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Intertek opens UK's largest textile testing lab
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Apr '16
Andy Burnham (C) at the opening of the textile testing lab
Andy Burnham (C) at the opening of the textile testing lab
Intertek, a UK based textile testing, inspection and certification company, opened the country’s largest one-stop textile testing laboratory comprising a textile flammability laboratory, a new chemical laboratory and upgraded textile testing capabilities in Leigh, UK.

This one-stop textile testing laboratory was added to the company’s 30-year-old site in Leigh. It will support its UK based, international manufacturers and retailers of protective clothing, children’s clothes, fashion apparel, sportswear, home articles like - curtains, duvets, pillows and sofa covers and shoes and footwear.

The laboratory will conduct testing, inspection and certification on its clients’ products including flammability testing, fire analysis and chemical testing.

It will enable Intertek to support the evolving needs of retail and textile industry customers significantly over the next few years, while maintaining employment in the Leigh area.

Commenting on the new laboratory, Andy Burnham, Shadow Home Secretary and MP for Leigh (who officially opened the laboratory) said, “I am proud to open this new modern facility which maintains a link with Leigh’s past in textiles. I fully support what Intertek has done here.”

“By creating a world class facility in Leigh, Intertek is bringing more businesses from across the world to the north-west of England, helping to support local jobs and build business,” he added.

On an additional note, Rob van Dorp, CEO - UK & Eire, Intertek said, “This new Centre of Excellence will support our UK customers’ design and quality processes, enabling them to meet their customers’ quality and safety expectations and to protect their global brands.” (MCJ)

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