Testing Scope

Physical Testing

Our laboratory offer physical testing for carbon fiber reinforced plastics (woven & unidirectional), glass reinforced plastics, and core materials.

Chemical Testing

Our laboratory provide a wide range of chemical testing such as Fiber Volume Fraction, Gel Time, Resin Flow, Resin Content and more.

Mechanical Testing

Our laboratory offer a wide range of mechanical testing, capabilities including Flatwise Tensile, Flexural Strength and Modulus, Interlaminar Shear Strength, Glass Transition Temperature, and more.


 

Testing Team

Our staff of full time, in-house, engineers, technical information and logistics specialists, designers, and technicians consists of individuals with many years of experience, the highest levels of education and a broad range of technical skills.
They are comprised of leaders in their respective fields, are committed to serving our customers with a unique range of mechanical testing and engineering support, bringing with them an unsurpassed level of practical, hands on industrial experience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Testing

Beam Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 025
  • ASTM C393
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the short-beam strength of high-modulus of the material.
Compression Strength and Modulus
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 027, ASTMD3410,EN2850,ASTM D695, ASTMC365
  • ASTMC363,ASTM C364, ISO14126
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the compression strength of the material.
Flatwise Tensile
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0007 AITM 1.0025 I+D-E -246
  • ASTM C297,ASTM C365
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine flatwise tension between the core and facings of honeycomb sandwich constructions.
Flexural Strength and Modulus
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0005,EN 2562, RMS 060/-1 RMS 040/-1, ASTM
  • D790, ISO 178, EN 2746, ASTM D7264
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the flexural strength of the material.
Horizontal Shear Ultimate
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 060/-1 RMS 040/-1
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the shear strength of the material.
Interlaminar Shear Strength
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0006,EN 2563, ASTM D2344,I+D-E-31A
  • ISO 14130
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the interlaminar shear strength of the material.
Laminate Thickness
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0017
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the thickness per ply of a laminate.
Lap Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 003 EN 2243-1 Type 1 RMS058 AITM1.0019
  • ASTM D3165, BS 2782: Method 1002, BMS 5-141,ISO 4587
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the strength of the adhesive.
Peel Strength
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0008 EN 2243 I+D-E-256
  • ASTM F88, BS 3712-4, ASTM D1781
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the peel resistance between facings and core of honeycomb sandwich constructions.
Tensile Strength & Modulus
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0032,EN 2747,EN 2561 Type B, ASTM D 3039
  • , ISO 527, ASTM D638, DIN 53504, ASTM E8, BS 2782: Method 1003,
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the tensile strength of the material.
Double Overlap Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABR 2-0036 AiTM 1.0019
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine foaming adhesive strength at bonding line.
Release Film Tensile Strength
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D882
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine Release Film tensile strength.
In Plane Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 14129, ASTM D3518
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine in-plane shear modulus strength by the ± 45° tension test.
Open Hole Tensile
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D5766
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine open-hole tensile strength of the material.
In Plane Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 14129, ASTM D3518
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine in-plane shear modulus strength by the ± 45° tension test
Open Hole Tensile
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D5766
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine open-hole tensile strength of the material.
Bearing Response
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D5961
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine bearing response of pinned or fastened joints of the material.
Core Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM C273
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the shear properties of sandwich construction core materials.
V-Notched Rail Shear
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D7078
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine shear properties of material between two pairs of loading rails.
Tear Strength
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D624
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine a property of conventional vulcanized rubber and thermoplastic elastomers called tear strength.
Automotive Hinge Static Strength test
Test Method/ Specification:
  • SAE J934
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the strength of automotive hinge.
Core Compressive
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM C365
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the compressive strength and modulus of sandwich cores.
Beam Method V-Notch
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D5379
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine shear properties of composite materials reinforced.
Bond Strength Peel Off Angle 180°
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM F88 GIFLEX NO 3
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine strength of seals in flexible barrier materials.
Delamination Test
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM C363
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine tensile-node bond strength of honeycomb core materials.
Drop Weight Impact
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D7136
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determines the damage resistance of multidirectional polymer matrix composite laminated plates subjected to a drop-weight impact event.
Charpy Impact Test
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 179
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To estimate the brittleness or toughness of specimens within the limitations inherent in the test conditions.

Chemical Testing

Appearance Visual Check
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AIMS 05-02-000RMS0 40-1
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To check the physical properties of material
Drape
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 067
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the material ability to be draped.
Expansion
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 025
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To measure the foam material ability to expand prior heat treatment.
Extrusion Rate/Application Time
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AITM 7.0003
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To measure the extrusion rate of mixed tubing filler.
Fiber Areal Weight
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EN 2559 C I+D-E-242 RMS 040 RMS 058 RMS 067 RMS 060/-1 EN 2329 EN2557
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the weight of fiber areal of prepreg material
Fiber Volume Fraction, Void Content
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0018,EN 2564
  • ASTM D3171, ASTM D2734, ISO 1172
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To measure fiber content in percentage of cured sample
Film Mass Per Unit Area
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EN 3009,
  • EN 2559 EN2329 ABT 1-0030 ABT 1-0039 BS EN 2557 : 1997
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the mass of designated area of film adhesive
Foaming Ability
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABR 2-0050
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the ability of the material to foam by percentage
Gel Time
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AiTM3-0004,RMS 040/-1,RMS 082 RMS 060/-1
  • ABT1-0014,BMS 8-301
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine gellation duration of prepreg material
Metal Mesh Areal Weight
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EN 2331
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the weight of metal mesh areal.
Nonvolatile matter
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RIMS 1017 ASTM D 1353
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine there is no volatile matter in the chemical
Pot Life
Test Method/ Specification:
  • RMS 003 ISO 2431/ISO 9514
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine mixture pot life prior gellation.
Resin Content
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EN 2331 EN 2559 C I+D-E-242 RMS 040 RMS 082
  • RMS 060/-1 ABT 1-0016 BSS7336
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine resin content by percentage of prepreg
Resin Flow
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EN 2560 RMS 040 RMS 082 RMS 060/-1
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the flow percentage of prepreg materials
Tackiness Minimum/Maximum
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABR3-0067 AIMS 05-02-000 RMS 082 ABT1-0015
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To measure the tackiness properties of prepreg material
Viscosity
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AiTM3.0004, ISO 2431
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the resistance of a fluid to shear forces and hence to flow
Volatile Content
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D3530 I+D-E-242 EN 2330 EN 2558 RMS 040 RMS 058 RMS 067 RMS 082 RMS 060/-1 ABT 1-0031
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine volatile content by percentage of prepreg material
Scratch Resistance
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO1518
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To establish the coating resistance by scratching
Flexibility (cylindrical mandrel)
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 1519
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To asses the flexibility and adhesive of coating properties under bending stresses
Drying Time
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AITM2-0011 ISO 1517
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the paint drying time
Resistance to Water
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 2812/2
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To check the paint resistance to water
Assembly Time
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AITM 1.0036
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine period of time after mixing before fastened.
Cure Time
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AITM1.0033
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To check Sealant hardness
Density
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM C271,ISO 845
  • ASTM D792, ISO 1183
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the density of specimen
Water Absorption
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 175, EN 2823
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the effects of immersion in liquid chemicals
Glass Content
Test Method/ Specification:
  • BS4994
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Specification for the design and construction of vessels and storage tanks in reinforced plastics
Ignition Loss
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D2584
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the ignition loss of cured reinforced resins
Oxygen Permeability
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D3985
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determination of the steady-state rate of transmission of oxygen gas through plastics
Water Vapor Permeability
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E96
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determination of water vapor transmission (WVT) of materials through

Physical Testing

Determination Stability Under Heat
High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AiTM3.0001, ABT 1-0023
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To analyze component in material by liquid chromatography
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 75-2
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the temperature of deflection under load of plastics
Infra Red (IR)
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AITM 3-0003C, ABT 1-0024 RIMS 1017
  • RIMS1027,ASTM E 1252
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the uncured resin chemical structure by infrared analysis
Glass Transition Temperature
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ABT 1-0028,SACMA SRM 18,AiTM 1-0003
  • ASTM D7028, ASTM E1640
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine of the glass transition temperature of the material
Composition Analysis, TGA
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E1131
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine the amount of highly volatile matter,
    medium volatile matter, combustible material,
    and ash content of compounds
Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
Test Method/ Specification:
  • AiTM 3.0002, I+D-E-242,ASTM D3418,ASTM E1269
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine curing characteristic and glass transition temperature of non metallic material
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy, EDS
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E1508
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To quantifying the elemental composition of phases in a microstructure
Surface Roughness
Test Method/ Specification:
  • JIS ‘01
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Surface roughness, often shortened to roughness, is a measure of the texture of a surface
Thickness Measurement
Test Method/ Specification:
  • Scanning Electron Microscope, SEM
Test Function/Purpose:
  • A scanning electron microscope (SEM) is a type of electron microscope that produces images of a sample by scanning it with a focused beam of electrons
Energy Dispersive X-Ray
Test Method/ Specification:
  • EDX
Test Function/Purpose:
  • An analytical technique used for the elemental analysis or chemical characterization of a sample
Hardness test at Shore D
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D2240-03
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine indentation hardness of material
Barcol Hardness
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D2583, DIN 53505
Test Function/Purpose:
  • To determine indentation hardness of both reinforced and non-reinforced rigid plastics
Rockwell Hardness
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E18
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determination of the Rockwell hardness and the Rockwell superficial hardness of metallic materials
Water Absorption and Diffusivity
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM D5229,ISO 62
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determination of moisture absorption or desorption properties in the through-the-thickness direction
Dimensional Stability
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 2796
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determination of the changes of linear dimensions which occur when the test specimens (100 mm x 100 mm x 25 mm) have been subjected to specified environments
Colour Difference
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E1347
Test Function/Purpose:
  • The instrumental measurement of specimens resulting in color coordinates and color difference values by using a tristimulus colorimeter
Colour
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ISO 105-A02
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Describes the grey scale for determining changes in colour of textiles in colour fastness tests
Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Test Method/ Specification:
  • ASTM E831
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determines the technical coefficient of linear thermal expansion of solid materials using thermomechanical analysis techniques
Heat Distortion Temperature
Test Method/ Specification:
  • DIN 53424
Test Function/Purpose:
  • Determination of Dimensional Stability at Elevated Temperatures with Flexural Load and with Compressive Load
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