Intertek has established a new “Chemical Testing Supercenter” in the Chicagoland area of the US, designed to offer a range of chemical testing facilities to a range of industries, including textiles, apparel, footwear and accessories.

The new facility offers chemical testing to ensure product compliance with a range of regulations such the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS and RoHS2), Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances (REACH), and, in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

Additional services include rush testing capabilities, Bill of Materials (BoM) assessment services, performance testing and benchmarking and quality assurance solutions.

“Our goals are to simplify the testing process for our customers, as the complexity of the regulatory landscape increases, and to provide more efficient, thorough and convenient chemical testing than ever before,” said Gregg Tiemann, chief executive, products, at Intertek.