Blog: Product Design

Sitting Pretty
12 September 2017

Sitting Pretty

Assessing Furniture to BIFMA Standards More…

Pet Product Safety
20 September 2016

Pet Product Safety

Our Furry Friends Need Protection Too! More…

Evaluating Barrier Properties in Key Material Decisions
12 July 2016

Evaluating Barrier Properties in Key Material Decisions

Instrumented Vs. Non-Instrumented Measurements for Water Vapor Transmission Rate Testing More…

Using Gelbo Flex Testing to Determine Flexible Material Durability
Evolving Energy Efficiency Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration
Button and Coin Cell Batteries
How to Create Better Products Using Consumer Insights
02 February 2016

How to Create Better Products Using Consumer Insights

Using customer preferences to shape product lines More…

This Year, I Would Like...
15 December 2015

This Year, I Would Like...

How much of what we wish for is determined by external factors? More…

The Emotional Design Checklist
Bringing Hidden Risks of Window Coverings to Light
Quality Risks and Rewards from the Digitization and Migration of the Production Sector
Grow (and Protect) your Brand with Smart Sourcing
14 July 2015

Grow (and Protect) your Brand with Smart Sourcing

Using performance benchmarking to educate yourself on what you are buying More…

Is that Product Safe for My Child to Use?
18 June 2015

Is that Product Safe for My Child to Use?

Gaining insight into the risks and rewards associated with the safety of juvenile products. More…

6 Novel Electrical Toy Risk Assessment Tools
Top Failures With Mobile Health Apps
27 May 2015

Top Failures With Mobile Health Apps

As the medical device industry looks to enter the world of mobile apps, here are six common issues you should be ready to address. More…

Left-handed in a right-handed world: A Case Study in Foreseeable Use
19 May 2015

Left-handed in a right-handed world: A Case Study in Foreseeable Use

Product design cannot simply allow for intended use, but must also take consumer behaviour into consideration. Identifying a product’s foreseeable use can be as simple as looking at who will use your product. More…

A New World: Recalls and Risk Assessments
11 March 2015

A New World: Recalls and Risk Assessments

Attitudes towards risk are changing. In this fluctuating regulatory landscape, how do you know when to start conducting a risk assessment or consider a recall? Intertek Product Intelligence and Hogan Lovells teamed up to discuss these challenges. More…

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency
10 February 2015

Evolving Regulations for Commercial Refrigeration Energy Efficiency

An overview of how recent, significant regulatory changes in energy efficiency and alternative refrigerants that will impact the commercial refrigeration industry. More…

Key considerations in future proofing the product safety supply chain
06 January 2015

Key considerations in future proofing the product safety supply chain

There are multiple considerations behind the development of a robust product safety supply strategy and here we explore the main areas when developing leading organisational assurance processes. 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…

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…

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…

Benchmarking Makes a Brand
19 November 2013

Benchmarking Makes a Brand

Benchmarking is about product performance. A brand that conducts a benchmarking process will be able to determine their products’ performance. More…

In Focus: Can sunshine melt cars?
24 September 2013

In Focus: Can sunshine melt cars?

Thermal evaluations are conducted on the product in question in order to evaluate risk. More…