the pharmaceutical industry.  If you’ve… Read More >

SGS Tackles DMSO

In the trace elemental analysis industry, it is not uncommon for us to come across substances that we know will be complicated to analyze. At SGS, we don’t toss around the word “impossible” in our lab. We welcome challenges by having a “Bring It On” type of attitude. So, when we… Read More >

Prop 65

Prop 65: Important Changes Coming August 2018

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65) is a very significant piece of legislation that is getting some renewed attention. Known as the “Safe Drinking Water Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986,” Prop 65 states that no one shall introduce into the drinking water of the state of California any substance that may cause reproductive or carcinogenic toxicity…. Read More >

Detection limits

Detection Limits and PQL

We are often asked about our detection limits (e.g. “How low can you test for lead?”).  Since this is a common question, we thought we would include a brief description of detection limits, what distinguishes various detection limits from one another, and how these relate to the question of ‘how low can you go?’ What… Read More >

contract laboratory

Choosing a Contract Laboratory – Practical Guidance

First a disclaimer… We are a Contract Laboratory, specializing in metals and minerals/heavy metals testing, and are admittedly a bit biased when it comes to providing guidance for choosing a laboratory!  However, we feel that much of the criteria for choosing a laboratory for heavy metals testing applies to many types of testing with a… Read More >


Catch up with CSL’s Special Project Coordinator, Clara Kurniadi

As Special Project Coordinator, Clara is responsible for ensuring deadlines are met and project tasks are properly assigned. Let’s take the time to get to know more about new her role by reviewing her Q&A below: Looking down the road, where do you see the company in…  Five years? I picture Chemical Solutions expanding their… Read More >

Client support

Employee Spotlight: Kelsey Ellis, Client Support Manager

Today, we are sitting down with Kelsey Ellis. Maintaining clear communication with our clients is key to Kelsey’s success at CSL. Kelsey also possesses a strong ability to analyze data, and is constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve workflow. Continue reading to find out more about Kelsey, Client Support Manager… Looking down… Read More >

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