​SGS opens new woodchip testing laboratories to assist Vietnam's growing woodchip export industry.

Vietnam annually exports 13-14 million tons of woodchips and is the primary supplier of plantation Eucalyptus and Acacia woodchips to the pulp industries in Japan and China. In the last ten years, it has gradually expanded its operations and is now the largest exporter of hardwood chips to the rest of Asia.

International buyers need to ensure the quality of their woodchips. To service this market, SGS is expanding its woodchip operations in Vietnam. Currently, it operates woodchip testing laboratories in Quy Nhon port, Binh Dinh province, Dung Quat port, Quang Ngai province, and Cai Lan port, Quang Ninh province. These will soon be joined by a new laboratory in Nghi Son port, Thanh Hoa province, and there are plans to further expand our Vietnamese operations as demand requires.

We offer a range of woodchip-related services, including:

  • FSC and Chain of custody certification
  • Stockpile sampling
  • Load Port Inspections
    • Draft Survey
    • Hold Inspections
    • Sampling
  • Lab Analysis – moisture, size, bark and rot
  • BDMT certification

SGS's local woodchip testing facilities also have access to our global network of experts and state-of-the-art laboratories. For stakeholders this means, as Vietnam's woodchip industry expands, they can be assured SGS is ready to help them with unparalleled expertise and laboratories strategically located, to minimize costs whilst ensuring your samples never have to travel far.

For further information, please contact:

Mach Truong
t: +84 28 39351920
m: +84 938556111

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.