Performance & Fitness For Use
Your industry, our focus
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.
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 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.Get a quote