Expertise for perceptive property testing for automotive plastics and polymer materials, including color, gloss, scratch, haze and appearance
Within the automotive industry, polymer, plastic or compound materials are tested for their perceptive properties, which describe how a product is perceived by end users in regard to color, gloss, scratch, haze, appearance and more.
Tests are carried out by our industry experts at our state of the art testing facilities.
Automotive plastics perceptivity tests include:
|Scratch resistance||customer specific methods|
|Haze / Transmission||ASTM D1003A|
|Fogging||DIN 75201 e.a.|
|Coating adherence||number of methods available|
|UV-resistance||number of methods available|
|Volatile Organic Components (VOC)||PV3341, VDA 277, customer specific methods|
|Vapour beam||customer specific methods|
Further capabilities include 60T and 320T injection moulding facilities, which are set up in a controlled laboratory environment for research projects (eg. testing optimal screw and screw/cylinder combinations) and the injection moulding of real size automotive components which gives the opportunity to test materials in an early stage in its final form.
Intertek operates high-tech analytical lab testing facilities and methods for testing additives and fillers in performance enhancers:
Intertek laboratories operate under the relevant quality standards incl. ISO9001:2000 and ISO 17025 accreditation for many tests.
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