Intertek Launches Forward Looking Testing Service for REACH Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)

    OTTAWA, April 21 /CNW Telbec/ - Intertek (, the leading
provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, has
launched a forward looking testing service for REACH Substances of Very High
Concern (SVHC). Intertek's REACH SVHC testing services provides compliance
solutions for the current fifteen (15) and future SVHC.
    Intertek offers a service which provides a level of review of products
against future SVHC. Intertek's industry-leading 'wide scan' testing approach
includes data and sample storage. If a future substance is added to the SVHC
list, which can occur in as little as three (3) months, Intertek's skilled
scientists can re-review the 'wide-scan' data to provide a level of confidence
of the presence of the new chemical in the original test sample. By using
'wide-scan' testing with data storage and review, Intertek customers have a
reasonable level of confidence in being able to handle new SVHC substances
without unnecessarily re-testing products.

    Intertek's SVHC testing services now include:

    - Comprehensive testing and screening of products, materials and
      preparations for SVHCs over 0.1% w/w
    - SVHC declaration forms for each product
    - Risk assessments
    - E-learning
    - Consulting
    - Standard and custom lists of SVHC chemicals
    - Support for specific industry segments or customer requests
    - Data and sample storage for future proofing of new SVHC substances

    Utilizing Intertek's vast wealth of analytical laboratories worldwide,
Intertek provides SVHC testing for a broad range of industries including
automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer products, building materials,
cosmetics, and general preparations.
    "Businesses are faced with the challenge of designing and manufacturing
products for which they wish to have proof of ongoing compliance", states Dr.
Ruud Overbeek, Global Director of Intertek's Health and Environmental
Services. "Intertek's expanded REACH solutions have been designed to enable
compliance with the legislative requirements over a product's shelf life,
allowing companies to protect inventory and revenue today and in the future."

    For additional information about Intertek's REACH services, please
contact our REACH experts directly at or visit

    About Intertek Health & Environmental Services (

    Intertek Health & Environmental Services offers the complete solution for
global, regional, or local compliance, providing sound traceability systems
and strict enforcement of due diligence policies. Intertek does more than
simply help our clients comply, we give them the competitive advantage they
desire. Our Services offer comprehensive solutions for RoHS, Restricted
Substances, CPSIA, REACH, California Proposition 65, Carbon Management, and
Greenhouse Gas reduction, including on-call consulting, testing and analysis,
legal representation, certification, and corporate education appropriate for
all types and levels of business. 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 100 countries around
the world.

    For more information, visit

For further information:

For further information: Jonathan Hughes, Manager, Business Development
REACH, (613) 599-3166, ext. 2222,;;

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