We are pleased to announce Shanghai Institute of Quality Inspection and Technical Research (SQI) has become the twelfth laboratory to be certified under ICA Bremen’s ‘International Laboratory Certification Scheme’.
Located in China, SQI’s business scope of products supervision and inspection includes textile products, light industry products, chemical products, food products, cosmetics, building materials, furniture, light equipments, electronic and household electrical appliances. Textile products refer to cotton fiber, wool, cashmere fiber, down & feather, garment etc. SQI also provides service on physical detection, function testing, ecological security detection of textile such as textiles strength, pilling, antistatic performance evaluation, combustion performance, physiological comfort, oil repellency, water resistance, adhesion, anti-carcinogenic sensitizing dyes and heavy metal alkyl phenol polyoxyethylene ether, nickel release etc.
SQI’s Senior Engineer, Dr. Weidong Li said; “By becoming an ICA Bremen Certified Laboratory we are able to enhance the trust of our customers by having a heightened level of confidence of accuracy and consistency of our results”.
They now join eleven other laboratories to become certified under the scheme, which is aimed at establishing an approved list of laboratories worldwide that meet a standard level of quality assurance.
ICA Bremen has developed this scheme based on ASTM International (American Society for Testing and Materials International) and CSITC (Commercial Standardisation of Instrument Testing of Cotton), as well as building on the good practices of USDA and its own laboratory experience.
Open to any international cotton testing laboratory, participating laboratories must meet a level of quality assurance based on specific criteria in eight modules, including conditioning, maintenance, calibration and testing procedures.
Fifteen other laboratories are currently in the process of assessment to becoming ICA Bremen Certified. Once certified, they will also become a ‘Laboratory of Choice’ to resolve quality disputes in line with the ICA Bylaws & Rules, as well as providing a service to the cotton industry.
To find out more about the ICA Bremen International Laboratory Certification Scheme visit www.ica-bremen.org or email .