Intertek Announces a New White Paper: An Engineer’s Guide for Evaluating Furniture Quality and Improving Test Methods

New publication provides unique tools to improve furniture quality, reduce product recalls and improve test methods, specifically with structural and flammability testing.

Chicago, IL, April 28, 2009 --( Intertek (LSE: ITRK), a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, has announced the availability of a new white paper titled: An Engineer’s Guide for Evaluating Furniture Quality and Improving Test Methods.

Field failure costs can be crippling to manufacturers from customer returns, to recall and warranty claims. Performance testing products is an economical way to assure furniture designs meet industry standards and quality from a structural durability, safety, and overall quality standpoint. It can help predict failures, improve durability, enhance safety, and identify unexpected problems before hitting the market.

This Whitepaper will provide information about how field failures can affect your products and discusses common product liability issues furniture manufacturers face. It will also teach readers about innovative performance test methods that will assure furniture designs meet industry standards and quality.

Learn how field failures directly impact bottom line
Unique tools for evaluating your products quality
Improve test methods with innovative solutions specifically for structural and flammability testing

Visit the link below to download this paper today

For further information, please contact:

Nicole Kimmick
Field Marketing Manager
Telephone: 978-635-8550


About Intertek
Intertek is a leading provider of quality and safety solutions serving a wide range of industries around the world. From auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification, Intertek people are dedicated to adding value to customers' products and processes, supporting their success in the global marketplace. Intertek has the expertise, resources and global reach to support its customers through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 23,000 people in 110 countries around the world. For further information, visit
Nicole Kimmick