08 Dec 2011

Allentown, PA –Intertek (LSE: ITRK ), a leading provider of testing services to a wide range of industries, today announced the expansion of its advanced microscopy testing capabilities for the Americas. To improve customer access to problem-solving scanning electron microscopy (SEM) services, Intertek now offers an interactive viewing option. Customers can view the images from any online location globally.

SEM is a valuable problem-solving tool which generates high magnification images. The new remote viewing option enables the customer to interact in real-time with the microscopist as they view a material surface or cross section. As a result, a failure analysis, surface features, particle shapes, and chemical composition can be directly explored and a conclusion reached immediately. This new testing service will greatly accelerate critical decision making relating to a failure investigations or product development effort. SEM imaging is valuable for polymers, electronic materials, electrical devices or free-flowing powders, making it a great first step in many failure investigation efforts.

“Customers can now make decisions quickly when time is of the essence,” said Dr. Paula McDaniel, Intertek’s Business Development Manager of Analytical Sciences Americas. “Being able to interactively view a surface, ask questions about the image, and direct next steps means that a problem can be solved or question answered on-the-spot. This can result in money-saving return to operation or next-step decisions in their product or process development.”

For more information on Intertek ASA’s services, please visit: www.intertek.com/analytical-laboratories/asa/

For Media Inquiries:
Cassie Biscanin
PR Manager, Intertek Group, Americas Region
Direct: +1 713.543.3775
Email: cassandra.biscanin@intertek.com

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Joel Pekay
Global Sales and Marketing Director
Direct: +1 312.906.7716
Email: joel.pekay@intertek.com

About Intertek ASA (www.intertek.com/analytical-laboratories/asa/)
Intertek ASA provides advanced analytical tools and expertise for materials analysis and R&D. The laboratory supports a wide range of industries and markets including electronics, construction materials, industrial gases and more. Intertek ASA scientists have years of industry experience, supporting client research, development and production projects.

About Intertek (www.intertek.com)
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 30,000 people in more than 100 countries around the world.