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Intertek Group plc is a multinational inspection, product testing and certification company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Wikipedia.

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Dublin, May 03, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Package Testing market - By Primary Material, Type, Regions - Market Size, Demand Forecasts, Industry Trends and Updates (2016-2022)" report to their offering. The Global Package Testing market is estimated to grow from $15.81 billion in 2016 to $31.44 billion by the end of 2022 at a CAGR of 12.14% for the forecasted period The packaging industry is constantly evolving with packaging becoming more than just a protective outer layer. Packaging serves as the primary face of the product and is very important in the promotion of the brand and attracting customers. Packaging is also being altered to suit the needs of the fast food consumer who are rapidly replacing traditional meals with packaged foodstuff. This has increased the need for testing the packaging of products to ensure higher shelf life and the reduction of costs normally associated with damaged goods. Packaging plays a significant part in the assurance of the quality and integrity of the product inside. It not only affects the product but also manifests itself in the end product in which the product is used. Governments across the world are implementing rigorous guidelines to ensure quality of the products. Testing is an integral part of these guidelines which makes it one of the core drivers in this market. The market is expected to register considerable growth in the APAC, Latin America and European regions. The market for package testing is still in growth stage. Consumers are now more informed than before. They are now demanding products which have better shelf life, meet regulations and norms set by different government agencies and have been procured ethically. Packaging and labelling helps increase in consumer's confidence in the product and increases the brand value of the company A business is no more entirely dependent on a country or a region. Deals are being signed across the continents and products are being sold in different regions. For such products to be transported and meet the requirements for sales, it is necessary that packaging is robust and follows certain parameters set by different agencies. Package Testing companies test packaging products by doing several tests on products like drop test, shock test, vibration test, shelf life testing to name a few. Only when a package passes through these tests, it is allowed to be shipped or used for commercial use. Products are being sourced and shipped worldwide to meet the global consumer demand. This has increased the need for durable packaging but at the same time, the push for more sustainable packaging is stronger than ever with emphasis on reducing the material used to ensure lighter cargo and decrease the ecological footprint. This has made package testing even more important as damaged or over-packaged products result in customer dissatisfaction and increased costs for retailers and manufacturers. Plastic is the most widely used packaging material with more than half of the current market share followed by paper. Metal and Glass are also widely used and tests are designed to check the packages durability, integrity, strength, shelf life and resistance to environmental factors. The integrity of a package is tested by performing various tests on it, drop, vibration and shock tests are the major ones which are mandated by the standards institutions like ASTM and ISTA. These standards are universally followed and are quite stringent in nature. Some of the major companies in package testing are DDL, Intertek, SGS, CSZ Testing Services Laboratories, CRYOPAK, Advance Packaging, Nefab, National Technical Systems, Turner Packaging and Caskadetek. Key Topics Covered: 1. Research Methodology 2. Market Overview Definition Value chain analysis Porter's 5 Forces Regulations 3. Market Dynamics Introduction Drivers Constraints Opportunities 4. Global Package Testing market Segmentation, Forecasts and Trends - by Revenue 5. By Primary Material Glass Paper Metal Plastics 6. By Type Drop tests Vibration tests Shock tests Temperature testing Atmospheric Pressure Shelf Life Compression Testing Others 7. By Region 8. Vendor Market Share Analysis 9. Company Profiles DDL Intertek SGS CSZ Testing Services Laboratories CRYOPAK Advance Packaging National Technical Systems Turner Packaging Nefab Caskadetek Others 10. Industry Structure Industry M&As, Consolidations Investment Opportunities Global Package Testing Market- Road Ahead Tables For more information about this report visit

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 16, 2017) - Pioneering Technology Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PTE)(OTC:PTEFF), ("Pioneering" or the "Company"), North America's leader in cooking fire prevention technologies and products, is pleased to announce that the new UL858 industry standard for electric coiled cooktops and ranges which now includes a new cooking fire prevention requirement, has been published; and that Pioneering's SmartBurner has passed this new testing requirement and is now listed as meeting the new industry standard for sale in the United States. To date, Pioneering has only been selling its SmartBurner and Safe-T-element products into the aftermarket - a multi-billion-dollar business opportunity in the United States alone. These new changes will help increase awareness for both the problem and Pioneering's solutions across the marketplace and accelerate growth. In addition, these changes create opportunities for the Company's technology(s) to be installed "at source" which means there is now the opportunity for Pioneering to capture revenue from both the aftermarket and from new electric coiled cooktop and range sales. Pioneering's SmartBurner and Safe-T-element with their patented temperature limiting control (TLC) sensor technology have a long track record of success in helping eliminate cooking fires. "SmartBurner meets the new industry standard and we believe it is the only solution available today that currently meets this new standard," stated Pioneering CEO, Kevin Callahan. The SmartBurner received its listing for meeting the new UL858 standard from nationally recognized testing lab (NRTL), ETL/Intertek, a global testing organization whose listing marks are recognized around the world. "These are game-changing milestones for our Company and the industry. We are proud to have played a significant role," said Mr. Callahan. "With this new standard and exclusive listing, Pioneering has helped set a new benchmark for household cooking fire safety." Cooking is the leading cause of household fires and fire injuries in North America. Data show it is responsible for almost half of all household fires. Pioneering products have been rigorously field-tested and proven to deliver on the promise of helping to eliminate electric coil cooktop/range fires. Mr. Callahan further commented, "While this is a major milestone for the Company, it is those who are most vulnerable to cooking fires who are the real winners. And we are not done yet. Pioneering is developing additional technologies and products that will help protect people, property and firefighters, while saving taxpayers billions of dollars annually." Some background regarding the new Industry standard change: All cooking appliances sold in North America are subject to testing and meeting established industry standards for safety. Until now there has never been a testing requirement for helping prevent stovetop cooking fires, especially in those instances where the stovetop is left unattended (the leading reason for these fires). The new UL858 (60A) standard published by Underwriters Laboratories includes a new test requirement for cooking oil ignition. To be listed for sale anywhere in the United States, all new household electric coiled cooktops/ranges must meet the new test requirement by April 2019. In its simplest form this new test requires that an electric coil stovetop be turned to its maximum heat setting with a pan of oil on the element and allowed to operate for 30 minutes or until the cooking oil ignites, whichever comes first. If there is ignition, then the product fails and cannot be listed for sale in North America. In late 2014, acknowledging the technology advances related to cooking fires on electric coil ranges, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the organization representing most kitchen range and cook top manufacturers selling in North America, announced a plan to help reduce the potential for unattended cooking fires. In 2015, AHAM proposed to the two major North American certification services, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and Canadian Standards Association (CSA), a change to industry safety standards for coil element cooktops/ranges centred on revising UL 858 and CSA C22.2 No. 61. The change would include a test procedure to evaluate sensors and other devices designed to prevent cookware from reaching the ignition temperatures associated with common cooking oils. This newly published UL858 standard and test procedure will, for now, apply only to electric coil cooktops/ranges. Going forward AHAM has committed to working together with industry, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, as well as UL and CSA, to determine how similar tests and requirements can be applied to radiant glass ceramic, induction, and gas cooktops and ranges in future. About Pioneering Technology Corp: Pioneering, based in Mississauga, Ontario is an "energy smart" technology company and North America's leader in innovative cooking fire prevention technologies. Pioneering engineers and brings to market energy-smart solutions for everyday consumer appliances making them safer, smarter, and more efficient. The company's patented technologies/products address a multi-billion-dollar problem - cooking fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, stovetop cooking is the number one cause of household fire and fire injuries in North America (48% of all household fires - up from 20% in 1980). Pioneering's temperature limiting control (TLC) technology is now installed in approximately 200,000 multi-residential housing units across North America without a single cooking fire being reported and delivering a return on investment for its customers. Pioneering has proprietary cooking fire prevention solutions, including its trademarked Safe-T-element, SmartBurner, RangeMinder & Safe-T-sensor, for most of the more than 140 million stoves/ranges and over 140 million microwave ovens throughout North America. For more info go to This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of the Company with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly. The TSX Venture Exchange Inc. has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, announces that its Cortland, New York, facility has been approved by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to test and certify non-electrical equipment intended for use in hazardous locations under the IECEx scheme. With this accreditation, the facility is one of the first laboratories in North America to offer certification to both the electrical and non-electrical IECEx schemes, streamlining the testing and certification processes for a variety of equipment that will be used throughout the world. “At Intertek we are committed to expanding our capabilities to provide the highest level of service to our customers,” said Sunny Rai, Vice President of Electrical at Intertek. “We look forward to bringing our experience and expertise in testing and certifying electrical equipment for hazardous locations to non-electrical industries to further assist our customers in this market.” Until recently, the European Union’s ATEX Directive was the only one to address explosion safety risks associated with non-electrical equipment in hazardous locations and explosive atmospheres, with no international third-party approval route for global supply. The introduction of ISO/IEC 80079-36 and ISO/IEC 80079-37 and their incorporation into the IECEx scheme provided the industry with options for global third-party approval for non-electrical equipment. The U.S. Coast Guard has also issued a regulation stating that, effective April 2, 2018; all electrical and non-electrical equipment used in offshore installations must be certified or listed in accordance with either national regulations or the IECEx scheme. Intertek provides global solutions to the hazardous locations industry with a proven track record of success supporting clients. From the widely recognized ETL mark and OSHA NRTL approval for North America, to ATEX notified body status for Europe and IECEx certification for global markets, Intertek’s team of engineers and technicians have the experience and know-how to help with the certification process and provide training and technical service solutions designed with the industry in mind. For more information, visit Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 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.

AV1 Group, Inc. (OTC: AVOP) is pleased to announce that the Company has successfully landed a $50,000 purchase order, for cutting-edge LED fixtures for an outdoor lighting project at a large marina in Long Beach, California. Lisa Landau, Director of Lighting, stated, "This was a very significant bid for us to win. This is a large complex with robust lighting needs in the near future and this has secured our spot as a competitive and viable lighting provider." Read this and more news for AVOP at: The Company recently announced its first lighting contract with the State of California Department of Corrections for custom lighting solutions. Designed with a state-of-the-art internal camera, the cutting-edge system will serve to illuminate and protect the facility's perimeters. "Because our technology is so cost-effective and versatile, we believe that this is only the first of many contract opportunities, that we have the potential to win," stated Bryen Beglinger, Chief Executive Officer of AV1 Group, Inc. The Company also recently announced the successful acquisition of X-Fire Smart Systems, provider of LED lighting, Smart Grid Technology, Wireless Controlled Systems, Smart Parking Meters, Charging Stations, Utility Meters and Picocell Technology, in an advantageous equity-based transaction. The global 'Smart Cities' market is expected to increase from about $411 billion in 2014 to $1.1 trillion by 2019, at an annual growth rate of 22.5 percent, according to a 'Smart Cities Market' report by Markets and Markets. In other industry developments and happenings: Future Farm Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: FFRMF) in April announced that it is sold out of its exclusive line of Scorpion LED COB Grow Lights, which recently passed Intertek's ETL certification process. Intertek is one of the world's largest testing, inspection and certification companies and its ETL Mark is a proof of its product compliance to North American safety standards. With the ETL testing complete, Future Farm is now able to implement its planned sales and marketing strategy into the fast growing North American cannabis cultivation market. Cree, Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) extends its industry-leading OSQ Series of area and flood LED luminaires, delivering better performance, expanding applications and offering dramatic savings with the new Cree® OSQ High Output (HO) portfolio. The new luminaire more than doubles the top lumen output of the original OSQ Series with up to 65,000 lumens and can replace multiple metal halide (MH) 1000W fixtures. The result is more than 80 percent energy savings using one OSQ-HO luminaire. The new product extends the application range for open area and flood luminaires to projects with high mounting heights, including high mast and large parking lots and has special packages for outdoor automotive frontlines. Current, powered by General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) announced this week that it has reached two significant milestones as it aims to lead the lighting industry's transformation towards the digital age. Over the past year, the company has expanded its development partner ecosystem to more than 100 companies and its Daintree wireless control networks are now installed across locations spanning 200 million square feet of space in commercial buildings, retail stores and industrial facilities. The installations are saving Current's customers an estimated 240 million kilowatt hours (kWh) annually or enough equivalent energy to power approximately 22,000 U.S. homes for a year. The digital networks also provide a gateway to future operational productivity benefits through the power of the Industrial Internet. Vivint Solar, Inc. (NYSE: VSLR) reported a quarterly profit on Tuesday compared with a year-ago loss, helped by lower costs. The company reported net income attributable to shareholders of $13.3 million, or 11 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31, compared with a loss of $31.2 million, or 29 cents per share, a year earlier. Vivint Solar provides distributed solar energy to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the United States. It also offers photovoltaic installation devices and software products. DISCLAIMER: (MNU) is a third party publisher and news dissemination service provider, which disseminates electronic information through multiple online media channels. MNU is NOT affiliated in any manner with any company mentioned herein. 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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENV.2011.3.1.9-1 | Award Amount: 4.86M | Year: 2012

The present proposal contributes to improved eco efficiency in the global value chain in the electronics and automotive industries. The starting point is the rising demand for better eco-efficient products and services, provoked by public opinion, and being incorporated into legislation world wide. One leader of this movement is the European Union, but other major economic regions around the world are joining up (e.g. US regarding GHG Emissions ). Customer driven requirements and company strategic aims (eg. reduction of C02 emission) go beyond the law and are becoming integral to company policies. For global the electronic and automotive industries, eco efficient products within an efficient sustainability strategy combine to be a decisive point, ruling future developments on the market. Large OEM companies have internalized this global trend and passed the requirements on to their suppliers. Due to these complicated and dynamic requirements, suppliers are frequently overwhelmed. The lack of data and insufficient integration into operational internal processes lead to the rejection of these requirements. Therefore, until, now management of sustainability strategies across the supply chain has not been solved. SustainHub will provide a systematic and efficient approach to collect sustainability data for products and manufacturing processes through the supply chain and integrate these into the internal systems and processes of the companies. Target industries are electronic and automotive production sector. These are both essential pillars of the European economy, representing in the EU27, no less than 6 million employees and a 347 billion combined production value. Therefore, a better management of supply chain data and sustainability data will improve the eco efficiency performance of product design and production, but also preserve the European competitive position.

Samsung and Intertek | Date: 2015-07-08

Provided are a display device and a method of fabricating the display device. The display device includes a display panel, a backlight unit, and a light emitting sheet. The backlight unit is disposed under the display panel to provide light to the display panel. The light emitting sheet is disposed between the display panel and the backlight unit. The light emitting sheet includes a lower film, a first light emitting resin pattern layer, an upper film, and a second light emitting resin pattern layer. The first light emitting resin pattern layer is disposed on the lower film and includes a plurality of first protrusions and a plurality of first grooves defined between the first protrusions. The upper film is disposed on the first light emitting resin pattern layer. The second light emitting resin pattern layer is disposed between the first light emitting resin pattern layer and the upper film.

Everall N.J.,Intertek
Analyst | Year: 2010

Confocal Raman microscopy is a powerful tool for research and analysis in the chemical, materials and life sciences, particularly for non-destructive depth profiling of transparent systems. Unfortunately, many Raman microscopes are not optimally configured for this purpose, and so yield unnecessarily low signal-to-noise spectra with poor spatial resolution and grossly incorrect depth scales. This review discusses the aberrations and artefacts that can arise and describes how these can be avoided by adhering to a few basic principles that are well known to optical microscopists but which were largely ignored in the spectroscopic community for many years. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2010.

The invention relates to a method for analysing a blend of two or more hydrocarbon feed streams such as crude oils. These crude oils are blended in a facility such as a refinery. The method assesses the compatibility of a hydrocarbon feed in a blend to calculate the blend stability such that organic deposition is minimised. The method uses all of a plurality of hydrocarbon feeds to be blended for analysis. The method either selects a neat hydrocarbon feed, from a plurality of the hydrocarbon feeds included in a blend, as a titrant, wherein the or each other hydrocarbon in the hydrocarbon feed are used to make a pseudo-blend and titrating the pseudo-blend with said selected neat hydrocarbon feed for a plurality of different blend ratios. Alternatively the method involves preparing a reference hydrocarbon and making a blend from the plurality of hydrocarbon feeds and titrating the blend with the reference hydrocarbon. Measurements associated with the change in characteristics of the titrated blend are made and data recorded. The method then calculates, using said data, the stability of the blend.

Intertek | Date: 2013-03-15

A locking retractor is disclosed, as are stretchers and cots using the retractor to secure a patient. The retractor includes structure for locking the retractor spool to prevent rotation in both directions. However, a cam is coupled to the shaft and is arranged relative to the locking structure to prevent the spool from locking during an initial portion of the spools rotation, until a first locking point is reached. Once the first locking point has been reached, a clutch prevents the locking structure from engaging while the spool is still rotating, but the locking structure will engage to lock the spool in both directions once active rotation stops. A user-actuatable lever is provided externally that disengages the locking structure when actuated to allow the spool to extend and retract freely.

Provided are a complex optical film and a light source assembly including the same. The complex optical film includes a first substrate, a light shielding layer formed on a bottom surface of the first substrate, an optical pattern layer formed on a top surface of the first substrate and including concavo-convex portions, a second substrate disposed on the first substrate, and a first adhesive layer disposed under the second substrate, wherein the light shielding layer includes a binder and organic particles and inorganic particles dispersed in the binder, the convex portions of the optical pattern layer at least partially penetrate into the first adhesive layer to be combined with the first adhesive layer, and a low-refraction area having a lower refractive index than the optical pattern layer and the first adhesive layer is defined between the first adhesive layer and the optical pattern layer.

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