From hazardous substance detection to supply chain audits, Intertek provides a comprehensive spectrum of eco-testing and sustainability services for textile, apparel and footwear retailers, manufacturers and suppliers to assess consumer health and safety and environmental impacts.
Intertek also assists textile manufacturers in re-evaluating the entire life cycle of their products with the intent of minimizing hazards to humans and the environment at every stage, from manufacture to disposal.
Intertek can test to the following hazards for textile and apparel products:
• Formaldehyde Content
• Extractable Heavy Metals
• Pesticides & Herbicides Residues
• Pentachlorophenol (PCP) & 2,3,5,6 Tetrachlorophenol (TeCP)
• PVC Plasticizers – Phtalates
• Organotin Compounds – TBT & DBT
• Azo/Carcinogenic/Allergenic Dyes
• Chlorinated Organic Carriers
• Flame Retardants
• pH Value
• Color Fastness (Straining)
• Determination of Odors
• Release of Nickel
In addition, Intertek offers comprehensive testing, auditing and certification services for textiles, apparel and footwear to help brands and retailers meet consumer demand for high quality, minimize risk and protect the interest of both brands and consumers.
Intertek is accredited to test according to an array of national and international standards, such as European Standards (EN), GB Standards issued by the Standardization Administration of China (SAC), the Chinese National Committee of the ISO and IEC, American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), ASTM International (ASTM), the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), including to the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA), International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and more.
Intertek also provides up-to-date technical training seminars sharing the latest information on regulations, product standards, basic textile fundamentals, textile testing, labeling, and more with clients both on- and off-site. Intertek's consultation services offer assistance in the development and revision of quality assurance programs and product specifications, monitoring and improving manufacturing processes, and assisting with corrective actions measures.
Intertek’s global network includes more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 33,000 people in more than 100 countries, to help our clients meet end users’ expectations across increasingly diverse quality, health, environmental, safety and social accountability aspects in virtually any market around the world.