Ceram, the internationally renowned centre for materials and
technology, based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, will take the opportunity of exhibiting
at Ceramics China to announce the expansion of its testing facility, of
tabletop, sanitaryware, tiles and raw materials, into China.
The Ceram Approved Laboratory Scheme will be expanded into
China with a new facility at the HuaXia Ceramic Exposition City, Guangdong
province. This is the first
approved laboratory in mainland China and it is strongly linked with the
JingDeZhen ceramics Institute in Jiangxi Province.
The opening of this new facility allows manufacturers to
ensure that products produced in China for the UK and European market, will be
produced to the high quality required.
Dr Graham Oliver of Ceram commented: “Once fully operational Ceram will audit
the laboratory for all tests accredited under the scheme, upon passing a ‘Ceram
Approved’ logo will be issued to be used on test reports. The approval scheme and logo guarantees
the quality of the testing that has been conducted, so all customers can be
confident of the results and subsequently the items they are testing.”
The testing agreement will be the first in a series of
co-operations between Ceram and the HuaXia laboratory, which will result in a
chain of laboratories and offices that will cover mainland China.