Blog: 2014

Making a Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking in Europe? Avoid 5 common mistakes.
30 December 2014

Making a Declaration of Conformity for CE Marking in Europe? Avoid 5 common mistakes.

Whilst making a Declaration of Conformity is a common activity for many manufacturers, there are a number of common mistakes that can be avoided. More…

The Whole Product Package
23 December 2014

The Whole Product Package

Evaluating the entire lifespan of a package - from raw materials to packaging production and from transportation to store shelves - will produce more successful results in the protection of the product. More…

Sharing the Intertek Experience
16 December 2014

Sharing the Intertek Experience

Recent Podcast helps share Intertek’s capabilities. More…

New major investments in the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam
09 December 2014

New major investments in the Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam

Intertek is ready to respond to this new growth. More…

Safety Culture or Culture of Safety, what is the difference?
02 December 2014

Safety Culture or Culture of Safety, what is the difference?

Every organisation has a safety culture. It doesn't always mean that it is the right one. More…

Ensure Safety During the Holidays
18 November 2014

Ensure Safety During the Holidays

A happy holiday season is one that begins and ends with everyone's safety. More…

Flying Blind: New Minerals Processing Technologies and Plant Design - Part 2
11 November 2014

Flying Blind: New Minerals Processing Technologies and Plant Design - Part 2

New minerals processing techniques may offer you increased efficiency or may saddle your project with a white elephant, and finding out ahead of time is not always straight forward. More…

Getting extra value out of your testing and certification investment?
04 November 2014

Getting extra value out of your testing and certification investment?

Improve the ROI on your testing and certification programme: 3 tips to get more from your compliance investment. More…

Halloween Horror Stories: Looking to the past to ensure a safe holiday
28 October 2014

Halloween Horror Stories: Looking to the past to ensure a safe holiday

Although Halloween is intended to scare, no company wants to sell, supply or manufacture an unsafe product this holiday season. Intertek, global quality solutions provider, highlights the importance of looking to the horror stories of the past, to ensure safe consumers this Halloween. More…

Flying Blind: New Minerals Processing Technologies and Plant Design - Part 1
21 October 2014

Flying Blind: New Minerals Processing Technologies and Plant Design - Part 1

New minerals processing techniques may offer you increased efficiency or may saddle your project with a white elephant, and finding out ahead of time is not always straight forward. More…

Opportunities in Africa
14 October 2014

Opportunities in Africa

It’s a good time to be in Africa. More…

Getting the Full Picture?
08 October 2014

Getting the Full Picture?

Virtual Immersion into an Accurate, Digital Representation of Site More…

Just How Can I Achieve 'Asset Light Expansion' in my Growth Markets? Part 2
30 September 2014

Just How Can I Achieve 'Asset Light Expansion' in my Growth Markets? Part 2

Examining the options in terms of outsourcing, partnering or building your own laboratory facilities for quality and safety testing More…

Just How Can I Achieve 'Asset Light Expansion' in my Growth Markets?
25 September 2014

Just How Can I Achieve 'Asset Light Expansion' in my Growth Markets?

Examining the options in terms of outsourcing, partnering or building your own laboratory facilities for quality and safety testing. More…

China: A Regulatory Update
22 September 2014

China: A Regulatory Update

Changes in novel food regulations will impact new and existing novel food products. More…

Is your consumer product in compliance with California Proposition 65?
16 September 2014

Is your consumer product in compliance with California Proposition 65?

Failure to be in compliance can lead to law suits, heavy penalties and court-mandated reformulation. More…

How Competitive Intelligence Can Win Business
10 September 2014

How Competitive Intelligence Can Win Business

Competitive Intelligence helps to identify how your product compares to competitors and provides you with data-driven information that can be leveraged for space on retailers' shelves. More…

Designing a new product? Pitfalls and common issues.
03 September 2014

Designing a new product? Pitfalls and common issues.

Designing a new product? Understand the pitfalls and common issues by engaging with Intertek’s training solutions early on. More…

Durian Tested for Degree of Ripeness
28 August 2014

Durian Tested for Degree of Ripeness

A Farmer in Thailand was jailed for selling unripe Durian. But why? And why should we care? More…

Part 3 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products
26 August 2014

Part 3 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products

Are you making or importing a Product? Are you sure? More…

Monitoring Pipelines for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion
19 August 2014

Monitoring Pipelines for Microbiologically Influenced Corrosion

Pipeline failure can have serious consequences in the oil and gas industry. Understanding and mitigating the causes of failure is a vital part of pipeline maintenance and is a valued service provided by Intertek. More…

Onshore-Offshore 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology for Engineering Solutions
12 August 2014

Onshore-Offshore 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology for Engineering Solutions

Are you looking for Engineering Solutions? Learn more about 3D Laser Scanning and Dimensional Control Technology. More…

Highly Anticipated Report on Phthalates Recommends CPSC Ban New Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Articles
07 August 2014

Highly Anticipated Report on Phthalates Recommends CPSC Ban New Phthalates in Toys and Child Care Articles

On July 28, 2014, the CPSC Chronic Hazard Advisory Panel released its highly anticipated report on the use of phthalates in toys and children’s products. More…

Skimping on Testing? It’ll Cost You
05 August 2014

Skimping on Testing? It’ll Cost You

Testing early and often is one of the most cost-effective ways to develop a quality product More…

A Closer Look at EVs and FCVs: Competing or Complimentary Technologies?
29 July 2014

A Closer Look at EVs and FCVs: Competing or Complimentary Technologies?

What are the competing or complementary technologies of EVs and FCVs? More…

The EV Advantage
22 July 2014

The EV Advantage

In part two of this three part series, we’ll take a closer look at the electric vehicle advantage and energy efficiency advantage More…

Fuel Cells vs Batteries in the Automotive Sector
15 July 2014

Fuel Cells vs Batteries in the Automotive Sector

What are the benefits of fuel cell vehicles? More…

When Leaders Err on the Wrong Side of Safety
02 July 2014

When Leaders Err on the Wrong Side of Safety

As leaders, what do we do when we err on the wrong side of safety? More…

Leading Others to the Right Side of Safety
26 June 2014

Leading Others to the Right Side of Safety

As leaders, what can we do to influence safe behaviour and lead by example? More…

Expert Insights: Understanding the current state of the Shale Industry
19 June 2014

Expert Insights: Understanding the current state of the Shale Industry

Get a closer look at the state of the Shale market as highlights from this year’s Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) were captured by one of the leading experts in the industry today. More…

A Closer Look: Wireless Charging Might Just Free You from 'Cable'
29 May 2014

A Closer Look: Wireless Charging Might Just Free You from 'Cable'

Wireless charging allows a mobile device to be charged through electromagnetic induction without wires attached. But how? More…

A Closer Look: AHJs and the Need for Third-Party Qualified Personnel
15 May 2014

A Closer Look: AHJs and the Need for Third-Party Qualified Personnel

Today, building and electrical codes are more complex than ever. But what does this mean for Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs)? More…

A Closer Look: Lubricant, Fuels and Other Fluids are Critical to the Aviation Industry
06 May 2014

A Closer Look: Lubricant, Fuels and Other Fluids are Critical to the Aviation Industry

Lubricants and fuels help ensure that engines and other systems operate smoothly, but they must be monitored. More…

Moving to the Right Side of Safety: Leading Others, Creating a Safety-Focused Culture
30 April 2014

Moving to the Right Side of Safety: Leading Others, Creating a Safety-Focused Culture

What factors provide a safety culture and how do leaders empower individuals? More…

Moving to the Right Side of Safety: Where Are We on the Path?
29 April 2014

Moving to the Right Side of Safety: Where Are We on the Path?

We are all at different stages on the path from high-risk to the right side of safety. Safety leadership has many steps. More…

Crude Oil: Demanding quality sampling and testing is not 'Crude'  at all
22 April 2014

Crude Oil: Demanding quality sampling and testing is not 'Crude' at all

Recent developments in the United States Shale regions have prompted a new, more defined focus by regulatory agencies on the produced materials from this region. More…

A Closer Look: Chocolate Easter Eggs, The Global Supply Chain
18 April 2014

A Closer Look: Chocolate Easter Eggs, The Global Supply Chain

The average chunk of chocolate undergoes hundreds of assessments from the day the cocoa seed is planted. More…

Requirements for a Gluten-Free Food Label
03 April 2014

Requirements for a Gluten-Free Food Label

Do you know about the regulatory requirements for food labeling, specifically when it comes to gluten free products? More…

A Closer Look: Korean Market Now has Access to CAPA
24 March 2014

A Closer Look: Korean Market Now has Access to CAPA

The Korean market will now have access to CAPA parts as an alternative to OEM. More…

Part 2 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products
05 March 2014

Part 2 of 3: Mixtures, Manufactured Items and Products

Are you making or importing a mixture? Are you sure? More…

A Closer Look: Oil Refineries Require Care and Feeding To Thrive
20 February 2014

A Closer Look: Oil Refineries Require Care and Feeding To Thrive

What makes refineries, ultimately, thrive? ? Several factors come into play. More…

Making Sense of the RoHS2 Directive for Medical Devices
10 February 2014

Making Sense of the RoHS2 Directive for Medical Devices

Learn more today about non-electrical items and if they are included in the RoHS2 directive. More…

Importance of Scientific Methodology Evaluation
21 January 2014

Importance of Scientific Methodology Evaluation

Proper planning, execution, and interpretation of toxicology studies are critical in obtaining reliable and useable results. More…

A Closer Look: EFSA-SC Weighs in on Endocrine Disruptors
10 January 2014

A Closer Look: EFSA-SC Weighs in on Endocrine Disruptors

What are the differences between endocrine active substances and endocrine disruptors? More…

Update: RoHS 2 Deadline for July 22, 2014
08 January 2014

Update: RoHS 2 Deadline for July 22, 2014

When is RoHS 2 compliance required for declaration of CE Mark? More…

Solar installations driving down costs and increasing efficiency with 1000 volt systems
07 March 2014

Solar installations driving down costs and increasing efficiency with 1000 volt systems

The majority of certified PV modules and Balance of System (BoS) Components (inverters, combiner boxes, wiring harnesses, connectors, etc.) have been tested and certified for use at a maximum system voltage of 600 Volts. More…