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Composites industry applications involves testing for industries within aerospace, automotive, building, energy, medical and consumer industry acceptance
Composites industry applications – for aerospace, automotive, construction, medical and energy – incorporate a variety of composite materials which must meet the industry standards that are relevant to polymer applications. In many cases compliance and certification is mandatory; examples include Nadcap for aerospace or ISO 17025 for automotive industry composites.
When considering a composite industry application in regard to testing and consultancy, it is vital to gain insight into the behaviour of a material to assess its potential application and use. If the material does not meet the expected specifications for its intended use then considerable issues will arise during development and have serious performance implications over its lifecycle.
Our composites testing and consultancy engineers and scientists have the specialist industry knowledge and insight that can bring you the awareness you need to solve problems, progress product development, ensure compliance and achieve a successful market launch for the following examples in industry:
Automotive Composites Testing – Verification of Material Acceptance in Automotive. If your materials are intended for use in automotive parts, you may be required to provide statistically valid data (Part Production Approval Process, PPAP) to meet the requirements of top automotive manufacturers’ quality systems.
Intertek experts navigate the specifications to assure comprehensive results for automotive material acceptance, utilising ISO 17025 certified test data.
Aerospace Composites Testing - Verification of Material Acceptance in Aerospace. If your materials are intended for use in the aerospace industry, you may be required to provide statically valid data (allowable) potentially with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) witness.
Our Composites Test Center is fully equipped to manage these programs from specimen preparation to testing, all within the quality system Nadcap.
Medical Composites Testing - Verification of Material Acceptance in Medical. If your materials are intended for use in the medical industry, our ISO 17025 certified testing provides the industry-accepted data required for materials acceptance for medical manufactures and end-users.
From the aerospace to the medical industries, Intertek offers enhanced expertise for analysis of composites materials via our network of dedicated composite laboratories located in the US and Europe.