The Nadcap accreditation AC7122/1 has been awarded to Intertek’s PTL, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA, laboratory for satisfying aerospace and automotive materials customer requirements and industry specifications.
Intertek (LSE: ITRK) is a provider of quality and safety solutions for a range of industries, from auditing and inspection, to testing, quality assurance and certification. It has a network of over 1000 laboratories and offices and over 26 000 people in 100 countries.
"The award verifies the capabilities of the laboratory for composite testing, staffed by experts who understand the stringent requirements of the composites industry," notes R. James Galipeau, General Manager of Intertek Plastics Technology Laboratories. "This Nadcap award underlines our and commitment to the aerospace and automotive industries.”
Created in 1990 by SAE Inc, Nadcap is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute (PRI). PRI was established to advance the interests of the mobility and related industries through development of performance standards and administration of quality assurance, accreditation and certification programmes for the benefit of industry, government, and the general public.
“Achieving Nadcap accreditation is not easy; it is one of the ways in which the aerospace industry identifies those who excel at manufacturing quality product through superior special processes," says Joe Pinto, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute.