Stationery and arts & crafts products are used by consumers of all ages, requiring verification of performance, quality and safety standards and regulations

Intertek’s global network of technical experts, inspectors and third-party certifiers can help you navigate the compliance landscape of stationery and arts & crafts materials through our Assurance, Testing, Inspection, and Certification services.

As a total quality service provider of stationery and arts & crafts materials testing, Intertek provides standards testing and quality and performance testing, including:

Regulatory Testing

  • BS 7272 and ISO 11540 for the safety of pen caps and end-plugs for children
  • Toxicological risk assessments for inks, paints, crayons, craft embellishments
  • Labeling of Hazardous Art Materials Act (LHAMA)
  • REACH chemical requirements
  • CPSIA for children’s products
  • EN 71 for children’s art and craft toys
  • Microbiological cleanliness (USP 51, USP 61/62, BP XVII B &C)
  • ISO, TAPPI and GB standards for paper quality

Performance Testing

  • Pen writing performance tests
  • Washability of inks for children’s pens and markers
  • Pen writing longevity tests
  • Adhesion strength for glues and adhesives
  • Performance life-time testing for Stationery accessories

In addition, Intertek helps clients build, enhance, and protect their brands through supply chain assurance and advisory services that go above and beyond regulatory compliance.

Stationery and Writing Instruments Testing

Stationery and writing instruments – like notebooks, writing paper, letterhead, pens, and pencils – are used by everyone from professionals in the workplace to children in classrooms to families at home.

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