General Manager - Product Testing, Materials Science and Engineering
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Whether you need simple material testing or full project management of your qualification requirements and entire R&D programs, our experts can support your project.
Starting with raw material qualification, our laboratories offer a comprehensive range of capabilities that support your interior component and trim product performance qualification.
For automotive trim testing, our testing techniques include:
Material Property Characterization
Lab Scale injection molding of test plaques and tensile/flexural/impact test bars
Tensile, compressive, flexural and tear strength
Thermal properties – melt flow, HDT, DSC, DMA, Rheology
Abrasion and scratch resistance
Impact/stone chip resistance
Thermal cycling and thermal shock
Color fastness / UV (Xenon and Fluorescent)
Fluid compatibility and susceptibility
Abrasion and scratch testing
Hot and cold operational performance
Mechanical operational forces and durability
Product abuse and deformation
Vibration performance of components
The automotive trim products we test include:
Polymers are used in a wide range of internal and external automotive trim. Our world-leading polymer expertise is able to enhance your project at every stage, supporting designers with material selection, independently assessing processing issues and supporting the supply chain through testing and qualification data of products.
Our experts advise on product end of life considerations and warranty failure issues, where assistance is required with an investigation.
Our unique knowledge-base and cost-effective lab scale environment can help you: