10 Oct 2012


Pittsfield, MA USA – Intertek, a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, has expanded composites testing capacity with the addition of another Universal Tester with up to 250kN load cell capacity.

Intertek provides testing, inspection, and other analytical laboratory services to composites manufacturers and end-users at the Pittsfield laboratory. New investment highlights include data precision through reduced bending utilizing Align Pro to meet Nadcap accuracy requirements for tension, the Hydraulic Composite Compression Fixture (HCCF) High Heat Extensometers and 8 Channel Strain Gage measurement for intricate bearing bypass assessments, poisson’s ratio and more. Intertek Pittsfield is Nadcap AC7122/1 accredited for non-metallic materials, class A composite materials to support aerospace material submissions and A2LA (IEC/ISO 17025:05) Accredited for composite material submission in automotive Part Production Approval Process (PPAP), wind energy assessments and other industry requirements.

“The increased capacity serves our clients requirement for quick-turnaround testing services to meet technical specifications which in turn allows our clients to complete the manufacturing process faster and with higher quality control,” states James Galipeau General Manager of Intertek Pittsfield. “The state-of-the art testing services providing a competitive advantage for clients in terms of laboratory knowledge, rapid and responsive service and technical experience via Intertek’s global network.”

Learn more about Intertek’s composites services by visiting: https://www.intertek.com/polymers/composites/


Media enquiries:
Joel Pekay, Sales & Marketing, Intertek Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals, +1 (312) 906-7716

Market enquiries:
Kimberly Beauregard, Sales & Marketing, Polymer and Plastics Services, Intertek Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals, +1-413-499-0983 x214


About Intertek
Intertek (ITRK.L) 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. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek helps its clients to meet end users’ expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world. Visit www.intertek.com