August 6, 2013
A state-of-the-art lab facility specialized in testing and certification of textiles, garments, toys and leather products
GURGAON, India August 1, 2013 - Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a global safety science company, inaugurated its new test facility here today. Spread over 20,000 sq ft, the facility will cater primarily to consumer product testing and certification in categories such as textiles, garments, toys and leather. This facility in the heart of Gurgaon was inaugurated by Ms. Chandrima Chatterjee, Director, Apparel Export promotion council. Dr Anne Bonhoff, UL Global Head of Chemistry, Mr. R.A Venkitachalam, Vice-President and Managing Director, Emerging Markets, Dr. Joohong Song, Vice- President, UL Verification Services and Mr. Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL Verification Services were present at the occasion.
The laboratory, which is accredited by NABL (National Accreditation Board for Laboratories) as per the ISO-17025 standard, houses best-in-class equipment and provides a testing facility at par with global standards. Various kinds of testing including physical testing, performance testing, ecological testing and enhanced chemical testing can be carried out at this laboratory.
Commenting on this occasion, Mr. Sajeev Jesudas, President, UL Verification Services, said "UL mark is accepted globally as standard for quality and safety. Our laboratories are a significant contributor to the safety expertise that UL stands for and we look forward to the new facility increasing safety consciousness in the Industry."
Mr. R.A Venkitachalam, Vice President and MD, UL India said "With the increasing awareness around safety for consumer products in India, the need for reliable safety and certification is gaining attention among manufacturers. UL’s state-of-the-art testing facilities in India are dedicated to partnering with the manufacturers and ensuring that consumers get to experience world class quality products that are high on safety."
UL’s laboratories are specialized in testing across a variety of areas; energy efficiency, photovoltaic equipments, a host of electrical testing – including electromagnetic compatibility, switchgear testing, medium and low voltage products testing, chemical and microbiological water testing, hi-tech products, medical devices testing, and consumer goods testing.
UL is a premier global independent safety science company with more than 118 years of history. Employing more than 10,000 professionals with customers in over 100 countries, UL has five distinct business units – Product Safety, Environment, Life & Health, Knowledge Services, and Verification Services – to meet the expanding needs of our customers and to deliver on our public safety mission. For more information on UL’s family of companies and network of 95 laboratory, testing, and certification facilities, visit www.UL.com.
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