TAL Laboratory awarded ISO17025 accreditation

23 July 2018

Tiling installation and construction product manufacturer TAL has proven its technical competence after their laboratory was recognised as an ISO 17025 accredited testing facility in May 2018.

TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has manufactured and supplied innovative tile installation materials to the South African market for over 40 years. The TAL laboratory is the first in Africa to gain ISO 17025 accreditation for 1348:2007 testing (tensile strength of cementitious tile adhesives). Whilst similar to the ISO 9001 standard, ISO 17025 also speaks to technical competence.

TAL Technical Executive, Obert Rukato explains that tests under 1348:2007 determine the strength of the adhesive bond between tile and substrate. This includes evaluation of the adhesive under test conditions, as a control measure, and under simulated real-life environments such as water immersion and heat aging over a 28-day period. Positive results confirm for the end-user that the claimed performance of the tile adhesive is accurate, and that the product will deliver the expected result on site.

“This accreditation is considered the single most important standard for calibration and testing laboratories globally, so we are very proud of this achievement. It confirms that our facility produces internationally recognised results,” clarifies Rukato. The accreditation is recognised by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) and South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).

According to Rukato, the accreditation further confirms the company’s decades’ long commitment to quality products, manufactured to the highest standards, at every level.

For further information on the TAL laboratory, or for technical support on-site, contact the TAL Technical Advisory Service on 0860 000 TAL (825), email [email protected], or visit


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About TAL
TAL, a division of Norcros SA, has been a trusted manufacturer and supplier of the highest quality materials to the construction industry for more than 40 years. Their trusted range of tile adhesives, grout and waterproofing materials, as well as their range of specialised functional and decorative floor coatings and construction chemicals are manufactured and tested in accordance with the most stringent standards of quality and performance. In combination with a commitment to exceptional customer service, encompassing pre-sales advice and after-sales support, this constant pursuit of excellence means that TAL is there for you at every level, creating beautiful spaces – from conception to completion.

TAL products are manufactured and tested to TAL procedures which are maintained in accordance with Quality System Standard ISO 9001:2015, Environmental Management System ISO 14001:2015 and Occupational Health and Safety Management System OHSAS 18001: 2007. The TAL laboratory is an ISO 17025:2005 accredited testing facility for 1348:2007 (Tensile Adhesive Strength of Cementitious Adhesives).

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