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Intertek Receives ISO 17025 Accreditation for Flexible Plastic Film Tests for Packaging Industry

May 6, 2015 | By Business Wire News


Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, today announced it has received IEC/ISO 17025:2005 accreditation for the film and packaging industry from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). The accreditation complements Intertek’s existing extensive capabilities for plastic film characterization, including services focused on mechanical, thermal, and optical properties.

“An accreditation like this is a critical step in the completion of Intertek’s strategy to offer a wide range of advanced film and packaging testing for the medical, food, industrial, and consumer goods industries,” says James Galipeau, Director of Intertek’s Pittsfield laboratory. “This accreditation broadens the reach of the advanced material characterization we offer to the packaging industry.”

ISO 17025:2005, the international standard by which a laboratory’s commitment to quality is evaluated, not only considers management and technical expertise, but also emphasizes continual product and process improvement. To achieve this accreditation, Intertek demonstrated competence in water vapor transmission rate and oxygen transmission rate testing for advanced barrier films used in transportation, energy, medical, and consumer goods, as well as specialized flexible film tests applications, including Gelbo-Flex and hot seal strength/hot tack testing.

Intertek provides advanced testing services for materials analysis and research and development (R&D). The company’s Pittsfield, Mass., laboratory supports a wide range of industries and materials such as plastics, elastomers, composites, and films. To learn more about the full range of services available from Intertek Pittsfield, visit

About Intertek

Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 38,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit

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