SGS Officially Opens its New Filtration Laboratory in Suzhou, China

SGS opens a new Chinese filtration laboratory focusing on Compressed Air HEPA & ULPA, HVAC & Industrial Air ands Residential Air Purification.

Online PR News – 08-June-2021 – Geneva, Switzerland – SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, is pleased to announce the opening of its new filtration performance laboratory in Suzhou, China.

On May 20, 2021, SGS staff were joined by VIPs for the laboratory’s official opening. Attendees included Ms. Liu Hua, Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, Mr. Tian Xueling, Vice President of CSSD, Mr. Li Jun, Vice President of Suzhou Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology, Ms. Shi Sujuan, Director of Testing Center, Mr. Qu Weixin, Vice President of Xiangcheng Research Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Equipment, Soochow University, Mr. Mou Qizhi, General Manager of SGS’s Shanghai Branch, Mr. Chen Huijun, General Manager of SGS’s Suzhou Branch, Mr. Lv Bincai, North East China Director of SGS’s Electrical & Electronics Consumer Division, and Director of SGS’s Automotive Service Division, as well as guests from well-known enterprises in the home appliance, automotive and filtration industries.

Strategically located west of Shanghai, this new 2,500 m2 facility significantly expands the company’s capability to provide cutting-edge testing technology and first-class solutions in the filtration industry to its extensive and increasing customer-base across the region with.

The laboratory caters to a wide range of industries with a single focus on filtration testing for Compressed Air HEPA & ULPA, HVAC & Industrial Air and Residential Air Purification.

Mr. Mou Qizhi, General Manager of SGS’s Shanghai Branch, said: “SGS’s Filtration Performance Laboratory in Suzhou is the first laboratory in China to focus on filtration performance testing. It is an important milestone for SGS in China and great news for our clients who will benefit from a locally available, single lab dedicated to air filtration services.

“While providing professional and convenient high-quality services for clients, it will also better cooperate with other businesses in the industry to further help the healthy and sustainable development of the national filtration industry.”

The new filtration performance laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art testing equipment including:
• F1977 vacuum cleaner test bench
• ISO 11155 automotive air conditioning filter test bench
• ISO 16890 air filter test bench
• Palas PMFT 1000

The scope for product testing includes:
• Room Purifiers – performance testing: ISO, AHAM, GB/T
• Vacuum Cleaners – performance testing: ASTM and IEC
• HEPA and ULPA Filters: EN 1822/ ISO 29643 including MPPS to 0.01?m and IEST HEPA & ULPA
• HVAC Testing- Residential and Commercial: Initial Efficiency, Full Tests with Charge Conditioning and Dirt Holding Capacity
• Automotive Cabin AIR
• Engine Intake & crankcase ventilation: Flow Restriction and Capacity Efficiency

SGS is now seeking to secure A2LA accreditation and CNAS accreditation for the new laboratory later this year.

At the ceremony, Ms. Liu Hua of the Suzhou Industrial Park Administrative Committee, said that the presence and operation of SGS’s Filtration Performance Laboratory will further enhance Suzhou's advantageous position in the field of filtration testing and certification. She explained that she believes that SGS can both benefit related enterprises in the park and jointly develop high-quality products for the filtration industry, while also assisting in quality improvements and rapid development of relevant enterprises in the Yangtze River Delta and China. This will all help "Made in Suzhou" compete in the international market.

SGS Filtration Performance Laboratory in Suzhou is the company’s first domestic third-party laboratory focusing on filtration testing. It features complete air filtration testing capabilities from testing of filter materials to the entire end product. With test flow ranges from low flow to ultra-high-flow products it provides a full range of one-stop solutions for filtration performance across a diversity of industries such as home appliances, automobiles, medicine, and aviation.

For further information, please contact:

Legend Xue
Laboratory Manager
SGS Suzhou IBR Laboratories

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