Our activities for the automotive sector focus on testing diverse coating systems with regard to effects of weathering, physical and chemical influences, as well as with regard to compliance with the applicable regulations and standards.

Our tests

• Testing of coatings, bonded joints and components for interior and exterior use
• Testing of compliance with VW, BMW, GM and Ford standards
• Artificial weathering tests by means of xenon-arc lamps, Kalahari and Florida exposure
• Hot light fastness tests, e.g. in accordance with VDA 75202
• Solar simulation tests (DIN 75220, BMW PR 306.4)
• Fire tests in accordance with FMVSS 302, DIN 75200
• Cyclic weathering tests, e.g. in accordance with PV 1200, on components sized up to (4000 x 2100 x 2000) mm
• Corrosion tests such as neutral salt spray tests (EN ISO 9227) and condensation tests (EN ISO 6270-1, EN ISO 6270-2) as well as cyclic tests (VDA cyclic tests)
• Cyclic weathering tests on materials, products and components in the temperature range from -70 °C to +150 °C, with component sizes up to (4000 x 2400 x 2000) mm
• Odour tests in accordance with VDA 270
• Emission tests, e.g. in accordance with VW 50180, VDA 278, VDA 277, GMW 8081
• Tests of resistance to chemicals
• Colour fastness tests in accordance with EN ISO 105-X12
• Stone-chip tests in accordance with EN ISO 20567
• Tests of compliance with product specifications and standards
• Tests of fogging behaviour
• Client-oriented R&D projects in the areas of adhesive bonding and coating