After two years of fine preparations and a year of trial operation of ISO17025 system, Arlanxeo’s Rubber Technology Center (RTC) passed the expert evaluation of China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS) in November 2017, and obtained Laboratory Accreditation Certificate issued by CNAS in January 2018.
The Arlanxeo RTC was inaugurated at the EPDM production site in Changzhou in mid-December 2016. It integrates rubber mixing, testing and analysis capabilities. The company said that it is currently one of the most advanced rubber test centers. RTC can use the CNAS mark within the scope of the accredited testing capacity to provide customers with more authoritative and credible experimental data. This will help customers meet the audit requirements and save their time and costs greatly by avoiding repeated third party testing. At present, CNAS has signed the ILAC Mutual Recognition Arrangement with the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), which means that test reports issued by the RTC will also be internationally recognised, thus giving support to customers in expanding international market.