Automotive Material Qualification and End Product Testing


From raw materials to components to full assemblies, GRGTESTtests and certifies the materials that will make it to the end stage of every automotive product, interior or exterior.

Via testing and consultancy, GRGTEST supports the automotive industry’s plastic, elastomer, composite, metal, glass, coating, plating, and adhesive materials for material submissions and/or end products. Our experts understand the behavior and characteristics of automotive materials, and we use the latest equipment and techniques at their disposal for further automotive material investigation.

GRGTEST laboratories operate under quality standards like ISO 17025, UKAS, or A2LA, and our experts have extensive knowledge on the ISO TS 16949. Tests include options in mechanical, analytical, physical, failure analysis, electrical, optical, exposure, rheological, and barrier needs, providing comprehensive coverage for all your automotive material testing needs. With our up-to-the-minute knowledge and wealth of material and manufacturing industry experience, GRGTEST’s ability to support your processes from prototype development to the final production process will leave you with a winning automotive product.

Related Services:

·        Engine Endurance & Durability

·        Durability

·        Environmental

·        Metrology

·        VOC

Tests We Offer:

Mechanical - Tensile, Impact, Peel, Flexural, Bending, Wear, Shear, Compression, Poisson’s Ratio, Bearing, Tear, Scratch
Analytical - FTIR, GC-MS, HPLC, DSC, Fogging, EDS, OES
Thermal: DMA, CTE, Vicat, HDT, Aging
Physical - Density, Hardness, Scratch, Odor
Exposure - Xenon arc, Salt Fog, QUV, Humidity, Shock, Cycling, Carbon arc, CASS
Failure analysis - Fracture, Fatigue, Corrosion, Contamination, Discoloration, Odor, Deformation, Wear
Electrical - Dielectric Strength, Dielectric Constant/Dissipation Factor, Volume and Surface Resistivity
Optical - Color, Haze, Gloss
Rheological - Melt Flow, Capillary, Gel Time
Barrier - WVTR, OTR

Standards We Test For:

Interior and Exterior: GMW14109, GMW14444, GMW14650, GMW14668, GMW14906, WSS-M1P83- (D1, D2, D3), WSS-M2P180-D, WSS-M2P188-A1, WSS-M15P34-D, WSS-M3H120-A, WSS-M15P32-C, WSS-M1P83-D1, WSS-M15P45-B, WSS-M15P4-F, WSS-M8P5-C, WSS-M99P32-C, TSM5518G, TSM0501, TSF7754G MS-JF-1000, MS-HZ-100, MS-DB-200, FMVSS108, GMNA9077P, GMNA9515P, ISO1183, TSH1551G, NES M8506, NES M8504

Additional Resources:

ABS: GMW15572, GMW15580, GMW15581, GMW15582, GMW15583, GMW15949, HES C251, HES D2501, WSS-M4D483-D1, WSS-M4D585-C1, WSS-M4D483-C1, MS HZ-100

Nylon (Polyamide): GMW16370, GMW3029, GMW3038, GMW16035, GMW16036, GMW16262, GMW16270, GMW16272, GMW16279, GMW16370, GMW3029, GMW3038, GMW8693, GMW8694, GMW8751, GMW8752, GMW8752, GMW8753, TSM5516G, TSM5516G, WSB-M4D658-A, WSS-M4D240-A2

PP/PE (Polyolefin): GMW15548, GMW15549, GMW15674, GMW15890, GMW15988, GMW16007, GMW16008, GMW16196, GMW16208, GMW16211, GMW16214, GMW16, TSM5514G, TSM5518G, TSM5608G, TSM5608G, HES D2502, HES C252, HES D2502, WSL-M98D29-A, WSS-M4D865-B8, WSK-M4D731-A2

TPE: GMW GMW15816, GMW15817, GMW15825, GMW16233, GMW16088, WSK-M4D713-A, WSS-M2D378-B1, WSS-M2D379-B1, WSS-M2D380-B1, WSS-M2D381-B1, WSS-M2D382-B1

PVC: GMW16080, GMW16081, GMW16084

Plastic Molding Materials: GMW15702, TSM0501G, TSM0506G, HES D2500, NES M8020

Adhesives: GMW15921, GMW16005, GMW16183, GMW16184, GMW16185, GMW15265, GMW15802, GMW16251, GMW16252

Foam: GMW15063, GMW15064, GMW15065, GMW15066, TSM7605G

GMW16278, GWM 15932, TSM5601G, TSM5603G

ASTM E18, ASTM E384, ASTM E8, ASTM A370, ASTM E112, ASTM E45, ASTM B487

ANSI/SAE Z26.1, ASTM D1003, ASTM F801, ASTM F2156, ATPD 2352, ATPD 2352P, MIL-DTL-62420, MIL-STD-810F

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