Green chemistry

For decades, the Tintometer® Group has been known as a producer of reagents for water analysis, which are supplied under the brand name Lovibond®.

The wide range of applications requires differenttypes of reagents.

Also, users tend to have personal preferences as to which dosage system to use.

Our broad product range covers blistered tablet reagents, powder reagents packed in aluminium foil and precise dosing liquid reagents in dropper bottles.

With all our reagents, we strive to keep the formulations as environmentally friendly as possible. Hazardous substances are – whenever possible – replaced by harmless and functionally identical substitutes.

Where the required chemistry of the detection method makes the use of these substances absolutely necessary, the concentration levels are lowered to the minimum rate, without compromising the accuracy of the analysis results.

For example, our reagents for Pool & Spa water testing are free from boric acid, which is still frequently being used as an additive in the industry.

The European Union (EU) has classified boric acid as a dangerous substance.

The Lovibond® DPD No. 1 tablets are not only 100% free from boric acid, they also guarantee compliance with the buffering effect required by the standard.

This characteristic makes the tablet a leader in its field.

Tablet reagents

Our test tablets are manufactured in Germany under tightly controlled conditions on the latest machinery.

Maintaining the highest quality standards permits Tintometer to guarantee our tablet reagents for a minimum of 5 years, and some for as long as 10 years.

We can make this promise because each tablet is hermetically sealed within an individual aluminium foil pocket, protecting against challenging environmental conditions. This packaging keeps each tablet in perfect condition, right up until the time it is needed by the user.

Test tablets remain the most consistent and reliable reagent format available, consistently outperforming other reagent formats, and delivering maximum accuracy for the user.

The aluminium foil blister packaging brings added convenience to the tradition of protection achieved in the Lovibond® long established tablet production technology.

With the blister strip, the user just pushes the tablet through the protective foil, straight into the sample. Simple, time-saving and practical. This type of packaging, long established in pharmaceutical applications, combines all the advantages of protective foil, with convenience for the user. There are no safety risks if the tablets are used in line with the instructions supplied. Safety data sheets are available for all reagents.

Specifications and Certificate of Analysis

To express the high quality standard of Lovibond® tablet reagents, specifications for each type of tablet as well as a "Certificate of Analysis" for each lot is available in the down-load area at

Tube tests

Lovibond® tube tests enable the user to easily perform highly sensitive and precise water testing.

When using tube tests measurement is considerably faster and easier, particularly in the case of standard and serial tests.

The tube tests contain a precisely measured amount of reagent, thereby avoiding the presence of superfluous chemicals and optimising test safety. Up to six different measuring ranges are available for the various tests.

The tubes are made of special optical glass with a 16 mm in diameter. They are supplied in a storage and dispatch box together with the digestion or auxiliary reagents. This packaging unit contains 24 or 25 reaction vials and up to 2 zero vials for photometer system calibration.