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Performance & Fitness For Use

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Eurofins, Helping You Ensure Your Products are Fit-for-Purpose

In addition to regulatory compliance testing and certification, it is important for brand owners and retailers to ensure that products perform as designed and are fit-for use.

Eurofins' global locations and breadth of testing services allows us to offer bespoke solutions through a single point of contact for your electrical and electronics products; ranging from electrical safety through to food contact, VOC emissions testing and fit-for-use testing.

Some requirements are forced by regional, national and international regulations, others are voluntary schemes which are governments, retailer or end-user led.

Performance and benchmarking

Endurance and accelerated life testing

We can test your products to pre-defined cycles of use, load tests (electrical, mechanical etc.); simulating and, where applicable, accelerating the product’s lifetime in normal conditions of use.

Energy efficiency

Energy efficiency testing is available according to regulations and/or schemes on Energy Related Products (ErP). These are particularly applicable to consumer product ranges such as household and domestic appliances, IT equipment, Multimedia and Audio/Video, and Lighting.

Energy Star® testing

Initiated by the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and implemented in Europe through the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, Energy Star® is a voluntary program.

Despite being voluntary, many government bodies, institutions and commercial organisations have made it mandatory to purchase products with an energy star® rating. We perform testing for Energy Star® energy efficiency testing for a wide range of office products.

EcoDesign and Energy Labelling

We can test your products against the EU Ecodesign and energy labelling Directive 2009/125/EC, expressing the Commission’s commitment towards energy efficiency.

Fitness for use

  • Suitability for the intended use
  • Functionality check against Instruction Manual and reliability
  • Ergonomics; handling and maneuverability
  • User-friendly functionalities
  • Failure analysis

Labels and claims on artwork

  • Testing the claims' evidence
  • Label check

 

For more information contact your local Eurofins E&E laboratory.

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