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Cleaning Laboratory

Take a Tour of the TURI Lab

Located at Boott Mills in Lowell, TURI has an analytical, microbiology, wet and demo lab, all to help companies find safer cleaning methods or formulations that work. 

The Cleaning Laboratory tests the performance of both industrial and janitorial cleaning products to encourage companies, institutions, and product formulators to choose and develop safer substitutes. Whether you're a metal finishing company, product formulator, facility manager or any organization looking for safer cleaning products and processes, the TURI Laboratory can help.

The Cleaning Laboratory's mission since its inception in 1994, is to focus on cleaning methods and chemistries to evaluate the effectiveness of different cleaners and equipment for a variety of substrates and soils. 

EPA's Design for Environment, now Safer Choice,  recognized the Cleaning Laboratory's work by designating the Laboratory as a champion in its Safer Detergents Initiative.

The laboratory works on cleaning chemistries and processes in four specific areas: