VIETNAM: Rubber test laboratory opens

The country's first private mechanical-physical rubber testing laboratory opened in Binh Duong Province on 22 Oct. 2010.

Viet Rubber Co Ltd's V-Lab had received the Ministry of Science and Technology's certification for conforming to International Organisation for Standardisation/International Electrotechnical Commission requirements in carrying out tests and calibrations, said Nguyen Tuong Linh, the company's director.

The centre was expected to help local manufacturers reduce downtime, Nguyen Quoc Anh, chairman of the HCM City Rubber and Plastic Manufacturers Association, said.(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)