Intertek Presents a Free Webinar on Future Proofing Your REACH SVHC Testing

    Process for testing once and guarding against the future

    OTTAWA, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ -Intertek (, the leading
provider of quality and safety services to a wide range of industries, will
present a free one-hour online webinar on Wednesday, May 20, 2009 at 10:00
a.m. EDT providing information on Intertek's REACH SVHC Testing services,
which provides a level of future proofing of products against new SVHC
    Article 33 of the REACH Regulation requires companies to communicate the
presence of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) to their customers if
present in an article in a concentration over 0.1% by weight. There are
currently fifteen (15) SVHC chemicals identified by the EU requirements.
    The critical concern to most companies is that the process for the EU to
add new substances to the list of SVHCs can be as quick as three (3) to four
(4) months. How can a company safeguard their products if their SVHC test
results can be out of date within three (3) months of testing?
    Intertek has a revolutionary SVHC testing process that provides quality
and confidence for current and future SVHC requirements. Instead of simply
testing for the fifteen (15) current SVHCs substances, Intertek provides a
broader approach including more comprehensive testing scans, calibration, and
data storage. This 'wide scan and storage' approach provides more extensive
data that can be reviewed in the future for new SVHC chemicals without the
cost and expense of destroying and testing another sample.

    Join us on May 20, 2009 at 10 a.m. EDT for a free 1 hour webinar
reviewing Intertek's SVHC testing approach for protection against future SVHC

    Topics to be addressed:

    - Overview of SVHC timelines
    - Process of addition of substances to SVHC list
    - SVHC Testing process
    - Data and sample storage
    - Outputs and review

    Who should attend?

    - REACH program prime
    - Procurement and supply chain management
    - Regulatory Affairs
    - HSE primes
    - Product management
    - Operations management
    - Those responsible for product compliance and certification

    Join us to learn more about how Intertek's REACH SVHC Wide Scan and
Storage option can get your business one step closer to REACH compliance today
and tomorrow. For more information or register for this webinar, please visit:
    Intertek offers a full range of REACH services including REACH
certificates, REACH Only Representation, registration, pre-registration,
outsourcing, SVHC testing, e-learning, and REACH audit services. 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
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 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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