Intertek Opens Chemical Testing SuperCenter Centralizing Offering in One Location

  Intertek Opens Chemical Testing SuperCenter Centralizing Offering in One
  Location

  Arlington Heights Serves as Single Service Location for Tests Across Many
                                  Industries

Business Wire

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- July 16, 2013

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today
announced the launch of a centralized, Chemical Testing SuperCenter in the
Chicagoland area. The SuperCenter offers chemical testing to ensure product
compliance to regulations such as EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances
(RoHS and RoHS2), Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of
Chemical substances (REACH) and in the U.S. the Consumer Product Safety
Improvement Act (CPSIA) and state regulations including California’s
Proposition 65, to name a few.

The SuperCenter serves a variety of Intertek’s customers across industries
facing stringent state, federal and global chemical testing regulations and
standards, including appliances and electronics, building products, textiles
and apparel, medical devices, housewares, furniture, toys and children’s
products, footwear and accessories, transportation technologies, lighting and
wireless systems. The center also offers additional services, such as rush
testing capabilities, Bill of Materials (BoM) assessment services, performance
testing and benchmarking and quality assurance solutions.

“The Chemical Testing SuperCenter meets the needs of our customers and
delivers a centralized and streamlined, single-source testing hub,” said Gregg
Tiemann, Chief Executive, Products, Intertek. “Our goals are to simplify the
testing process for our customers, as the complexity of the regulatory
landscape increases, and to provide more efficient, thorough and convenient
chemical testing than ever before.”

Intertek Super Center Media Webinar

Media are invited to get a first look at the SuperCenter and to gain valuable
insight from Intertek experts today at 11 a.m. Central Time. An informative
webinar will feature a panel discussion on the following topics:

  *The impact of the recast of RoHS on the medical device market in Europe
  *Intertek’s RoHS/REACH consulting offerings
  *Current environmental issues affecting the textiles industry, including
    the use of flame retardants in soft home furnishings
  *How the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act cast a spotlight on
    chemicals in toys and children’s products

Panel experts include:

  *Dr. Ruud Overbeek, Vice President, Global Health, Environmental and
    Regulatory Services
  *Sunny Rai, Regional Vice President, Renewable Energy and Restricted
    Substances
  *Pam Streed, Vice President, Electrical
  *Kristin Gruaz, Vice President, U.S. Toys, Hardlines and Softlines
  *Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia, Director of Technical Services, Toys, Hardlines and
    Softlines

To attend, contact Emily Kellam, 312.861.5262 or emily.kellam@mslgroup.com. To
learn more about the SuperCenter, visit:
www.intertek.com/consumer/chemical-testing/north-america-lab/.

About Intertek

Intertek is the leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide.
From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality
assurance and certification, Intertek adds value to customers’ products,
processes and assets. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and
offices and over 35,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports
companies’ success in a global marketplace. Intertek helps its customers to
meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance,
integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit
www.intertek.com.

Contact:

For Market Inquiries:
Kristin Gruaz
Vice President, U.S. Toys, Hardlines and Softlines, Intertek
Direct: 312.906.7722
Email: kristin.gruaz@intertek.com
or
For Media Inquiries:
Emily Kellam
Senior Account Executive, MSLGROUP
Direct: 312.861.5262
Email: emily.kellam@mslgroup.com
or
Cassie Biscanin
PR Manager, Intertek Americas
Direct: 713.543.3775
Email: cassandra.biscanin@intertek.com
 
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