Dec. 12, 2012
-- TÜV Rheinland has announced a new partnership with SCS Global Services, on indoor air quality testing becoming the first SCS-approved laboratory in Asia. The TÜV Rheinland Hong Kong VOC Emission Centre is equipped with more than 30 emission test chambers and accredited by DAkkS in accordance with ISO 17025 for the scope of most of the VOC and formaldehyde emission standards used in Europe and the US.
TÜV Rheinland entered the Greater China market over 25 years ago. The company is familiar with domestic and international standards of product safety and quality management systems. It also offers advanced testing equipment and experienced technical professionals, all capable of integrating international resources and local services.
SCS offers indoor air quality certification for furniture, flooring, paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants, insulation, wall coverings, carpet, furnishings and more through its Indoor Advantage and Indoor Advantage Gold programmes, as well as through the Resilient Floor Covering Institutes’ FloorScore® program. The VOC Emission Centre will provide rapid indoor air quality testing for manufacturers in Asia applying for SCS’ certification programmes. This strategic partnership between TÜV Rheinland and SCS will facilitate the swift, integrated solutions manufacturers need to gain fast access to the American market.
“Our indoor air quality certifications allow our certified clients to prove that their products contribute to creating a safer, healthier indoor environment for their customers”, said Stan Rhodes, President and CEO of SCS Global Services. “This partnership will allow us to better serve manufacturers in Asia with faster turnaround time and a connection to local businesses.”
TÜV Rheinland provides independent test marks that prove the compliance of your furnishing, decoration and construction materials with the relevant regulations (such as EN717-1; ASTM D6007-02; ISO 16000-3, 6, 9 and 11; BIFMA X7.1-2007; and M7.1-2007). Our highly experienced team delivers the knowledge, direction and security you need to gain access to international markets and demonstrate your commitment to the environment and society.
SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for nearly 30 years. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.