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Intertek opens new TAPPI-based paper testing facility

November 30, 2018  By P&PC Staff

November 30, 2018 – Intertek, a global quality assurance provider, has opened a paper testing facility at its existing site in Chicago.

Intertek’s new lab employs Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) standards – which measure, evaluate and describe pulp, paper, and related products, including raw materials – to evaluate the quality, performance and safety of products like wrapping paper, kitchen rolls, party plates, single-use food containers, copier paper, cardboard containers and more. Additionally, the TAPPI facility can partner with Intertek’s chemical analysis lab to evaluate products for harmful chemicals like lead, heavy metals, phthalates and other toxic elements.

“Intertek’s focus has always been to provide end-to-end total quality assurance solutions to help our customers meet the evolving demands of the industry,” says Tim Hubbard, senior vice-president at Intertek. “As more manufacturers and retailers look to ensure their products are high-quality, sustainable, safe and perform well, it is more important than ever to assess both paper and packaging. We are thrilled to offer the paper industry this state-of-the art testing and expertise to meet these demands in a timely, cost-efficient way.”


Intertek is a global supplier of paper products analysis and testing, and uses state-of-the-art-equipment and expertise to help optimize product development and resolve issues. With a network of laboratories located around the world, Intertek’s scientists are equipped with a range of analytical techniques for testing.

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