Avery Dennison has received ISO 17025 accreditation for its Innovation Center, Mentor USA. The accreditation audit was conducted by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), and issued in June 2017. The scope of the accreditation covers 55 laboratory tests, conducted at the Mentor, Ohio, facility for adhesives and pressure-sensitive films and label materials.
ISO 17025 accreditation provides major advantages for Avery Dennison customers, as it eliminates the need for additional testing by in-house or third-party providers.
“Avery Dennison’s Ohio Innovation Center is one of seven global innovation centers where we focus on creating innovations that meet our customers' current needs and to anticipate future desires,” says Mark Alessandro, global R&D durability engineering manager, Avery Dennison Label and Graphic Materials. “Our effort to earn ISO 17025 was sparked by specific feedback provided by customers during these activities.
“In knowing our test methods are ISO 17025 accredited, OEMs gain confidence in our data and products which strengthens the trust and relationships with their suppliers, in turn our customers. We are constantly advancing our capabilities and take pride in bringing solutions to our customers.”
The Avery Dennison Innovation Centers have expansive testing capabilities that enable the company to continue to create product breakthroughs while supporting customer requirements. In addition to its ISO 17025 accreditation, the Innovation Center in Mentor is also ISO 9001 accredited and UL and BS 5609 certified.