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Strata gets GAI-LAP certified for geosynthetic laboratory
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Strata has been awarded the Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute - Laboratory Accreditation Programme (GAI-LAP) certification for manufacturing of StrataGrid (flexible PET geogrids) and StrataWeb (geocell) at its new manufacturing facility in Daheli, India, which opened in early 2019. The company produces geosynthetic products and engineering solutions.
The GAI-LAP accreditation designates that the products and services meet the needs of customers through an effective and consistent quality management system. Strata is one of the few companies in India whose laboratories are GAI-LAP accredited, according to a media statement by the company.
Geosynthetic Accreditation Institute confers accreditation to laboratories proving compliance with equipment and documentation for specific standards (ASTM and / or ISO) test methods. In addition, GAI-LAP verifies that an effective quality system exists by way of proficiency in testing. The programme’s goal is to accredit geosynthetic laboratories for performing consensus standardised test methods for equipment, documentation, and testing protocol. With the onset of Strata’s new manufacturing facility, they have invested in new-generation equipment along with improved testing mechanisms. There are approximately 100 labs across the world with GAI-LAP accreditation.
“I am extremely proud of my team for this achievement. This is fantastic news for us and recommits Strata’s emphasis on high quality and world-class testing. We are dedicated to constant improvement and achieving the GAI-LAP accreditation ensures we have the processes and systems in place for this,” Strata’s director and CEO, Narendra Dalmia said.
With offices in the US, India, Brazil, and UK, Strata is a global provider of geosynthetic products and solutions that solve an array of infrastructure challenges. In India, Strata offers fully integrated construction and contracting capabilities which has helped create a team with unmatched specialist knowledge and expertise. (GK)