PPAI’s mission is to be the voice and force to advance the promotional products industry, and the Association’s business services members play a critical role in that mission.
The promo industry’s business services providers support industry companies’ operations with a wide range of resources and capabilities. This week, PPAI Media is spotlighting the product testing services they offer promo businesses. Considering that product safety and compliance is of the utmost importance, product testing is a vital and valuable part of doing business in 2023 and beyond.
Many of these business services providers will be on hand at The PPAI Expo 2024, which takes place January 15-18 in Las Vegas.
A PPAI Trusted Affinity Partner and sponsor of PPAI’s Product Responsibility Summit, QIMA is a global quality control and compliance service provider that teams with brands, retailers, distributors and suppliers to secure, manage and optimize their global supply chain. QIMA has more than 2,000 inspectors and auditors classified by product range, account managers speaking over 40 languages and a service coverage area of 85 countries.
Services include lab testing of finished products or raw materials to a range of international standards, product inspection and audit programs to ensure suppliers meet the criteria for quality management, ethical conduct and environmental protection.
PPAI members enjoy discounts on QIMA services, as well as value-added compliance content (including the Prop 65 Settlement Database) and a curated library of supply chain intelligence.
MADE Laboratory specializes in testing and development, including full-scope fabrication testing and apparel profiling with data and documentation; comprehensive consumables testing and performance comparisons; and detailed equipment testing with data and optimization input.
Insight Quality is a quality assurance company that provides audits, inspections and testing management.
TÜV SÜD America is a technical service corporation catering to businesses around the world. The company offers testing, certification, auditing and advisory services to ensure products meet safety and quality standards.
TÜV Rheinland North American Retail is an independent, third-party testing, inspection and certification body. It conducts lab testing, inspection, verification and certification services in at clients' manufacturing locations using a global network of experts that can provide support in every phase of the logistics timeline – from pre-production to shipment. The company's services provide the expertise and solutions to help ensure products are fit for purpose, compliant with regulations and delivered on time.