Meeting ISO 17025 certification standards demonstrates that a lab operates competently and generates valid results, promoting confidence in its test work. The certification process includes comprehensive system audits that cover every aspect of testing.
“This certification allows our lab to provide certain in-house testing capabilities that would have previously called for working with third-party facilities,” Mike Joyce, president and CEO of PrimaLoft, said. “These capabilities will first be focused on military programs, with plans to expand our accreditations further to better serve our variety of industry segments. This process really shows the dedication of our lab team to quality management and ensures we are able to deliver quality results to our partners.”
ISO 17025 is a quality management system standard that was developed by the International Organization for Standardization, an association of governmental and nongovernmental organizations from many countries. The ISO 17025 standard is utilized to certify quality management systems that focus on continuous improvement, customer satisfaction and the active involvement of both management and employees in a process-based approach to delivery.
“The certification process to achieve ISO 17025 certification is demanding,” Joyce said. “Each individual in our testing laboratory must be wholly dedicated to the pursuit of quality testing. By scrutinizing our procedures at every level, we assure that our customers are receiving superior client service and the highest quality testing services.”
PrimaLoft has state-of-the-art laboratories in Latham, and Xiamen, China, committed to delivering the high-quality service to its partners while making continuous improvements to processes. PrimaLoft conducts research and manages the innovative development of comfort solutions with high performance insulations and fabrics. PrimaLoft insulation products are used in global outdoor and fashion brands, home furnishings, workwear, hunting and military applications.
PrimaLoft is active in sustainable textile production through partnerships with the Bluesign system, the International Oeko-Tex Association, the Sustainable Apparel Coalition’s Higg Index and Textile Exchange’s Global Recycled Standard.