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In November 2009, SGS Hong Kong Ltd was accredited by IKEA as the first testing laboratory with Third Party Certifier (TPC) status for the testing of formaldehyde  in composite wood in China and Asia.

SGS will assist IKEA’s vendors in ensuring that wood products for shipping to the international market are in compliance with worldwide formaldehyde regulations.

Prior to this achievement, SGS had also earned Third-Party Certifier (TPC) status from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for the verification of composite wood products to ensure compliance with formaldehyde emission standards set forth in the California State Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM).

As IKEA’s Third-Party Certifier (TPC), SGS will: Offer CARB certification services to mills that supply boards to IKEA and its suppliers; Offer testing services to IKEA’s mills and suppliers to ensure compliance with ASTM E1333, ASTM D6007, EN 717-2 and EN 120; Verify the accuracy of emission testing procedures and the facilities used by composite wood product manufacturers in conducting formaldehyde emission tests; Monitor manufacturers’ quality assurance programs; and Provide independent audits and inspections. Download the PDF version of the IKEA news article. (PDF 56 KB)

For more information, you may contact:
Mr. Carlos Wong Hong Kong
t +852 2765 3681
Mr. Toby Lee
t +852 6989 1035/ +86 13923 821035
f +852 2334 9085

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,500 offices and laboratories around the world.