The Cotecna Group is a global organization with a vast presence, more than 140 offices and laboratories spread across over 50 countries. This extensive network strategically covers all the major trade routes and continents, which plays a vital role in enabling us to provide timely and efficient customer support. Whether your business operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa, or any other part of the world, our international reach ensures that we can  respond to your needs and requests, contributing to a rapid turnaround time that sets us apart in the industry. Our commitment to serving our clients on a global scale is at the core of our operations, and we take pride in offering unparalleled support and expertise wherever you are. Read and learn more about our Consumer Product Service network.

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ACT Lab

Based in the USA, Europe, China, Taiwan and Vietnam. ACT Lab specializes in: Chemical Testing, Bicycle, E-Mobility, Product Testing, Sport/Leisure, Audit & Consultation, PPE Tests.

TOBY

Based in China. Toby specializes in: Safety Testing, Wireless Testing, Chemical Testing, Performance Testing, EMC Testing.

GEOCHEM

Based in the United Arab Emirates and India. GEO-CHEM specialized in: Safety, Design, Inspection & Audits, Regulatory, Performance, CPSIA compliance for children’s products.

NEOTRON

Based in Italy, Neotron Specializes in: Food Contact Migration Tests, Cosmetic Test.

WIMPEY

Based in the United Arab Emirates with labs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Wimpey Lab Specializes In: Chemical Testing, Energy Efficiency, Safety Testing, Performance Testing.

The Consumer Product Service network ensures your products meet your specifications and comply with relevant standards across a wide range of consumer goods, including softlines, hardlines, electrical, and electronic products. We aim to become an essential partner for the wide range of consumer goods.

Chemical Testing

Chemical Tests are used to determine the composition of materials and detect whether they contain harmful substances. This helps manufacturers and suppliers
ensure that their products meet regulatory safety requirements and protect the health of consumers and the environment.

Hardline Testing

Hardline Testing is designed to guarantee the safety and quality compliance of your hard products. Through thorough product testing, we not only minimize the risk of recalls by local and international government agencies but also establish trust with end-users. Our commitment to rigorous testing and adherence to safety and quality standards ensures your products meet the highest industry benchmarks.

Products

Packaging

Furniture

Bed & Mattress

Storage Unit

Child Use & Care Articles

Material & Articles in Contact with Food

Textile Product Testing

Textile Testing services helps you to guarantee that your textile products meet both local and international safety and quality standards. We offer comprehensive mechanical and chemical testing services compliant with ISO, ASTM, AATCC, NEXT, and IS, ensuring your textiles meet the highest industry benchmarks for safety and quality.

Products

Activewear

Outerwear

Belts

Curtains

Towels

Soft Home Furnishing

Leather & Footwear Test

Leather & Footwear testing includes comprehensive testing services that are dedicated to ensuring that your leather and footwear products not only meet but exceed the highest quality standards and international compliance requirements. We subject these products to a variety of environmental conditions to prevent premature wear, and we’re committed to suggesting product improvements whenever and wherever needed. Our aim is to enhance the longevity and performance of your leather and footwear items while maintaining strict adherence to global standards, providing you with the utmost confidence in your product’s quality and durability.

Services Offered

Footwear & Leather Product Testing

Fashion Footwear Testing

Safety Footwear Testing & Certification

Durability Testing

Restricted Substance List (RSL) Testing

EU Directive Testing

Mold Prevention Solution

Inspection

Technical Consultancy

Design Evaluation

Toys and Similar Product Testing

Toy Testing services are dedicated to ensuring the safety, quality, and compliance of children’s toys. We understand the  importance of toys in a child’s development, which is why we conduct rigorous safety testing, comprehensive analyses, and experiments on all product parts, components, materials, and finished products. Our goal is to guarantee that toys are not only free from harmful substances but also feature verified designs, providing the assurance that  children’s toys meet the highest safety and quality standards.

Products

Consumer Product Safety Improvement ACT Testing (CPSIA)

Juvenile Products Testing

EU Toy Directive Testing

Furniture Test

Furniture Testing services are designed to help you with comprehensive insights into the strength, durability, and stability of your furniture products. Beyond structural assessments, we conduct rigorous chemical tests to guarantee that all the raw materials utilized in furniture construction not only comply with regulations but also meet the highest safety standards. Our commitment is to ensure that your furniture products not only endure the test of time but also prioritize the safety and well-being of end-users.

Services Offered

Furniture Mechanical Testing

Furniture Flammability Testing

Furniture Chemical Testing

Surface Resistance Testing

Wood Based Material Testing

Furniture Finishing Testing

Furniture Textile Testing

Furniture Textile Testing

Food Contact Materials Tests

Food Contact Material (FCM) Testing services encompass a comprehensive examination of all materials intended for contact with food products throughout the supply chain. FCMs play a pivotal role in ensuring food safety, and our testing procedures are designed to guarantee that these products do not alter the organoleptic characteristics of the food they come in contact with. We understand the critical role FCMs play in preserving the integrity of food products, and our rigorous testing procedures are aimed at upholding the highest standards in food safety.

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Material Categories

  • Plastic
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Bamboo
  • Stainless Steel
  • Metals and alloys
  • Ceramic
  • Other FCMs

Services Offered

  • Migration Testing
  • Residual content analysis
  • Detection of undesirable or unintentionally added substances (NIAS)
  • Organoleptic analysis
  • Extractable and leachables study

Electrical & Electronics Testing Services

We offer comprehensive testing and certification services for your electrical and electronic products across the entire supply chain. Our electrical and electronics testing ensures the durability, functionality, and safety of your products. We assist manufacturers and suppliers in verifying that their products not only meet regulatory safety requirements but also establish credibility with consumers. Our commitment is to help you deliver products that are reliable.

Services Offered

Domestic Electrical Appliances
As per IS, IEC, BS EN

Environmental Test Facility
As per IS, IEC, BS EN

Lamps, Luminaries & Accessories
As per IS, IEC, BS EN

Electrical Toys

ICT

Wireless and IOT

Battery

Tools

DIY & Home Improvement Products

At ACT Lab, DIY product testing and safety risk assessment holds a big role in the product development journey. Our rigorous testing procedures extend beyond the intended use, using an great examination of potential safety risks, including unintended scenarios. We take pride in subjecting each product to an extensive testing regimen, ensuring that it remains under thorough testing until we are confident in its safety.

Product Ranges

  • Home Improvement
  • Coatings, paints, adhesives & glues
  • Coverings
  • Small hardware
  • E&E – Power tools, garden power, climate
  • Household and bathroom accessories
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Outdoor  – Garden Furniture, Pool, BBQ,
  • Car accessories

Services Offered

  • Physical & mechanical tests
  • Chemical tests
  • Performance tests
  • REACH
  • EMC tests
  • Environmental tests
  • Notifies Body and Certification Body Services
  • Climate tests
  • Efficacy tests