Geo-Chem in­stalls In­dia’s first VOC ma­chine for pro­fes­sional and pre­cise test­ing

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For a com­pany that is just over a year old, the pace at which Geo-Chem is mov­ing ahead is in­deed im­pres­sive. Af­ter get­ting self-ac­cred­ited in tex­tiles, leather footwear, hard­line, toys, and a bit in elec­tri­cal, the highly well-equipped lab has just taken its first step to cater to the in­dus­try – fur­ni­ture, MDF, auto com­po­nent, home and com­mer­cial fur­nish­ing etc. – for which Volatile Or­ganic Com­pounds (VOC) are pri­mary con­cerns with the in­stal­la­tion of the first VOC ma­chine of its kind in In­dia.

Geo-Chem Con­sumer Prod­uct

Ser­vices is al­ways in the search for ways to sup­port the in­dus­try with so­lu­tions that im­pact com­pet­i­tive­ness of busi­ness. In the process, CPS is mov­ing a step ahead in terms of in­creas­ing the ca­pa­bil­i­ties of its labs and as also ad­vanc­ing to­wards it; its’ set goals for 2018 are to be a com­plete ser­vice provider in the con­sumer goods seg­ment with so­lu­tions for every con­cern that buy­ers and end­con­sumers are talking about. “We are very de­ter­mined to be dif­fer­ent from other com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing in the CPS space and for us it is about be­ing proac­tive and look­ing at prob­lems in a col­lab­o­ra­tive way to find a win-win an­swer ir­re­spec­tive of whether it re­quires heavy in­vest­ment from our side,” says Man­ish Ku­mar, Global Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Geo-Chem.

It is not as if VOC test­ing is not hap­pen­ing in In­dia, but the pre­ci­sion of re­sults can­not be guar­an­teed with the cur­rent test­ing pro­ce­dure and method­ol­ogy. “With home and In­ter­na­tional re­tail­ers in­sist­ing on ac­cu­racy of VOC tests, the need for this ma­chine is re­ally huge,” says Man­ish. The new ma­chine is the lat­est avail­able in the mar­ket and a value ad­di­tion to the ser­vices that Geo-Chem is al­ready pro­vid­ing. All prod­ucts made from or­ganic ma­te­rial emit chem­i­cals which cross­ing a cer­tain limit, can be harm­ful to the health of the user. VOC test mea­sures the amount of such emis­sions and gives the re­tail­ers and brands an as­sur­ance that the same is within per­mis­si­ble lim­its.

Geo-Chem’s VOC ser­vices are de­signed to sup­port both prod­uct and sup­ply chain com­pli­ance for com­pa­nies. Geo-Chem pro­vides cus­tomers with de­tailed test­ing and anal­y­sis of a com­pany’s prod­ucts and rec­om­men­da­tions for manag­ing risk within the com­pany and their sup­ply chain. The lab pro­vides test­ing for emis­sions, and con­tent of volatile or­ganic com­pounds (VOC) and can han­dle projects re­quir­ing mul­ti­ple skill sets and com­bi­na­tions of an­a­lyt­i­cal ex­per­tise and ca­pa­bil­i­ties. The ma­chine stim­u­lates real life en­vi­ron­ment and then the VOC emit­ted is mea­sured which makes the whole process fool­proof. Not only is the ma­chine a com­mit­ment to sup­port in­dus­try’s busi­ness, but also a step to pro­vide Green so­lu­tions that will en­sure a safe and healthy fu­ture for years to come. Green is a di­rec­tion that is whole­heart­edly sup­ported by Geo-Chem and by in­vest­ing in the ma­chine, with two more such ma­chines to fol­low, the com­pany is keep­ing up its com­mit­ment not only for its cus­tomers, but also for the en­vi­ron­ment. “There are al­ready tough reg­u­la­tions in the US and Europe on VOC, but even in In­dia the aware­ness is grow­ing fast and I would not be sur­prised if In­dia too for­mu­lates a reg­u­la­tion on the same soon,” con­cludes Man­ish.

Man­ish Ku­mar, Global Ex­ec­u­tive Vice Pres­i­dent, Geo-Chem in dis­cus­sion with Om Prakash, Gen­eral Man­ager, who is re­spon­si­ble for the new ma­chine

The newly in­stalled VOC ma­chine at Geo-Chem of­fice in Gur­gaon

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