IFL works with clients, factories and industry suppliers such as coating, profile or glue companies to help define reasonable quality standards and find solutions to recurrent problems.
Each product from each factory has its own specific quality assurance needs. So IFL develops tailor made packages that best suite each client’s requirement.
Standard services Include
Assuring Quality & Consistency
Auditing factories can be a sensitive and intrusive task however, our long-standing reputation allows us to do our work with the full support of the factories who see IFL’s involvement as a beneficial service for the factories themselves as well as the clients.
IFL has certified roaming and resident inspectors stationed along the entire east coast of China who on a daily basis inspect flooring products and accessories in designated factories. Inspections are structured to cover specific client needs and can include raw material, mid-production, pre-shipment and container loading inspections.
Colour matching of products with master samples is a crucial step in flooring inspection. Therefore all IFL inspectors are FM HUE competency qualified to ensure colour-check inspections are accurately performed.
With each inspection, IFL accumulates valuable experience and knowledge which is fed back into the company systems to help improve production, products and services. Once inspection report is complete it is sent to the client’s attention by email along with pictures. A video recording of the inspection is also available upon request.
Inspection process has three levels of internal control:
1. Full inspection process is recorded.
2. Video is viewed by the respective Project Manager in the office.
3. Roaming Senior Inspectors perform random spot checks at factories with Resident Inspectors.
IFL operates from a state of the art flooring laboratory which uses world class equipment and performs over 180 flooring tests to National Standards of Europe (EN), USA (ASTM), Japan (JAS), China (GB) and private standards as per clients’ needs.Accredited lab operators are continuously trained to stay up to date with latest industry developments to perform a wide range physical and chemical tests.
Tests and Reports are normally finalized between 3 to 10 days from the date of receipt of samples.
Formaldehyde Emission test (1m³ chamber, for wood and bamboo flooring) takes 30 days.
Test samples are selected, prepared, cut and packed to ISO standards.
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