Intertek Polychemlab Approved as Official Laboratory Partner to Volvo Cars for chamber testing

February 12, 2019

Geleen, The Netherlands - Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has been approved as an external laboratory partner to Volvo Cars.

Supplementing the Group’s expanding range of OEM accreditations, Intertek has gained official Volvo approval for 1M3 meter chamber testing (VCS 1027, 2769) purposes. The test includes the determination of volatile organic substances and the evaluation of odour by Intertek’s trained subject matter specialists. The accreditation applies to Intertek Polychemlab in Geleen (NL) and Intertek San Antonio (USA).

As part of Intertek’s ATIC services, gaseous VOC constituents emitted from test samples will be captured and identified. Customers will be provided with a summary of the VOC analysis, evaluation of odour and determination of a gravimetric fogging value for interiors and components. VCS 1027,2769 is the Volvo specific Standard for the international known standards VDA 276-1 and ISO 12219-4, used for engineering judgments as to the usability of materials and components.

Marco Theunissen, Business Development Manager Automotive Polymers at Intertek said: “Intertek has been accredited for materials testing by market leading automotive OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) and this latest partnership with Volvo pays testament to our focus on bringing quality and safety to life. Our specialists work closely with customers on VOC issues to minimize problems before they arise, whilst providing VOC and aldehyde-ketone emissions testing services for materials and products. This enables our customers to continue to power ahead safely.”

Intertek delivers market-leading, systemic TQA solutions for companies in the automotive industries with efficient, cost-effective insights and ATIC capabilities. Intertek is accredited to conduct hundreds of electrical, chemical, and mechanical tests for automotive components, products, and systems.

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