The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers, first responders, frontline employees like those who work in grocery stores or on public transportation, as well as everyday consumers. Intertek offers Total Quality Assurance for your COVID-19-related PPE with our testing, inspection and certification services for the following product categories:

Face Masks & Respirators – Intertek offers comprehensive testing solutions for all types of face masks:

  • N95 masks – Intertek can test your N95 masks and respirators to National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) performance regulations
  • Surgical masks – in addition to testing to surgical mask standards in the US, EU, China, and Taiwan, we offer manufacturing and operation certification to qualified clean room and safe production sites, in addition to management system certification
  • Fabric/community masks – we can support manufacturers, distributors, and retailers with testing of non-medial fabric masks, including restricted substances, labeling, fiber content, flammability, packaging requirements and more

We also developed the Intertek Mask Label to support our customers in communicating the verified quality and performance attributes of mask products, as well as to promote regulatory compliance and increase traceability of mask products on the market.

Protective gowns – Intertek offers gown testing for protective gowns including non-surgical, surgical, isolation, surgical isolation, procedural and operating room gowns, including functional, physical, chemical, and penetration resistance testing recognized by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA), penetration tests, cleanliness qualifications and other physical and chemical testing for EU market, and GB testing for China market access.

Disposable gloves – Our disposable gloves testing capabilities include verifying compliance to US, EU, China and international association standards, including ASTM, EN, GB and ISO standards.

Protective eyewear – Intertek provides functional, physical and mechanical testing for safety goggles and face shields to EN, ANSI/ISEA, CSA, AS/NZS and GB standards.

Hand sanitizer – We also provide comprehensive tests for hand sanitizers against standards in the US, EU, UK, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand, as well as manufacturing and operation certification to qualified clean and safe production site and quality management system certification.

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