Intertek Unveils Global Network of REACH SVHC Test Labs



    OTTAWA, Oct. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (www.intertek.com/reach), the
leading provider of quality and safety solutions has expanded their network of
laboratories providing comprehensive testing services for REACH Substances of
Very High Concern (SVHC) in order to help clients access the necessary testing
services needed to determine their level of exposure following the
announcement from the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) that 15 (from the
originally proposed 16) substances will be included on the REACH SVHC
Candidate List, to be published on the ECHA website in late-October 2008. The
European Union REACH Regulation has mandatory requirements to declare SVHCs in
products present in concentrations of 0.1% by weight.
    Customers in the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East now
have specialized SVHC test capability available regionally through Intertek's
global network of analytical laboratories.

    
    Intertek's SVHC Services Include

    - Comprehensive screening and testing of products for SVHCs exceeding
      0.1% w/w
    - Custom test plans for complex or large products
    - Product risk assessments
    - Preparation of SVHC disclosure forms
    - Provision of standard and custom lists of SVHC chemicals
    

    Intertek's SVHC testing laboratories use modern analytical,
quantification, and de-formulation techniques for consumer and professional
products, covering all industries such as, but not limited to, electrical and
electronics, aerospace and automotive, life science and medical, building
products, retail products, chemicals, textiles, and toys.
    For additional information on our SVHC services or to learn how REACH
SVHC requirements affect you, please contact our REACH experts at
reach@intertek.com or one of our regional REACH centers, which can be found at
http://www.intertek.com/reach/REACH_Locations/

    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
health and environmental compliance, providing sound traceability systems and
strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek H&E Services does more
than simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage
they desire. Intertek H&E Services offers comprehensive services for REACH,
TSCA and California Proposition 65 including on-call consulting, product
testing and analysis, Only Representative services and corporate education
appropriate for all types and levels of business. Intertek H&E's REACH
services provide the necessary legal and technical management of REACH
requirements in the EU, representation in the EU and submission of
REACH-related information to the EU. Intertek Ageus Solutions, a unit of
Intertek Health & Environmental Services, is a leader in global environmental
compliance, consulting, technology services and product stewardship.

    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 23,000 people in 110 countries around
the world.
    For more information, visit www.intertek.com




For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development
(REACH), Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613)599-3166 x2222,
jonathan.hughes@intertek.com; Nicole Cooper, Corporate Communications
Director, Intertek Ageus Solutions, (613)599-4321, ageus@intertek.com;
reach@intertek.com; www.intertek.com/reach; www.ageussolutions.com

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