AUTOMOTIVE, AERONAUTICS- AEROSPACE, NAUTICAL AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT

AITEX has laboratories specialising in performing all the tests required by existing legislation for testing the physical, chemical, microbiological, acoustical tests, and fire behaviour performance of materials for use in every branch of the automotive and transport sectors.

We can undertake studies on all types of materials including wovens, non-wovens, rubber, polymers, foams, adhesives, felts, leather, etc.

Two work areas are of great importance:

EMISSIONS AND AGEING

Emissions:

– Formaldehyde

– VOC’s (Total and individual)

– Odour

– Fogging

– Amines

 

Ageing:

– Climatic chambers

– Thermal shock chamber

– Weather Ometer (Xenon)

– UV ageing

– Solar simulation chamber

– Corrosion and saline fog chamber

 

FIRE BEHAVIOUR

AITEX has a fully-equipped and approved fire testing laboratory for testing compliance with the requirements of each sector including; EN 45545-2 railways, PEF Code (IMO) for nautical applications and EU Directives on aeronautics and buses.

 

OEKO-TEX FOR VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENTS

Applicable to INTERIOR MATERIALS used in the automotive industry.

The certification can be applied to individual materials or to the entire vehicle interior at every stage of production and determines the substances which are emitted by the components.

Infant and child seats are class I (baby products), seating upholstery is class II (articles in direct contact with the skin) and all other materials used on roofs, linings, pillars, trays, flooring and dashboards, etc. must comply with class IV (decorative materials).

When the entire vehicle interior is to be classified as a whole, the performance of each material is added up along with other products used in the interior and the total emissions produced must not exceed the limits stipulated by the Standard.

 

THE NAVAL CLUB OF TEXTILE MANUFACTURERS

The initiative was set up to work on configuring a full suite of specialised services for those textile manufacturers producing products for the nautical industry. The core objective of the Naval Club of Textile Manufacturers which we call “ONBOARD TEXTILES”, is for the Institute to take a neutral position while providing our members with all the tools necessary to allow them to gain an entry into the specialised boat interior market. There are currently 6 member manufacturers. For more information contact:  www.onboardtextiles.com/