SHENZHEN, CHINA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2009) - Specialized Technology Resources, Inc.
(STR) today announced that its Shenzhen laboratory has received the China
Metrology Accreditation (CMA) from the Administration of Quality and
Technical Supervision at the Municipal Levels. STR's Shanghai laboratory
obtained the CMA one year ago. STR, a U.S.-based global company, is one of
only a few independent laboratories to receive the Metrology Accreditation
from the Chinese government.
CMA is a mandatory accreditation system designed to assess the metrology
capabilities of testing or calibration laboratories that will test products
being sold into the Chinese market. This accreditation allows STR to issue
test reports and certificates bearing the CMA mark, which verifies that the
tested products conform to China's mandatory quality and safety standards.
Test reports bearing the CMA mark are accepted as legal documents in China.
For example, textile companies that intend to sell products in China must
obtain CMA certification. The most common requirement is the GB 18401
standard, which is the National General Safety Technical Code for textile
products. By having STR test for conformance to this standard and issue a
report with the CMA mark, a textile manufacturer is then able to sell its
products in China.
"CMA is very important for our clients who are seeking entry to or are
expanding their operations in the Asia Pacific region," said Mr. W.H. Kwok,
Managing Director, STR Asia Pacific region. "This accreditation enables us
to help our clients successfully grow their businesses."
STR recently doubled the size of its quality assurance testing laboratories
in China, with a new 75,000 s/f facility in Shenzhen and a 30,000 s/f
facility in Shanghai. The company tests garments/textiles, toys/toy
premiums, hazardous substances, general merchandise, and
electronics/electrical equipment in these facilities. Services include:
product testing, product safety evaluations, factory capabilities audits,
quality assurance inspections, fair labor and social compliance monitoring
programs, and customized quality assurance programs.
Specialized Technology Resources, which was founded in 1944, provides
testing, audit, accreditation, and responsible sourcing services to help
ensure that clients have the highest level of confidence in the quality,
safety, and social standards of their products and systems. Based in
Enfield, CT, STR has sophisticated laboratories and offices in over 30
countries across six continents, and the reach to provide audit services in
over 140 countries around the world. Visit STR at