India: TÜV SÜD’s Tirupur lab now offers chemical testing services
Chemical testing for all kinds of textile businesses are now available in Tirupur, one of the biggest hubs for India’s textile and knitwear manufacturing industry, as TÜV SÜD – a German safety, testing and certification giant – has added the service to laboratory on Nehru Street, 15 Velampalayam, Tirupur. This was announced by Niranjan Nadkarni, CEO of South & South-East Asia, Middle East & Africa Region at TÜV SÜD. “Owing to our global heritage of superior services and expertise, we are equipped to support clusters like Tirupur and its adjacent regions including Karur, Salem and Erode with the required technical know-how to meet rapidly changing requirements,” stated Nadkarni in a statement issued by the company.
Equipped with state-ofthe-art instrumentation, including UPLC-MS, GC-MS, UV-VIS spectroscopy, FTIR and ICP-OES, the testing lab will offer comprehensive textile, apparel and home furnishing testing services. These equipment are needed for testing key parameters such as pH levels as well as banned amines, phthalates, formaldehyde and heavy metals.
The arrival of chemical testing facility in the city is a boon for manufacturers and exporters carving a niche for Indian knitwear products in overseas and local markets. Those who have association with TÜV SÜD will be given several benefits. They will be offered assistance in improving production processes. It will also ensure ways on how to optimise costs and minimise risks and defects by ensuring their products’ compliance with the guidelines.
Restricted Substance List (RSL) and Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) and other similar safety regulations will also be offered at the facility.