HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM, October 8, 2019— UL announced today the opening of a world-class chemical emissions testing laboratory in Vietnam. The laboratory will provide expertise in product emissions testing for GREENGUARD Certification and emissions regulations that will enable Vietnamese furniture manufacturers to expand their business into global markets.
“The Vietnamese furniture market is poised for tremendous global growth and UL is pleased to serve our clients and the industry with an emissions testing laboratory, introducing GREENGUARD Certification and regulatory testing such as CARB testing to the region,” said Alberto Uggetti, vice president and general manager, UL’s Environment & Sustainability division. “With our partner Quatest3, we can provide local testing toward certification of products and conformity to regulations to help the Vietnamese market grow their business with global retailers .”
“Quatest 3 has been a trusted partner of UL since 2016. Our collaboration is now further enhanced with the opening of our UL’s emissions lab in Vietnam,” said Anthony Tan, vice president & managing director, UL Australasia & ASEAN. “In 2016 we opened a consumer product testing laboratory and we have added mechanical testing for furniture to serve the growing furniture market in Vietnam. Now we are completing our solutions of offering product emissions testing capabilities in Vietnam so that suppliers can meet the needs of their retail customer for low-emitting products,”
UL is a leading authority on chemical emissions testing and regulations including California Air Resources Board (CARB) testing and certification, UL GREENGUARD Certification, and European regulations. In addition to environmental chambers to test hazardous chemical emissions from furniture, building materials, electronics and formulated products, the lab can also perform furniture mechanical testing for furniture products.
“We are pleased to enter into this alliance with UL, who brings globally-recognized expertise in emissions testing and furniture performance testing to support the growth of furniture and related industries in Vietnam,” said Nguyen Thai Hung, director of QUATEST3. “The new facility will give local manufacturers an advantage with convenient access to expert testing services, and enable them to gain competitiveness in the global market place”.
The alliance between UL and QUATEST3 will give manufacturers local access to testing in two critical areas: furniture durability and performance testing, which is critically important to demonstrate that products are high quality and meet the needs of the global retail furniture market. The second aspect is chemical emissions testing, which will help manufacturers meet the increasing regulations on chemical exposure from products.
The lab can begin testing products on October 8, 2019.Please contact lina.ku@ ul.com for more information about testing.
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QUATEST3 is a Conformity Assessment Body under Vietnam Directorate of Standards Metrology and Quality (STAMEQ) - Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). The organization was established in 1976 and developed into one of Vietnam’s most capable and leading bodies in providing testing, inspection, metrology calibration and verification, products and systems certification, and technical training services to the regulatory authorities for management processes, and to the businesses, traders and manufacturers with conformity solutions of a broad range of product lines, from machinery, materials, electrical appliances, chemicals, consumers products and foods safety. (www.quatest3.com.vn)