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Are you testing all you need, but only all you need?

In partnership with NSF International’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai, Impactiva’s engineers will work with you to design a customized, end-to-end Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Program that withstands the most demanding government scrutiny while minimizing costs and maximizing product safety and security.

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Why is Impactiva different?

Our Program is based on the following three pillars:

Customized protocol to satisfy your needs

Instead of using a general testing approach, our highly trained industry specific   engineers will work with you to customize a testing program based on your specific needs—reducing your costs while more effectively identifying deficiencies in quality and regulatory compliance. We collect the samples, perform the testing at our NSF International Laboratory, and deliver the corresponding lab reports. And we don’t stop there. We’ll also keep you aware of the latest changes in global standards and regulations (EU REACH, US CPSIA and Proposition 65 regulations among others) and adapt your testing protocol if needed, ensuring that you always satisfy the requirements of all government authorities.

Accurate, credible test results

Our exclusive, global partnership with NSF International will ensure that your testing results have unmatched dependability. NSF is an independent, public health and safety organization that writes national consensus standards and is also an accredited testing and certification body. NSF uses detailed research lab procedures, not production lab procedures, and an unmatched staff of technical experts, resulting in more accurate, repeatable results.

Quick, effective issue analysis and remediation

We take a comprehensive approach to your success, both now and in the future. So if a failure is detected during testing, we don’t just report it to you—we help you remedy it. We’ll perform a root cause analysis on failures and provide your suppliers with permanent solutions, reducing the risk of costly delays in the future.

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Impactiva partnership with NSF

Impactiva Announces Exclusive Partnership with NSF International to Provide Industry-Changing Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Service


SHANGHAI and DONGGUAN CITY, China – February 14, 2014 – Impactiva, the world’s leading quality assurance and supply chain optimization provider to the leather, footwear, apparel and other lifestyle industries, has partnered exclusively with global public health and safety organization NSF International  to provide laboratory testing for the global textile industry. Testing for restricted substances and physical property failures will be performed at NSF International’s state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai, China.

NSF Shanghai Lab

“NSF International is a global scientific leader with more than 70 years of experience in testing, auditing and quality assurance.  The NSF test results provided to our clients are unmatched in reliability, quality and timeliness,” explains Managing Director Jose R. Suarez. NSF International develops standards and is accredited for testing and product certification, utilizing established test methods and quality control procedures that yield more accurate, repeatable results than those generated from rapid testing procedures performed at production facilities.


Impactiva incorporates NSF test reports into a comprehensive, end-to-end Laboratory Testing Quality Assurance Program tailored for each client with the aim of reducing costs and more effectively identifying deficiencies in product quality, safety and security. Should a failure be detected during testing, Impactiva technicians analyze the cause and provide suppliers with permanent solutions.


“This premium lab testing service adapts to the needs of each client and supports Impactiva’s quality assurance philosophy—prevention, Right from the Start™ and failure root cause analysis,” explains Suarez.


In addition to potential cost-savings, increased government scrutiny has made higher-quality laboratory testing essential in the fashion industry. “We all know that lab testing is becoming increasingly complex as more government regulations are added every year,” adds Suarez. “It is a very sensitive issue that cannot be left unattended in the process of manufacturing abroad.” Therefore, in addition to improving regulatory compliance, Impactiva will be providing clients with ongoing updates on the latest changes in global standards and regulations.


About Impactiva:

Founded in 2003, Impactiva provides end-to-end quality assurance services to clients’ suppliers throughout Asia, Europe and South America. Guided by the principles of quality and honesty, Impactiva sets itself apart with two key characteristics: highly trained technicians and a breadth of services that help suppliers produce Right from the Start™. Technicians receive intensive training at learning centers in Chennai, India, and Dongguan, China, and service offerings fall within five core business units—Materials, Footwear, Apparel, Lean Transformation and Lab Testing.


To learn more about Impactiva’s approach to optimizing clients’ supply chains via improved quality and efficiency, visit their website at


About NSF International: Founded in 1944, NSF International ( is a global independent public health and safety organization that writes standards, and tests and certifies products for the food, water and consumer goods industries to minimize adverse health effects and protect the environment ( NSF International has been collaborating with the World Health Organization since 1997 in water quality and safety, food safety and indoor environments.


NSF laboratories provide a wide range of testing, certification and technical services as well as human health risk assessments across all major industries. NSF operates more than 165,000 square feet of ISO 17025-certified, state-of-the-art labs, including extensive instrumentation and technologies, in North and South America, Europe and Asia.


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