SGS has gained accreditation from the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for the Mechanical Testing of filters, filter materials, vacuum cleaners, and air purifiers at its new filtration laboratory in Suzhou, China.

The A2LA accreditation broadens SGS China’s capability to deliver a wide range of industries with a single focus on filtration testing for compressed air, HEPA/ULPA, HVAC, and industrial air and residential air purification.

Ben Lv, director of SGS China automotive and North and East China electrical and electronic consumer, adds: “This news will be welcomed by our clients who will benefit from a locally available, single lab dedicated to air filtration services. It’s also great news for the wider industry as we seek to build our reputation in this field and support the healthy and sustainable development of the national filtration sector.”

The filtration lab, strategically located west of Shanghai, provides cutting-edge testing technology and first-class solutions in the filtration industry. The new certification confirms that the lab has management, quality, and technical systems in place to deliver accurate and reliable analyses; and appropriate administrative processes to ensure that all aspects related to the sample, the analysis, and the reporting are standardized, measured, and monitored.