AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT LABORATORY
GLOBAL SERVICE TO SUPPLIERS AND MANUFACTURERS OF VEHICLE INTERIOR AND PUBLIC TRANSPORT COMPONENTS
We offer an integrated service to suppliers and manufacturers of interior components for vehicles and public transport, controlling and helping to improve the quality, durability, comfort, aesthetics, safety, recyclability and environmental sustainability of the article.
We use brand-specific test methods for vehicles, buses, marine, aeronautics, aerospace and railways.
AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT LABORATORY CAPABILITIES
A fully-equipped laboratory to meet the demand and needs of each component supplier and manufacturer
Accredited laboratory for the issuance of IMO Certification (MED)
Control of materials destined for the following sectors: Automotive, Railway, Bus-Coach, Marine, Aeronautics and Aerospace
Qualified, specialised staff, in constant professional development
AUTOMOTIVE AND TRANSPORT LABORATORY TESTS
AGEING EQUIPMENT TESTS
> With the use of equipment known as Weather-ometer various materials are exposed to conditions of humidity, temperature, cycles of rain, darkness and radiation.
> Climatic chamber equipment combines working methods with temperature and humidity. This equipment permits working with a range of negative temperatures (from -70ºC) up to elevated temperatures (around 180ºC) and controlled humidity between 10% and 95%:
> Ozone Chamber with variable concentrations depending on the regulations.
> Aging equipment such as the Suntest also stands out, where the samples are exposed to temperature and radiation with specific filters
> The Ultraviolet equipment, UV 2000, is a more aggressive aging since the materials are exposed to ultraviolet radiation, in wavelengths that can be selected from 340nm or 313nm, in addition to programming temperature, humidity and rain cycles.
> Salt spray equipment allows materials to be subjected to different saline environments (NSS, AASS, CASS) or condensation (100% humidity) to assess their resistance to corrosion.
> Solar simulation chamber where internal and external vehicle components may be subjected to dry or wet cycles reproducing the more extreme climatic conditions of Arizona or Florida for example. In this way, the parts are aged with temperature, humidity and radiation from metal halogen lamps.
> Thermal Shock, equipment that has two work areas with an interior lift that allows the materials to pass from Cold (-80ºC) to Heat (200ºC) in less than 10 seconds.
> Autoclave. It works under pressure and temperature conditions. The materials are subjected to this treatment to study their behaviour against microorganisms, or to carry out a pre-treatment of these before being subjected to other tests.
> Tensile and Elongation test
> Delamination or bond strength
> Capillarity test
> Density test
> Different abrasion and pilling methodologies; taber, martindalle, shopper, mie, l´homargy, crockmeter, scuffing
> Bending test
> Water, air and vapor permeability
> Charpy impact, ball drop
> Volatility test
> Hardness test
> Cut, Scratch and Scuffing Tests
> Seams test
> Cut, Scratch and Scuffing Tests
> Analysis and characterization tests
> Material composition tests
> Infrared spectroscopy
> Vicat softening temperature
> Melt mass-flow rate (MFR) and melt volume-flow rate (MVR)
> Ash content test
> Optical and electronic microscopy
> X ray analysis
> Determination of metals
> Soling and cleanability
> Rub test
> Colorimetric tests
> Cromatography tests
> Resistance tests against microorganisms
> Resistance to various chemical agents
> Measurements surface tension in finishes
> Light transmission tests
> Odour emissions
> Emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
> Fogging emission
> Formaldehyde emission
> Aminated compounds emission
> Acoustic absorption and transmission coefficient in impedance tube
CONTROL OF MATERIALS DESTINED FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REACTION-FIRE TESTS
> IMO CERTIFICATE (MED, EU Marine Equipment Directive)
> Railway tests, aeronautical tests
> Horizontal and vertical flammability
> Reaction of materials to fire
> Classification of materials based on their reaction to fire