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Intertek Shanghai & BLC to enhance quality solutions for leather industry
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Sep '08
On August 1st, 2008, Intertek Testing Services Limited Shanghai engaged in an exclusive partnership with BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd (BLC) to provide enhanced quality solutions for China's leather industry.

As a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world, Intertek and BLC, a market leading leather service provider working with hundreds of companies in over 40 countries, entered into a service agreement to expand and enrich the quality of leather testing, certification, technical support, and consultation services available in China.

This combines Intertek's strong technical expertise and reputation for providing both local support and global solutions with BLC's proficient knowledge in leather technology. Both parties plan to expand leather testing and related services in China and provide

• Physical testing
• Chemical testing
• Whole product testing
• Inspection expertise
• National & international legal provisions and safety standards

Furthermore, testing reports issued by Intertek Shanghai will be recognized and accepted by BLC. Calvin Yam, President of Intertek Consumer Goods Asia Pacific, explains “This unique collaboration of expertise between both parties will enable local companies to reap the benefits of having the right mix of expert solutions in their very own backyard.”

Adam Hughes, Commercial Director at BLC says “this collaboration between BLC and Intertek in Shanghai provides customer's of both organisations access to a quality local leather and leather product testing provider, with the added reassurance of a thorough understanding of the material being tested and the manufacturing issues that can occur”

This new partnership will provide enhanced leather testing solutions for azo dyestuffs, chrome VI, formaldehyde, pentachlorophenol, ph, colourfastness to light / rubbing / perspiration / water / dry cleaning, tear strength, oil repellence, water spotting, flex resistance-vamp, abrasion resistance, and much more.

As you may already know, Intertek provides a vast range of testing, inspection, certification and quality assurance services for the textile and leather industries worldwide. This new partnership will enhance and enrich existing and future service offerings by adding BLC's unique, technical expertise in leather and leather manufacturing.

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