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Automotive Interior Testing

The automotive industry requires parts manufacturers to demonstrate compliance of their products to standard requirements.  To do so, parts suppliers send parts and samples to ISO17025-accredited third-party testing labs such as Assured Testing to ensure their components meet the myriad requirements for driver and passenger safety, durability, functionality, long-term performance, and appearance.  Stringent demands are placed on Interiors to withstand potentially damaging external factors to an acceptable degree; interiors are what customers see most of their time.  

Testing Capabilities

UV and Xenon Weathering – exposes samples to short-wave, and full-spectrum light energy to determine  colorfastness and retention of physical properties of the specimen material

Chemical and Stain Resistance of interior panels and upholstery; over 70 reagents available including chemicals, fuels, lubricants, foodstuffs, beverages, automotive care products, skin care, synthetic perspiration, bee pollen, etc.

Contact Angle measures wettability of, or resistance to wetting of interior materials.

Flammability evaluates the tendency of interior materials to combust or resist combustion.

Fogging / Outgassing tests interior materials resistance to fogging windshields and other cabin glazing.

Chip, Scratch, Abrasion, and Wear Resistance evaluates interior materials’ ability to withstand physical damage.

Cyclic Loading measures fatigue resistance of materials and components such as seat assemblies, foam/spring foundations, pushbuttons, seat belt buckle latches, key fobs, rotary dials, etc., subjected to accelerated lifetime cyclic repetitive loading and actuation. 

Fabric / Upholstery Tensile and Tear Strength evaluates mechanical properties and their changes with testing.

Thermal Exposure and Temperature Cycling subjects specimens to the effects of extreme temperature exposure.

Paint and Coating testing measures thickness, adhesion, flexibility, color, gloss, etc.

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