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NPL collaborates with top phone protection designer

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has worked with phone case manufacturer Tech21 to deliver a rigorous testing methodology, ensuring Tech21 phone and tablet cases are tested under the supervision of independent experts. Tech21 is the number one phone case brand in the UK, offering market leading protection for smartphones and tablets.

Tech21 phone case

NPL and Impact Tech Labs (ITL), the research and development arm of Tech21, began a partnership in 2015 with the aim of developing a measurement procedure for independently assessing the quality of phone cases. Tech21 are based in Twickenham, and are one of the top two phone case manufacturers in the world, producing high-quality and durable cases for a range of smartphones. The collaboration with NPL has since grown, now housing three visiting researchers on site.

The independent measurement procedure established by NPL and ITL is a first of its kind collaboration, allowing each phone case to be quality tested using methodologies co-developed with experts at NPL. This has provided customer confidence, and assured the quality of the products. The success of the collaboration has recently led to Tech21 recognising the work of NPL in a press release about their latest product: 'Cases for the new iPhone 7'.

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Last Updated: 28 Sep 2016
Created: 19 Sep 2016

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