Sample shipping instructions

Please follow the instructions below when sending your samples to Measurlabs.

  • Make sure you have enough sample material for the tests. If you are concerned that your samples are too small, then please contact us for advice.
  • Mark your samples clearly, preferably with printed sample markings rather than handwritten ones. Mark each sample with a simple, unique identifier (e.g. Sample X).
  • Pack your samples into containers that can withstand the shipping. If possible, avoid using material with your branding (such as boxes and packing tapes), as we aim to reuse and recycle as much packaging as we can.
  • If you have the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the substance, please include it in the shipment.
  • Follow the rules and regulations if you are shipping Dangerous Goods. Section 14 of the substance SDS contains information about transport requirements. You can find more information here. Please contact if you have any questions.
  • Print the order confirmation email and send it to us together with your samples.
  • We strongly recommend using a courier service instead of sending the samples by mail. Courier services are almost always faster and more reliable.

If you send samples from outside of the EU or UK area, please deliver the samples to our Finnish location and note the following:

  • Samples must be declared to customs. To prevent shipping clearance delays, please give the value of the samples as 1 USD only. Describe the samples as ”XXX sample for destructive testing”, where XXX is a short (1–5 word) description, understandable by a non-expert in the field.
  • The following information needs to be included on the air waybill and the commercial invoice:
    • A Harmonised System (HS) code (minimum of six digits), also known as a Tariff code or a commodity code
    • An accurate goods description for each item in the shipment. What is it? What is it made of? What is it intended for?
    • The receiver's Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI) number: Measur Oy, EORI number: FI2820461-1
  • Please provide us with the shipment tracking number so we can clear the customs as soon as possible to avoid delays. Include the Offer ID and email

Delivery address

Samuel Stanfield

Teollisuuskatu 33
00510 Helsinki, Finland

+358 50 336
James Checkley

The Bradfield Centre
184 Cambridge Science Park
CB4 0GA, United Kingdom

+44 787 187

Note! Unless otherwise agreed, we will dispose of your samples after the tests are finished. If the customer requests the return of unneeded sample material, Measurlabs can return them to the customer, at the customer’s cost and risk. Refer to terms and conditions for further details.

Dangerous goods shipments

A dangerous good is any substance or material which may present a significant risk to health, safety, or property when transported. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) maintains a list of classified dangerous goods and mandatory regulations affecting their handling and transport. We use air transport to ship samples, so it is crucial to know if we are handling samples that are classified as dangerous goods.

Many substances can be identified as dangerous based on their properties. Dangerous goods include:

  • Explosives
  • Many gases
  • Flammable liquids
  • Highly flammable solid substances
  • Oxidizing agents
  • Toxic and infectious substances
  • Radioactive substances
  • Corrosive substances

In addition, a substance or object which seems harmless may be classified as dangerous goods if its properties are affected by the transport conditions. For example, lithium batteries and devices containing them, as well as dry ice, are covered by the regulations for the air transport of dangerous goods. On the other hand, not all hazardous substances are classified as dangerous goods when shipped.

The easiest way to find out if a shipment needs to be handled according to Dangerous Goods Regulations is to check the substance’s Safety Data Sheet. Section 14 of the Safety Data Sheet (Transport information) indicates if the substance has any transport restrictions. If the Safety Data Sheet is not available for a substance, it is a good idea to think about what the substance consists of and whether any component could be classified as hazardous.

Dangerous goods must always be handled in accordance with the current regulations. Everyone who handles shipments of dangerous goods must also be trained in the subject. We will be happy to help if you have any questions!

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