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Pratik Ichhaporia, Ph.D.

Director of Technical Services (Toys, Hardlines and Softlines)

Dr. Pratik Ichhaporia is a frequent speaker and author on quality, safety and environmental issues affecting the textiles, toys, and hardlines industries. In his capacity as Director of Technical Services, Dr. Ichhaporia provides counsel to Intertek customers about compliance with and changes to regulations related to consumer product safety, chemical management and harmful substances, including California Proposition 65, California Green Chemistry Initiative, the Washington State Children’s Safe Products Act, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, Restricted Substances Lists (RSL) and Maine’s Safer Chemicals in Children’s Products.

He is a member of the Apparel and Footwear Association’s RSL Working Group, a subset of the association’s Environmental Task Force, which provides members with information related to regulations and laws that restrict or ban certain chemicals and substances in finished home textile, apparel and footwear products around the world. He holds a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Fiber and Polymer Science from Clemson University.