Intertek in Grand Rapids Opens Packaging Performance Testing Facility

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Intertek today announced it is introducing a packaging performance testing facility in its Grand Rapids laboratory, the company’s first packaging lab in North America to be accredited by the International Safe Transit Association (ISTA). The company’s headquarters are in London.

The facility will provide end-to-end evaluation of product packages.

With the expansion of e-commerce and globalization of supply chains, packages must be evaluated to ensure they will hold up and protect products from being damaged. Intertek’s packaging performance services include design evaluation, sustainability services, and testing to various standards.

“Intertek’s focus has always been to provide services that help our customers bring quality and safety to life,” says Brian Kneibel, a business development professional at Intertek. “We have seen the growth of e-commerce and evolution of supply chains impact our customers in multiple ways, including packaging.

“We’re excited to offer the industry a way to help ensure the quality and sustainability of their packages as they build their e-commerce platforms and strategies to meet consumer demand for quality products purchased online.”

Intertek has 15 ISTA-accredited packaging labs in its global network. It supports supplier networks, manufacturers, retailers, and others with packaging design, optimization, and performance.

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