Atlas Weathering Services Group Partners With GEARI to Offer Testing Services in China

Atlas Weathering Services Group (AWSG), a division of Chicago-based Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC (Atlas) and Intertek Testing Services HK Ltd., Equipment Services Division (ITS-EQT) have entered into an agreement with Guangzhou Electric Apparatus Research Institute (GEARI) to be the sole service provider of AWSG recognized methods of outdoor weathering testing and laboratory accelerated testing services in China. ITS-EQT is the exclusive representative of Atlas Material Testing Technology in China and Hong Kong. The new services will be provided under the name GEARI Weather Testing Center (GWTC).

"As China continues to expand its role in the global marketplace by increasing product development and exports, materials durability testing and service life prediction will become even more important," said Jack L. Martin, president of AWSG, "GWTC now offers convenient testing for international standards in China."

AWSG has trained and authorized GWTC to perform outdoor weathering, laboratory accelerated weathering using xenon and fluorescent devices, and evaluation services as specified in ASTM, ISO and SAE standards. AWSG has performed a quality review to confirm that strict quality control guidelines for GWTC are in place to provide superior material durability solutions. GWTC is a CNACL/ISO accredited laboratory testing center for materials testing.

GWTC operates two atmospheric exposures sites in southern China -- a subtropical site in Guangzhou and a tropical site in Hainan. In addition to these test sites, GWTC has affiliations with other test sites located throughout China that will further expand the AWSG Worldwide Exposure Network offering Atlas clients testing on five continents and over 25 outdoor sites worldwide.

For more information regarding GWTC, contact AWSG directly at +1-623-465-7356.