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GTS expands testing remit following continued audit success

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Thursday 15 May 2014

GTS expands testing remit following continued audit successIndependent research and design specialist Glass Technology Services Ltd (GTS) has further expanded its extensive product testing and chemical analysis services for the glass supply chain as it continues to achieve independent audit success.

Scoring highly across technical (ISO 17025), administrative (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) performance audits, the company has also successfully achieved Notified Testing Laboratory status and has made seven extensions of scope to its comprehensive technical UKAS accreditations. 

GTS Systems Manager, Heather Marsh, comments:

“This continued audit performance success is testimony to our whole team. It gives our technical experts the opportunity to further expand the scope of our laboratory in the coming year as we respond to increasing demand across the glass supply chain. Our continuous improvement is enabling us to meet the stringent demands of a wide variety of industries including food and drink, biotech, medical and pharmaceuticals as well as construction and design.”

The specialist team’s testing remit now extends to include various methods of ICP-OES (inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectroscopy) – allowing trace elements to be detected in the parts per billion scale.

GTS has also been awarded Notified Body status for glass products under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), following auditing by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and recommendation to the Department for Communities and Local Government - the UK designating authority.

As a Notified Testing Laboratory, GTS now provides initial type testing (ITT) for manufacturers, tougheners and processors of flat glass construction products. This ITT data contributes towards Attestation of Conformity (AoC) in order to allow these companies to CE mark their products and enable them to place these products onto the European marketplace for use throughout the construction industry.

GTS works across the glass supply industry both in the UK and internationally - providing analysis, consultancy, testing, quality assessment and research and development support across the glass, food and drink, construction, retail, medical, pharmaceutical, defence and biotech sectors.

For more information please see www.glass-ts.com, telephone +44 (0) 114 290 1801 or email enquiries@glass-ts.com


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