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NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 8: Up and Running!

September 19, 2016

In anticipation of the upcoming grand opening event, the Chicago team has been working non-stop to get equipment up and running with no downtime for customer testing! As you can imagine, we needed quite a bit of preparation before installation could take place. In...

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New Mexico NOM Test Standard for E1 and E3 Has Been Released

September 9, 2016

Mexico has issued a new test standard for E1 and E3 interfaces (2048 Kbit/s and 34368 Kbit/s)- NOM-EM-017-SCFI-2016. Test laboratories must have this standard in their accreditation scope in order to perform testing. IFT is still the responsible authority for homologations...

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NTS Chicago Grand Opening Event!

September 6, 2016

We are pleased to officially announce that the grand opening of the new NTS Chicago laboratory at 1660 Wall St. in Mt. Prospect, IL will be taking place on Thursday, October 6th, 2016! Our team has put together a great...

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International Approvals: EU/CE Compliance Update

August 30, 2016

A new version of the “Blue Guide” was issued aligning the requirements with the “New Legislative Framework”. Please note the following two particular aspects extracted from the guide: The EC DoC (Declaration of Conformity) must be in the official language...

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NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 5: LN2 Tank Installation

August 18, 2016

Our Chicago team is really excited about the recent installation of a liquid nitrogen tank, the process taking months to complete. Scroll down for some great pictures of this big job! Equipment is being moved from our Palatine laboratory to the new...

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Saudi Arabia CITC Application Requirement Update

August 12, 2016

Saudi Arabia CITC has started to implement authentication measures for documents being submitted for Type Approvals. Most notably is the Declaration of Conformity (DoC) and the laboratory confirmation letter. The DoC of a particular model must now include official corporate...

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NTS Chicago Expansion Phase 2: New Offices

August 2, 2016

Phase 2 of our new Chicago area laboratory in Mt. Prospect, IL is almost completed, with 6,500 square feet of office space being added. It will contain 11 rooms, 2 conference rooms, a customer lounge, kitchen and reception area. This...

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Technical Spotlight – Organotins Materials Testing

November 23, 2015

What are organotin compounds? Organotin compounds have been used as heat stabilizers in PVC, biocides, wood preservatives, and marine anti-fouling agents. There are 4 classes of organotins with tri-substituted organotin compounds having the most toxic effects on the environment. These...

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Technical Spotlight – Phthalates Materials Testing

November 23, 2015

What are Phthalates? Phthalates are plasticizers used to soften rigid plastics and are also used as adhesives and solvents. These compounds are present in a wide variety of products such as children’s toys, cosmetics, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and packaging materials...

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Technical Spotlight – Bisphenol-A (BPA) Material Testing

November 23, 2015

What is BPA? BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastics, including baby bottles, sports bottles, reusable food and drink containers, bicycle helmets, CDs and DVDs. It is also an ingredient in the epoxy resins used to line metal cans. A...

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