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SLS – Your partner for Laboratory and Research Chemicals

publication date: Mar 26, 2021
author/source: Scientific Laboratory Supplies



Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS), are pleased to announce a further consolidation of their Merck relationship after being appointed as an official distributor for the Merck – Supelco ® Range of Analytical Products. Comprising of over 500,000 products, the comprehensive range from SLS provides a solution to most applications.

As the UK’s largest independent supplier of Laboratory chemicals, SLS have strived to address a principal concern of busy customers; How to reduce the administrative burden that comes with sourcing chemicals from several companies?

SLS are uniquely placed to meet customers’ chemical requirements by offering the broadest range of chemicals from the world’s most respected manufacturers, removing the hassle of finding, receiving, and unpacking multiple different deliveries as well as co-ordinating orders with a multitude of chemical companies. By working with SLS, customers deal with one company for all their chemical requirements - meaning you have one contact for all your chemical orders.


SLS’ principal brands include:

  • Merck with the Sigma-Aldrich and Supelco product lines offering a full range of organic research chemicals, solvents, and other lab essentials. As a global leader in the industry, Merck are committed to high-quality products and services, manufacturing effectiveness, and meeting customers’ expectations. Quality is embedded in everything Merck do, meaning they provide quality, compliance, and business support in the most effective and efficient way for the entire portfolio.  
  • For analytical reagents, HPLC/MS solvents, and other general laboratory reagents, SLS partner with Honeywell who produce world leading products, including the market leading Karl Fischer line, Hydranal as well as the Fluka and Riedel-de Haën brands.
  • SLS compliment these brands further with their own SLS Select range of buffers, volumetrics and routine acids and bases, to offer a price competitive alternative to other brands.
  • To ensure customers can meet their calibration and validation needs, SLS offer a full range of Reference Materials and Calibration Standards from Reagecon and Spex Certiprep.


With over 30 years’ experience, SLS are acutely aware that in the fast-paced world of routine lab testing and given the time-pressured nature of your work, you need chemicals available in the right place at the right time. To this end, SLS work with manufacturing partners to deliver directly from their facility to your premises, ensuring rapid delivery with no intermediate stock holding. This streamlined logistical arrangement ensures there are no unnecessary delays to the supply of your required chemicals, with next day delivery available on stocked items.

With the changing face of regulatory compliance and the increased requirement for certification of products used in research and production, SLS will ensure you have access to the all the certification you need. Whether your requirement is for a simple Certificate of Analysis (CoA), detailed change-control notification or further validation for use in Bioprocessing or IVD, then SLS is your go-to partner to ensure you carry the certifications you need.

Whether you are working in a University or Research facility, Food Laboratory, Clinical Testing, Pharmaceutical QC or Environmental analysis, performing routine tests or sophisticated chromatography then SLS can deliver the chemicals you need, when you need them.

Contact SLS today to find out more about how their consolidated chemical offering can help you.


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