Intertek Responds to Industry Demand for Accredited Testing of Composites

April 04, 2013

Intertek Pittsfield announces expanded ISO 17025 scope to include composites testing.

Pittsfield, MA – Intertek, a global leader in quality and safety solutions for a wide range of industries, today announces that Intertek in Pittsfield, MA has been recertified and added additional tests to ISO 17025 accreditation, general criteria for the competency of testing laboratories. Additional tests added meet client-driven demand for testing of composites and constituents including Climbing Drum Peel (ASTM D1781), Compression of Composites (ASTM D3410), Tensile In-Plane Shear of Matrix Composites (ASTM D3518), Moisture Absorption and Equilibrium Conditioning (ASDTM D5229), Mode I Fracture Toughness (ASTM D5528) and more. ISO accreditation demonstrates that Intertek Pittsfield has successfully completed the ISO evaluation process, including an assessment of the laboratory's compliance with the A2LA Information Technology Program Requirements.

ISO 17025 is the international standard by which a laboratory's commitment to quality is evaluated. Intertek achieved this accreditation by demonstrating technical competence for product compliance testing with the operation and effectiveness of its laboratory. ISO 17025 not only considers management and technical expertise, but also emphasizes continual product and process improvement.

"Our clients drive everything we do in Pittsfield, and the expansion of our scope is a direct response to our clients need for testing of new composites materials in rigorous applications in automotive and other industries," says James Galipeau, General Manager, Intertek Pittsfield. "This is in addition to Nadcap which is in support of aerospace applications and displays Intertek's commitment to quality in supporting a wide range of market sectors with advanced materials testing."

Intertek provides advanced materials analysis, quality control, and R&D. The laboratory supports a wide range of industries and markets including aerospace, automotive, building, consumer goods, and more. Intertek engineers and technicians have years of industry experience, supporting client research, development, production, and sustainability projects.

To learn more about the full range of services available from Intertek Pittsfield, visit: www.intertek.com

Contacts

Kimberly Beauregard, Sales and Marketing Manager
Direct: +1 413.499.0983
Email: Kimberly.beauregard@intertek.com

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.