Terms and Conditions



Hephestos Pty Ltd (including its Principal and its Agents; “Hephestos”) claims copyright over all proprietary information, graphics and text within this site, including the logo and the name.  The Hephestos logo and material contained in this website comprise the intellectual property of Hephestos, and shall not be copied or used by other parties without the prior written permission of Hephestos.





Hephestos has made its best endeavours to ensure that the information within this website is true and accurate as at the time of writing.  The information is subject to change without notice.


The information is not intended as expert advice and Hephestos makes no warranty as to its fitness or currency for a particular purpose.  As far as lawfully possible, Hephestos accepts no liability for any loss, injury or damage (including consequential loss) which may be incurred by any person or body as a consequence of their reliance on the information contained in this website.


Hephestos makes all reasonable efforts for material contained in this website to be free of malware and viruses.  However, it does not guarantee that this material is free of such malware or viruses, and accepts no liability for losses, impairments or disruption in functionality resultant from downloading from this site.  Although Hephestos has made all reasonable efforts to ensure the security of its website, it shall not accept any liability for unwanted dissemination or loss of data (including personal) as a result of host security breaches, or of insecure connections.





Hephestos will communicate and work with the Clients to understand their needs, and above all to get answers.


Standard analytical services provided by Hephestos may include any or all of the following:

  • X-ray diffraction analyses, qualitative and quantitative.
  • Qualitative chemical analyses.
  • Rapid turnaround, interpretive, problem-solving analyses.
  • Surface analysis.


Additional scientific services and environmental services including IP development, literature and data reviews, and supporting and substantiation document preparation for applications or reports are available subject to Engagement Terms and Conditions.


Direct any enquiries through the Contact page.


Hephestos may also disclose any information it considers necessary to the appropriate Authorities in emergency situations, or to report suspicious activity.


Remaining samples will be disposed of after three (3) months from the date of issue of the report unless otherwise notified.  Storage fees may be charged if sample retention is required.  Sample return will be at the Client’s expense.


Hardcopy documents may also be disposed of after 3 months from the date of issue of the report unless otherwise notified.

“Understanding from Knowledge” (Γνῶθι Mαθών) – means that no problem goes unexplained.