18 Feb 2015

Chicago – Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries around the world, will exhibit and present at the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization (ICPHSO) annual meeting and training symposium, February 23-26 in Orlando. In addition to showing in the exhibition hall, Intertek experts will also be speaking at three sessions, offering insights into safety and compliance with familiar materials and new technologies.

Intertek’s speakers will present at the following times:

  • Monday, February 23: Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia, Director of Technical Services presents on heavy metal limitations in consumer products. This session will provide an up-to-date review of existing and emerging heavy metals limits around the world; highlight heavy metals and products that present a higher regulatory risk to companies; and explain the difference between “total” and “soluble” limits and the primary test methods used to measure these elements.
  • Thursday, February 26: Julie Vlahos, Vice President of Global Products & U.S. Marketing and Dr. Sherri Bassner, Vice President of Chemical Services discuss product safety for 3D printing. This session will dive into the overall innovation of 3D printing; how designers, manufacturers, retailers/brands and consumers alike plan to take advantage of it in the future and potential product safety implications
  • Thursday, February 26: Julie Vlahos, Vice President of Global Products & U.S. Marketing and Marcel Hill, Global Director/General Manager present on how the Internet of Things impacts different industries. This session will carefully examine four different product categories (government regulatory monitoring devices, wearable healthcare, smart home appliance and toys) to uncover the complex concerns, benefits, challenges, implications and solutions that arise when interconnectivity and consumer safety collide.

In the exhibit hall, Intertek will offer insights into safety and compliance for toys, apparel, furniture, appliances and electronics and more. Visitors to the booth can speak with Intertek representatives one-on-one and see first-hand various 3D printers in action.

Intertek is an experienced industry leader in consumer product safety testing, performance verification and more. Manufacturers and industry associations rely on Intertek for our commitment to customer service, expertise, and quality testing, as well as our speed to market. Learn more about Intertek’s offerings at www.intertek.com/services.

About Intertek
Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com.


For Intertek:
Cheryl Prejsnar
Public Relations Manager
(630) 481-3185