about STD

What is the  Standards and Testing Division? 

The Standards and Testing Division (STD) is one of the technical service division of the Industrial Technology Development of Science and Technology (DOST) established under Executive Order Number 128, dated 30 January 1987.


ITDI through STD renders technical services to industries, schools, hospitals, other government agencies, private institutions and individuals. 


It implements the provisions of Republic Act 2067, known as the Science Ast of 1958, pertaining to the tests and analyses of products and materials.

 
What is the  Standards and Testing Division? 
 
  • Assists industry to be globally competitive.
  • Recognizes that our major resource is our people and sustained expertise development is our goal.
  • Strives for excellence and sustainability in everything that we do.
  • Uses current/update methods and instruments for tests and analyses. 

 

What are its Functions?  

  • STD conducts chemical, physical and biological tests and analyses of materials and products;
  • STD conducts R&D on test methods, product quality/performance and similar studies to solve the problems of industry and other stakeholders. 

 

What are  STD's Laboratories?

STD is composed of five (3) distinct laboratories:
  • Chemistry Laboratory
  • Biological Laboratory
  • Physical and Performance Testing Laboratory
Each laboratory is technically competent for the type of tests which it understakes and which are conducted by competent staff using equipment satisfying test requirements and validated test methods. 

 What Test and Analyses are Available?

STD determines composition, performance and/or conformity to standard specifications or product technical data of the following:

  • Fine Chemicals
  • Food and Feeds (esp. Nutrotion Facts)
  • Chemicals, Solvents and Solutions
  • Fuels and Petroleum Products
  • Paints, Inks and Allied Products
  • Fats and Oils
  • Organic Chemicals
  • Soaps and Detergents
  • Minerals, Ores and Fertilizer
  • Plastics, Rubber, and other Polymers
  • Adhesive and Sealant
  • Office Supplies
  • Concrete
  • Other Engineering Materials
  • Engineering and Construction Materials
  • Water for Industrial and Domestic use
  • Wastewater, Soil and Environmental Sludge
  • Insecticides and Pesticides
  • Drugs, Cosmetics, Pharmaceutical Products
  • Natural Products
  • Disinfectants
  • Herbal Druds and Preparations 

What Facilities are Available at STD?

 
STD has the following facilities:     
 
 
CHEMICAL TESTING FACILITY
  • Gas Chromatograph
  • Atomic Absorption Spectophotometer with Graphite Furnace
  • UV-Vis Spectophotometer
  • Mercury Analyzer
  • High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph
  • Ion Chromatograph
  • Automatic Kjeldahl Nitrogen Analyzer
  • Crude Fat Analyzer
  • Flash Point Tester
  • Refractometer
 
BIOLOGICAL TESTING FACILITY
  • Grass polygraph
  • Analgesimeter
  • Trinocular Microscope and Photomicrography attachements
  • Spectrophotometer
  • Biological Safety Cabinets, Incubators, Compound Microscope
ANIMAL HOUSE FACILITY
  • (Toxicity test/pre clinical studies)
PHYSICAL TESTING FACILITY
  • Universal Testing Machine (UTM)
  • Aging Oven
  • Viscosimeter
  • Electronic Tensile and Compression Testers
  • Hardness Testers
  • Bursting Strength Tester
  • Melt flow apparatus
  • Heat distortion/Vicat softening apparatus
  • Density gradient apparatus
  • Abrasion Tester
  • Izod Impact Tester