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Intertek Debuts Packaging Performance Testing Facility in U.S.


Intertek, a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is
introducing a packaging performance testing facility in its Grand
Rapids, Michigan laboratory. The facility, which is the Company's first
packaging lab in North America to be accredited by the International
Safe Transit Association (ISTA), provides end-to-end evaluation of
product packages, from design to material assessment and sustainability.

With the expansion of e-commerce and globalization of supply chains,
packages must be evaluated to ensure they will hold up and protect
products from being damaged. It has been estimated that one out of 10
packages purchased through e-commerce arrive to the consumer damaged,1
making it critical for manufacturers and retailers to ensure the
integrity of their packaging in this growing landscape. Intertek's
packaging performance services include design evaluation, sustainability
services and testing to various standards including ISTA, ASTM
International and customized specifications of retailers and

Brian Kneibel, Business Development at Intertek said: "Intertek's focus
has always been to provide services that help our customers bring
quality and safety to life. We have seen the growth of e-commerce and
evolution of supply chains impact our customers in multiple ways,
including packaging. We're excited to offer the industry a way to help
ensure the quality and sustainability of their packages as they build
their e-commerce platforms and strategies to meet consumer demand for
quality products purchased online."

Intertek is a global leader in testing and evaluating the performance of
packages and packaging materials. With 15 ISTA-accredited packaging labs
through our global network Intertek can support supplier networks,
manufacturers, retailers, and others with packaging design,
optimization, and performance to provide total quality assurance.

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Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries
worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and
over 43,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and
bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for
our customers' operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality
Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and
passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

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