Verification of Material Acceptance in the Automotive Industry

The Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) was initially developed by AIAG (Automotive Industry Action Group) in 1993 with input from the ‘Big Three’ – Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors. If your materials are intended for use in automotive parts, you must complete the PPAP to meet the requirements of top automotive manufacturers’ quality systems (QS9000). Once you submit your material samples to an A2LA Accredited Laboratory, such as Intertek, we can generate data and help you prepare your PPAP submission for approval.

To meet material specifications, your PPAP material may be subject to the following tests:

  • Charpy Impact
  • Density
  • Flammability
  • Flexural Properties Testing
  • Fogging
  • Heat Aging
  • Heat Deflection Temperature
  • Linear Thermal Expansion
  • Melt Flow Rate
  • Mold Shrinkage / 3D Measuring
  • Multiaxial Impact
  • Plastics Tensile Testing
  • Poisson’s Ratio
  • Vicat Softening Temperature

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