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The anhydrous sodium sulphate produced at our Chaplin plant undergoes rigorous analysis in our laboratory, backed up by testing by our customers and the Saskatchewan Research Council.

Our Chaplin laboratory is equipped to measure various chemical and physical parameters in brine, raw salt, process, and anhydrous sodium sulphate samples. Parameters typically measured or evaluated for anhydrous sodium sulphate samples include Appearance, Bulk Density (Freeflow), Chemical (Na2SO4 by difference), Moisture, Odour, Particle Size, pH (1, 5, 10 % solutions), Reflectance, Speck Count, and Water Insolubles. Other parameters can be measured upon request.

Our Quality Management System is registered to the ISO 9001 standard, which we achieved in May 2000. The scope of registration includes the mining, processing, and delivery of anhydrous sodium sulphate.

Our product is currently designated as Detergent Grade. It contains a minimum of 99.0 % Na2SO4, is Kosher certified, and meets Food Chemicals Codex Monograph requirements (Tenth Edition – 2016).

A Certificate of Analysis is generated for most shipping samples, and for all production and typical samples. Statistical reports can be generated from the data for these samples.

Customers from various industries also audit our Quality Management System, using checklists that are often more detailed and include more parameters than the ISO 9001 checklist.

Our lab also submits typical samples to the Saskatchewan Research Council Analytical Laboratory at least twice each year. The SRC analysis includes trace metals and other parameters that the Chaplin laboratory is not equipped to measure. The analysis also verifies results for some of the parameters measured in the Chaplin laboratory. These analysis results are available upon request.