The Department has established testing facilities for various engineering materials like cement, paper, fertilizers, paints, varnishes, oils, petroleum products, water, metals, alloys, plastics, etc., as described in I.S. codes. It also undertakes the testing of industrial raw materials like molasses, lime, latex, ores, etc. Other testing facilities include characterization of materials, percent purity of material, calibration of weights, identification of polymers, instrumental analysis, etc. It extends consultancy work to the neighboring industries in the area of chemical analysis, interpretation of spectral results, synthetic organic chemistry, purification of organic dye intermediates & dye stuff and other related fields.