Intertek Exhibits and Hosts Educational Sessions on REACH for the Health and Beauty Industry at NYC's HBA Expo, September 9-11, 2008



    OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com), the leading
provider of quality and safety solutions for a range of industries around the
world, is pleased to host a special, half-day workshop on the impact of REACH
(the EU's Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals Regulation)
and exhibition booth at the 2008 HBA (Health & Beauty) Global Expo &
Educational Conference in New York City. REACH is one of the most
comprehensive chemical legislations possessing implications for virtually
every industry, including but not limited to personal care products, cosmetics
and electronics. Running from September 9th to 11th, the HBA Expo offers
unparalleled workshops to international cosmetic and personal care leaders in
the industry and academia.
    Intertek's REACH workshop, "REACH: Two Months and Counting!" will feature
leading REACH experts speaking on:

    
    - Why Everyone Should Take the REACH Regulations Seriously (with speaker
      from the International Trade Administration, Division of the US
      Department of Commerce)

    - Consortia Formation: Legal Framework, Experience and Practical
      Opportunity - Empowering the Cosmetics Industry While Tackling REACH

    - Legal Opportunities for Non-EU Cosmetic and Supplier Companies to
      Effectively Comply with REACH

    - Pre-registration Deadlines & Requirements: Effectively Tackling the
      (URGENT) November 2008 Deadline

    - Actionable Testing on Cosmetics & Personal Care Product Ingredients:
      What, Why, When and How in the CRUNCH PERIOD
    

    The health and beauty industry today is faced with numerous challenges
from rapidly developing technologies, resource shortages, new and aggressive
regulatory initiatives, to essential brand risks. Intertek experts will be
on-hand to offer information and advice on relevant personal care, health and
beauty industry topics such as cosmetic testing solutions, package assessment
and analysis, clinical research studies, electrical certification services for
all appliances, REACH and other regulatory compliance challenges, exportation
procedures for unique markets such as Saudi Arabia and more.
    To register for Intertek's half day workshop "REACH: Two Months &
Counting! Resources & Information Workshop for Securing Market Access" please
visit http://www.hbaexpo.com/educate_conf_work.htm . To learn more about how
Intertek's one-stop-shop solutions for testing, inspection, auditing,
certification, education, consulting and quality assurance solutions can help
you, please visit us at Booth #1256 at the HBA Expo.

    About Intertek's Cosmetics and Personal Care Industry Services

    Intertek partners with global retailers, manufacturers, and distributors
in the health and beauty industry to enhance clients' products, processes, and
brands. Our services support customers in setting, meeting, maintaining and
evolving quality, safety and performance standards in their products. As
global legislation on product safety, environmental, ethical, and trade
security issues increases, Intertek offers compliance expertise ranging from
restricted hazardous substance management to strategic supply chain security
programs. We also offer global corporate social responsibility solutions
across the supply chain. Intertek provides comprehensive testing, logistical,
operational, consulting, and technical solutions to the Cosmetics Industry for
REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals), Packaging,
Restricted Substances and Electrical and Safety compliance. Intertek adds
value to customer's products and processes, supporting their success in the
global marketplace.

    About Intertek

    Intertek (ITRK.L) 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 21,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.
    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Julie Naujokas, Marketing & Communications
Manager, (630) 481-3114, julie.naujokas@intertek.com;
www.intertek.com/consumergoods; on REACH: Joel Pekay, Global Marketing and
Business Development Director for Health and Environmental, (630) 481-3126,
joel.pekay@intertek.com; www.intertek.com/reach

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