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STC Received IAS Accreditation for Face Mask Testing
25 Sep 2020

Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) has obtained the accreditation from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), a leading accreditation body in the United States, for face mask testing (cert no.: TL-957). Already accredited by the China National Accreditation Service for Conformity Assessment (CNAS), STC is now the first Hong Kong laboratory accredited by both CNAS and IAS to offer International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) accredited face mask testing in Hong Kong.


In response to market and consumer concerns about the quality and safety of face masks, STC has acquired cutting-edge test equipment and actively sought national and international accreditations to provide faster, more flexible and professional face mask testing services. We aim at supporting local as well as overseas face mask production sectors in producing high-quality masks.


STC provides a range of accredited face mask testing services, including Bacterial Filtration Efficiency BFE %, Particulate Filtration Efficiency PFE %, Differential Pressure, Resistance of Penetration by Synthetic Blood, Flammability, Splash Resistance, Microbial Cleanliness, GB 15979 requirements for Microbiological Indicators, Antimicrobial Efficiency Tests, etc. These services follow comprehensive international standards such as: Australian AS 4381:2015, Chinese National YY0469-2011, YY/T0969-2013 and GB15979, European Union EN 14683: 2019+AC: 2019 and USA ASTM F2100-19, to meet requirements of face mask export registrations in various countries.


IAS is a nonprofit corporation that has been providing accreditation services since 1975. IAS is also the Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) signatory of the Asia Pacific Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (APLAC), International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC), and International Accreditation Forum (IAF). IAS accredits a wide range of companies and organizations including government entities, commercial businesses, and professional associations, which can provide objective evidence showing ability to operate at the highest level of ethical, legal and technical standards. IAS accreditation programs are based on recognized national and international standards that ensure domestic and global acceptance of its accreditations.


Prof. Richard Fung, Chief Executive of STC, said “STC is dedicated to expanding the scopes and global network of services. We have continuously invested in state-of-the-art equipment to meet market needs. With 57 years of experience and the cooperation with different international organizations, STC strives to provide high quality one-stop solutions in testing, inspection, and certification services.”

About STC

Established in 1963, Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre (STC) is Hong Kong’s first independent, non-profit professional testing, inspection and certification organization. STC offers a wide range of services, including Toys, Children’s products, Textile, Apparel, Footwear, Furniture, Electrical and Electronic products, Medical Devices, Food, Chemical and Pharmaceutical products. In order to meet the global demand for testing and certification services, not only has STC set up testing laboratories and/or offices in China’s major cities such as Dongguan, Shenzhen, Guangxi, Shanghai, Changzhou and Heilongjiang, but also in countries like Germany, the USA, Vietnam and Japan. For more details, please access


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