The worldwide group of, testing laboratories Intertek has announced that it will be opening its first consumer goods testing laboratory for textiles, apparel and soft home furnishing in Seongsu-dong, Seoul, Korea.
Intertek have stated that the establishment of the laboratory came about in direct response to an increase in demand from customers in the region, including textile manufacturers, suppliers and exporters, for efficient, cost-effective quality and safety testing to enable them to meet increasingly stringent international standards and regulations.
The new laboratory provides innovative services, including fibre identification, feather and down testing, flammability, care label instruction, performance testing and eco-textile certification. In addition to testing services, Intertek’s Korea laboratory also offers consultation and training services.
It is strategically positioned close to the manufacturing sites and customers’ buying offices – this will allow the company to respond to the ever-changing textile and apparel regulations, as well as global industry standards.
Calvin Yam, regional president of Asia Pacific at Intertek, said: “Intertek has been highly regarded as a testing and quality solutions partner across a variety of industries in Korea for more than 40 years. Intertek’s reputation for efficiency and rapid response has earned us the largest market share of textile testing in the world and we are excited to now offer this expertise to manufacturers, suppliers and exporters in Korea.”