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Saertex test laboratory adds new GL certification

News International-French

20 Nov 2014

Poissons ratio and other key performance indicators added to test procedures.

Saertex’s main base in Saerbeck has had a test lab certified by German Lloyd (GL) for non-metallic materials. Employees, facility and procedures were approved to GL standards for testing fibre reinforced plastics. The tests available are not limited to static ones such as for tensile resistance, bending resistance and ILSS. Material fatigue can also be tested, fibre resin content measured and NCF drapability data ascertained.

German Lloyd carried out a further audit to expand the certified range of tests by adding pressure testing to DIN EN ISO 14126, DIN EN 2850 and ASTM D6641 standards as well as shear stress testing to DIN EN ISO 14129 and ASTM 3518 standards. The Poisson ratio was added to the laboratory’s tensile testing capacity too. Our test laboratory is currently developing methods of testing to further useful standards in the composites field.

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