was founded in
The equipment and services offered by VALENDOR are designed to help condom manufacturers and testing laboratories to achieve a better performance and increasing profitability.
We have a firm conviction that our services also help to increase the reliability of condoms supplied to the end user and thereby to reduce the spreading of HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted infections.
accredited testing laboratory, located in
VALENDORís testing equipment is based on modern technology ensures† accurate, time saving and less-operator-dependent testing. For more info, visit www.valendor.se .
We also offer wrapping machines and packaging lines of highest technical standard, based on unique technical innovations.
We offer individual machines as well as turn-key solutions for packaging plants and testing laboratories, including planning, design, supply and commissioning, calibration of equipment, computer software, training of personnel and assistance with certification and accreditation procedures. For more info, visit www.valendor.se .
The consultancy services offered by VALENDOR include all kind of assistance from design of plants, contact with manufacturers of bulk condoms and packaging design to regulatory affairs and assistance in laboratory accreditation and in implementation of national standards and regulations.
VALENDORís senior management has since 1989 actively worked within ISO TC157 (ISO Technical Committee for Mechanical Contraceptives) for improvement of international and European standards for mechanical contraceptives.
We are committed to offer you the best solutions for your needs within the manufacturing and testing of condoms and gloves.
Valendor Laboratory offers accredited (ISO 17025) third party testing services according to all international condom standards as ISO 4074, EN 600, ASTM,† WHO specification etc.
Valendor Laboratory started
providing testing services for condoms and gloves in
To avoid conflict of
interests and to promote the independence of the testing services, it was
decided to separate the testing services
from other Valendorís activities, and move the laboratory to
Condom testing procedures used
Valendor Laboratory uses all procedures included in:
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - ISO 4074
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - WHO 1998
††††††† - WHO 2004
††††††† - EN 600
We perform testing of holes both with Water Leak method and the Electric method given in ISO4072 /WHO 2004.
We perform testing of thickness both with the weighing method given in ISO 4074 and the gauge method given in WHO 1998.
We are second to none when it comes to the accuracy and reliability of our test results.
We shall act in such a way that we are always perceived as a professional, accurate and highly reliable third-party laboratory.
We shall keep our promises and not promise what we cannot deliver.
Valendor Laboratory uses modern and accurate testing equipment of the same type Valendor† has supplied to many accredited laboratories all over the world.† Computerized data acquisition, calibration and reporting procedures are practiced in most activities to eliminate human errors. Valendor Laboratory has implemented documented testing, calibration and reporting procedures that comply with international standards.
The excellent performance of Valendorís testing equipment has also been validated by participating in Interlaboratory Trials, where Valendor Laboratory and other laboratories using Valendorís equipment have always been performing well and shoving the lowest standard deviation in the test results.†
Current capabilities/facilities/equipment specific to condoms
∑ 14 Inflation testers, Model Valendorís Accurate Inflation System, manufactured 2004.
∑ 2 Water Leakage Testers, Model Valendor with adjustable stand, manufactured 2002 ,
∑ 2 Electric Hole Testers, Model Valendor with ability to adjust test sequence, electrolyte volume etc. to meet expected amendments in current standards, manufactured 2004.
∑ One tensile tester Lloyd, manufactured 1995
∑ Complete collection of other test- and calibration equipment with a capacity corresponding to the capacity of the main equipment above.
∑ All samples and test results are controlled using a central database under a system known as LDP (Laboratory Data Processor).† Test data, much of which is acquired automatically, is logged in the database.†
∑ All equipment is regularly calibrated against national or international normals. The calibration database records full details of the calibration requirements and records for each piece of equipment including calibration histories with dates and references.
Our current testing capacity is more than 50 lots per week. The capacity can be increased in a few weeks when need arises.
The laboratory is accredited according to ISO 17025, by the same accreditation body as the Swedish laboratory used to be, namely SWEDAC, the Swedish Board for Accreditation and Conformity Assessment.
Availability of appropriate skills among staff
The Valendor Laboratory staff possesses all technical-, managerial-, quality assurance skills related to the operation of a condom testing laboratory. As developers of testing equipment and computer software for condom testing laboratories, we possess the highest possible level of skills relating the testing equipment, the administrative systems and their performance. Valendor Laboratoryís senior management has an extensive† experience both of condom manufacturing and quality management.
In case technical problems can not be solved by
the staff, Valendorís team of experts in
Our managing director, Jarmo Gustafsson is an
active expert of ISO TC 157 (Technical committee for mechanical contraceptives)
since 1989. He is regularly consulted as expert by testing laboratories and
condom manufacturers worldwide regarding the interpretation of standards and
condom quality in general.
Participation in inter-laboratory proficiency testing
Valendor Laboratory has been participating in Interlaboratory Trials since 2000.
The reports from the trials show that Valendor Laboratory has always been performing well and shoving the lowest standard deviation in the test results.†
Our clients are Governmental organizations, NGOs† and private companies.
Address: 69, Rue des Balsamines,
Tel: +230 233 1028,†† Fax: +230 233 7529