Per and Polyfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs) are widely used in products of everyday life such as textiles, clothing and food contact materials for their better water and stain resistance. However, PFCs are very difficult to be decomposed and may impose potential health threats to human. For help protecting the environment, Adidas Group has committed to phase out PFCs in 99% products sold, including Adidas Golf, Reebok, Five Ten, CCM, and licensees, by December 31, 2017. To meet this goal, suppliers of Adidas have to ensure their products’ compliance with the newly established requirement by conducting Fluorine test in qualified laboratories. As an international not-for-profit organization specialized in testing, inspection and certification aiming to support global buyers and suppliers in quality management, STC(Vietnam) – a subsidiary of STC Group (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre), was in cooperation with Adidas Vietnam License office to host the seminar “Compliance Requirement: PFCs Policy” exclusive for Adidas suppliers on 10th March, 2017. During the Q&A session, a lot of questions related to PFCs’ definition as well as other requirements following Adidas compliance policy were raised by T1 and T2 suppliers, showing us the great interest this topic has generated to our audience. Should you have any enquiries, please contact Ms. Candy Chan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in Hong Kong or Ms. Tuyen Pham (email@example.com) in Vietnam for further information.
Hong Kong (23rd February, 2017) – STC today announced the acquisition of Benchmark Laboratories LLC, in New Jersey (‘Benchmark’). With over 16 years of experience in the testing and certification industry, Benchmark is accredited to ISO 17025 and accepted by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Post acquisition, Benchmark will become a wholly owned subsidiary of STC while continuing to operate as an independent business unit. “The acquisition of the Benchmark Laboratories marks an important milestone in STC’s history. This expansion will further strengthen our service capabilities and commitment to the North American market. With our network spanning the globe, I am sure that STC will continue to develop and excel, better serving customers, especially for the toys, children’s products and textile industries in the US,” commented Richard Fung, Chief Executive of STC. “We see significant potential in the US market. With the acquisition of Benchmark, STC (USA) is now STC’s Regional Headquarters in North America, providing local technical consultancy and customer services. This complements our current service network in Europe, Southeast Asia and Mainland China providing comprehensive support to the global supply chain,” Fung added. “We will also keep expanding our scope of services to meet the growing demand for professional conformity services in the United States as well as other countries around the world. ” About STC STC (Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre) was found in 1963 as the first not-for-profit testing, certification and inspection organization in the region. STC provides a wide range of professional conformity assessment services, covering toys, children’s products, textile, garment, footwear, furniture, electrical and electronic products, medical devices, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. STC is headquartered in Hong Kong, with testing laboratories and offices in mainland China, Vietnam, Japan, Germany, Italy and the United States. Media Contact Ms. Cynthia Ho Marketing Communications Manager Tel: +852 2667 2631 Fax: +852 2661 3181 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
STC (Dongguan) will attend the 29th Guangzhou Int'l Toy & Hobby Fair. Welcome to our booth 4L26. Date: April 8-10, 2017 Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Venue: Expo Poly World Trade Center, Guangzhou
STC will attend the 121st China Import and Export Fair. Welcome to our Booth T5 at Sky Bridge. Date: April 15 - May 5 Opening Hours: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Venue: China Import and Export Fair Complex Address: 380 Yuejiang Zhong Road, Guangzhou, China (Metro Xingangdong Station or Pazhou Station )
Federation of Hong Kong Industries is holding the seminar “International IoT Seminar- Standards, Requirements and Regulations for IoT and Wireless” on 24 February 2017. One of the speakers will be our Manager, EMD - Mr. Kenneth Cheung. Interested parties are welcome to join the seminar to learn more about the advance testing methods and latest regulatory compliance of IoT and wireless devices. For registration, please go to the link below: https://www.industryhk.org/en/event_offline.php?id=96159024
Dear Customers, We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support and wish you a prosperous Year of the Rooster. Our offices will be closed on the followings days （displayed on the picture）and operation will resume normal after the holidays.
STC is participating in Australian Toy, Hobby & Licensing Fair on 5-8 March, 2017. Come and visit our booth#E11. See you there!
Dear Customers: We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support and wish you a Happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from December 31, 2016 to January 2, 2017 and operation will resume normal after the holidays.
Date: 23-26 November, 2016 Time: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Venue: Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center STC will be joining the 16th Vietnam International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center from 23-26 November. Come visit us at booth no. L25, Hall A1 for the latest information and testing methods for textile and garment products!
Date: 18th November, 2016 Time: 08:30 am – 12:00 pm Venue: STC Vietnam office – SCS Building, Unit 102, Ground floor, Lot T2-4, D1 Street, Hi-tech Park, District 9, Ho Chi Minh City STC, in cooperation with the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, held the Labelling Rule – Country of Origin for Textile or Garment Products Seminar to guide Vietnam's textile and garment enterprises in labelling their products and the related testing methods. The seminar attendees asked many questions, to which the experts from STC responded with valuable advices on how to do labelling in accordance with the country's customs practice in order to enjoy the most favorable tariff.