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Impactiva Announces Exclusive Partnership With NSF International To Provide Industry-Changing Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Service

SHANGHAI and DONGGUAN CITY, China — March 26, 2014 — Impactiva — the world’s leading quality assurance and supply chain optimization provider to the leather, footwear, apparel and other lifestyle industries — has partnered exclusively with global public health and safety organization NSF International to provide laboratory testing for the global textile industry. Testing for restricted substances and physical property failures will be performed at NSF International’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai, China.

"NSF International is a global scientific leader with more than 70 years of experience in testing, auditing and quality assurance. The NSF test results provided to our clients are unmatched in reliability, quality and timeliness,” explains Managing Director Jose R. Suarez.

NSF International develops standards for testing and product certification, utilizing established test methods and quality control procedures that yield more accurate, repeatable results than those generated from rapid testing procedures performed at production facilities.

Impactiva incorporates NSF test reports into a comprehensive, end-to-end Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Program tailored for each client with the aim of reducing costs and more effectively identifying deficiencies in product quality, safety and security. Should a failure be detected during testing, Impactiva technicians analyze the cause and provide suppliers with permanent solutions.

“This premium lab testing service adapts to the needs of each client and supports Impactiva’s quality assurance philosophy—prevention, Right from the Start™ and failure root cause analysis,” explains Suarez.

In addition to potential cost-savings, increased government scrutiny has made higher-quality laboratory testing essential in the fashion industry. “We all know that lab testing is becoming increasingly complex as more government regulations are added every year,” adds Suarez. “It is a very sensitive issue that cannot be left unattended in the process of manufacturing abroad.” Therefore, in addition to improving regulatory compliance, Impactiva will be providing clients with ongoing updates on the latest changes in global standards and regulations.

Posted March 30, 2014

Source: Impactiva