TÜV SÜD, a globally acclaimed German safety and quality expert, today announced the expansion of their textile testing laboratory in Tirupur. With this expansion, the world class laboratory distinguished for its physical testing and technical solutions; will now offer chemical testing services for all kinds of textile businesses in Tirupur and neighbouring regions such as Karur, Salem and Erode. The holistic capabilities of the laboratory will cater to the manufacturers and exporters carving a niche for Indian knitwear products in global and domestic markets.
The facility is fully equipped to provide comprehensive textile, apparel, home furnishing testing services. For the businesses that partner with TÜV SÜD, the benefits are multi-fold; TÜV SÜD will be able to assist manufacturers in improving production processes, optimise cost and reduce the risks and defects by adhering to the guidelines.
Manufactures can avail complete guidance on Restricted Substance List (RSL) and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) and other similar safety regulations. The new chemical testing laboratory will be out-fitted with state-of-the-art instruments such as UPLC – MS MS, GC-MS, UV-VIS spectroscopy, FT IR and ICP OES. These instruments will be essential in testing key parameters such as Banned Amines, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, pH and Heavy metals. To reduce product rejections in global markets and identify production threats at grassroots level, TÜV SÜD is capable to serve failure and root cause analysis that will support manufacturers to mitigate risks at preliminary stages. The expanded facility has all testing services available under one roof and to enable this, extra floor space was added to the existing laboratory.
Announcing this expansion, Mr. Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO of South & South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa region said, “Tirupur is one of the biggest hubs for India’s textile and knitwear industry. The sector is highly promising with respect to its contribution to the country’s GDP and the government is also taking decisive steps towards untapping its potential. Our aim is to understand the pulse of the sector and respond to their business need in real-time. Keeping that in mind, we have strategically invested in building a facility close to the manufacturing hub and as their business needs evolve, we have augmented our range of testing services. Globally, we have a network of laboratories and multidisciplinary experts collaborating with exporters and importers to help mitigate production risks and economic losses. Owing to our global legacy of superior services and insights, we are equipped to support clusters like Tirupur and its neighbouring regions with the required technical know-how to meet rapidly changing requirements.”
TÜV SÜD with its wide network of labs and experts across key markets such as South Asia, European Union, ASEAN, US and UK has thorough knowledge of compliance in exporting and importing nations. Across the globe, TÜV SÜD works with leading internationals brands of repute to help them focus on quality and consistency. Their state-of-the-art consumer testing laboratories ensure that manufacturers, exporters, importers adapt to the ever-evolving regulations and helps in mitigation of economic losses in trade.
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