Automotive plastics processing facilities including injection moulding, extrusion and compounding to troubleshoot processing issues and support innovation

Analytical testing facilities are an essential aspect of automotive plastics processing.

Intertek's Advanced Automotive Test Centre provides testing in order to determine the processing characteristics of automotive polymers, plastics and compounds. Automotive plastics tests include:

Plastics Test MethodStandard
Capillary viscosimetryISO11443
Viscosity number ISO307
Dilute solution viscosity Several standards

Intertek operates 60T and 320T injection moulding facilities, which are set up in a controlled laboratory environment for research projects; e.g. testing optimal screw and screw/cylinder combinations. 

Intertek R&D support for plastics and compounds processing used in the automotive industry includes investigation of moulding, compounding and processing parameters such as mold shrinkage, CLTE, spiral flow and PVT. Please contact us to speak with one of our automotive polymer application experts to find out more.

Intertek analytical testing facilities have an extensive range of analytical techniques for further research into using additives, fillers and other performance enhancers. Other relevant specialities include:

Intertek laboratories are accredited according to relevant quality standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 17025, A2LA and UKAS.

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