As part of a joint research project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Intertek is involved in the development of new analysis methods for determining the regional and botanical origins of honeydew honeys.
Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has recently granted Intertek laboratories in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City the capability to conduct testing for the Azo and formaldehyde dyes requirements for textile products as defined in Circular No. 37/2015/TT-BCT, which went into effect in 2015.
On June 26, the GCC Standardization Organization (GSO) announced the official launching of the GSO Certificate Tracking System. The system offers pertinent information to the relevant authorities responsible for border Control and market surveillance in GSO member states.
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added a new SVHC – Benzo[def]chrysene to the Candidate List for authorization. This is one of the four proposed SVHCs that were under public consultation on Feb. 29, 2016.
To meet the increasing demand of energy-efficient lighting products in India, Intertek has added the revolutionary Type-C High Speed Moving Mirror Goniophotometer and 3-meter Integrating Sphere testing system to its Luminaire Performance Testing laboratory in New Delhi.
Smart clothing is the latest trend in textiles and fabrics, providing fitness data tracking to consumers. Intertek, with its expertise in smart clothing developing is able to provide quality assurance solutions in product development, design, production, testing and certification.
As of July 1, 2016, the new regulation “Measures for Administration on the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical Appliances and Electronic Products” is now in effect after receiving approval and being published by which has been approved and published by The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of China.
TIA-968-B-3 (Telecommunications – Telephone Terminal Equipment – Technical Requirements for Connection of Terminal Equipment to the Telephone Network – Addendum 3), an Addendum 3 to the old standard, TIA-968-B, including B-1 to B-2 is now in effect.