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Intertek representatives will present new automotive composites services in Europe during VDI “Plastics in Automotive

  Intertek representatives will present new automotive composites services in   Europe during VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” conference 2014  Business Wire  GELEEN, Netherlands -- April 1, 2014  Intertek,  a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, will highlight its new European automotive composites test facilities during the prominent VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” conference on April 2^nd and 3^rd 2014 in Mannheim, Germany.  The functionality and usage of composites in automotive engineering is expanding rapidly and there is a growing need for development work to support diverse applications and production. As a result, the demand for independent composites testing expertise using specialized test equipment and test processes to meet these requirements has also increased.  Intertek’s Country Managing Director for the Benelux region, Eric Ris, said: “Driven by the need for sustainable and lightweight materials the demand for independent composites testing facilities by the automotive materials industry is growing. Following on from the expansion of our automotive composites testing facility in the US in 2010, we have extended this service into Europe and are now able to provide global support to the automotive polymers and composites industries.”  “This is yet another area in which Intertek is expanding its resources to meet our customers’ needs, while also supporting global initiatives to increase energy efficiency and reduce dependence on petroleum through usage of innovative materials and technologies “ said Tim Hubbard, Intertek’s Vice President of Transportation Technologies Business Line.  Intertek representatives will be available to discuss automotive plastics and composites services during VDI Plastics in Automotive Engineering at booth 87.  To learn more about Intertek composites services: http://www.intertek.com/composites  About Intertek  Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.  Contact:  Intertek Life Sciences – Chemicals and Materials Chantal Haarmann Marketing and Communication Manager Telephone: +31 (0)88 126 8888 chantal.haarmann@intertek.com  
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