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Industry challenge: Supporting quality control for batteries.
Panasonic relies on Intertek for a wide range of testing, inspection, and certification solutions. Panasonic is continuously developing innovative products such as home appliances, office equipment/IT, consumer electronics, telecom, beauty and personal devices, energy-storage products, and more. Product safety, quality, and performance are a top priority in protecting their customers, the environment, and their brand reputation in the market.
Batteries commonly contain hazardous elements such as mercury, cadmium, and lead, which pose risks to the environment and human health when discarded or landfilled.
Intertek provided support to Panasonic by testing their manganese batteries using acid digestion followed by instrumental analysis with our state-of-the-art equipment Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP) and Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS).
The tests clearly demonstrated that minimal to no heavy metals – cadmium, lead or mercury is contained in the samples of Panasonic manganese batteries.
See below for the list of certifications Panasonic currently holds for its battery products with Intertek:
The battery-certification case study is just one example of how Intertek works with Panasonic to improve product quality, safety, and performance for their battery products. Intertek’s expertise, breadth of services, and global network of laboratories makes us the ideal testing partner for Panasonic. Intertek also works collaboratively with their product-development teams - alongside engineering, sales and marketing to help them achieve certifications such as the ETL Listed Mark and S Mark for electrical safety compliance, the Quality & Performance Mark to demonstrate proof of product excellence, and the Green Leaf Mark to show compliance with environmental and sustainability regulations. It is a strong partnership based on the common goal of product safety, quality, and performance.