Luggage and Bags Testing
In response to increasing demands for high quality, problem-free goods, Intertek conducts quality control testing on a wide range of luggage items.
Luggage, bags, and handbags are designed to ensure safe transit of other valuable personal items. It is, therefore, necessary to test for strength of fastening, buckles, handles and wheels / rollers. The strength of strap fastenings is an important consideration in the quality assessment of handbags and luggage. Intertek is able to carry out all strength tests utilizing state-of-the-art equipment to assess the risk of strap failures, whether at fastenings (e.g., buckles) or where the strap is attached to the body of the item itself. In addition to fastness of color to various agencies, Intertek's laboratories have extensive expertise to test for the intended performance of your luggage, ensuring its safety.
In an era where global concern to “go green” complements a simultaneous need to ban and/or restrict hazardous substances in consumer products, end user safety is at the very forefront of Intertek’s mission. Legal requirements in many countries, particularly in the European Union, mandate that products, such as clothing, bedding, towels, hairpieces, wigs, hats, diapers and other sanitary products, footwear, gloves, watch straps, belts, purses/wallets, briefcases, chair covers, toys and others, that have potential for direct and prolonged skin or oral contact, are to be tested for high or unacceptable levels of suspected carcinogens or allergenic substances like the following:
- Formaldehyde Content
- Dimethylfumarate Research and Testing
- Extractable Heavy Metals: such as antimony (Sb), arsenic (As), lead (Pb ), cadmium (Cd), mercury (Hg), copper (Cu), chromium (Cr) total, chromium (Cr) VI, cobalt (Co), and nickel (Ni)
- Pesticides & Herbicides Residues
- Pentachlorophenol (PCP)
- Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP)
- PVC Plasticizers - Phthalates
- Organotin Compounds - TBT & DBT
- Azo / Carcinogenic / Allergenic Dyes
- Chlorinated Organic Carriers
- Flame Retardants
- pH Value
In addition to the luggage testing solutions stated above, Intertek also offers a full suite of services for each and every chemical found in your product including toxicity assessments, chemical certification and quality assurance solutions.