Impactiva, the world’s leading quality assurance and supply chain optimization provider to the leather, footwear, apparel and other lifestyle industries, has partnered exclusively with global public health and safety organization NSF International to provide laboratory testing for the global textile industry.Testing for restricted substances and physical property failures will be performed at NSF International’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai, China.
“NSF International is a global scientific leader with more than 70 years of experience in testing, auditing and quality assurance. The NSF test results provided to our clients are unmatched in reliability, quality and timeliness,” explains Managing Director Jose R. Suarez.
NSF International develops standards for testing and product certification, utilizing established test methods and quality control procedures that yield more accurate, repeatable results than those generated from rapid testing procedures performed at production facilities.
Impactiva incorporates NSF test reports into a comprehensive, end-to-end Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Program tailored for each client with the aim of reducing costs and more effectively identifying deficiencies in product quality, safety and security. Should a failure be detected during testing, Impactiva technicians analyze the cause and provide suppliers with permanent solutions.
“This premium lab testing service adapts to the needs of each client and supports Impactiva’s quality assurance philosophy—prevention, Right from the Start™ and failure root cause analysis,” explains Suarez.
In addition to potential cost-savings, increased government scrutiny has made higher-quality laboratory testing essential in the fashion industry. “We all know that lab testing is becoming increasingly complex as more government regulations are added every year,” adds Suarez. “It is a very sensitive issue that cannot be left unattended in the process of manufacturing abroad.” Therefore, in addition to improving regulatory compliance, Impactiva will be providing clients with ongoing updates on the latest changes in global standards and regulations.
Founded in 2003, Impactiva provides end-to-end quality assurance services to clients’ suppliers throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Guided by the principles of quality and honesty, Impactiva sets itself apart with two key characteristics: highly trained technicians and a breadth of services that help suppliers produce Right from the Start™. Technicians receive intensive training at learning centers in Chennai, India, and Dongguan, China, and service offerings fall within five core business units—Materials, Footwear, Apparel, Lean Transformation and Lab Testing.
To see Impactiva’s approach to optimizing clients’ supply chains via improved quality and efficiency, visit their website at www.impactiva.com.
Founded in 1944, NSF International (nsf.org) is a global independent public health and safety organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment. NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.
NSF laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments across all major industries. NSF operates more than 165,000 square feet of ISO 17025-certified, state-of-the-art labs, including extensive instrumentation and technologies, in North and South America, Europe and Asia.