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THE SALT FOG CORROSION TEST

THE SALT FOG CORROSION TEST WHY DO A SALT FOG CORROSION TEST? The Salt Fog is a standardized laboratory test aimed at verifying the corrosion protection of a metallic material, its organic / inorganic coating or surface treatment. It is...
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The plastic “PROBLEM”

The plastic "PROBLEM" Materials recycling, a theme that will be a kind of Leitmotif of Plastlab during this year and for years to come; the plastic "problem." Today we will delve into a small niche of materials recycling, namely that...
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MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION TESTS

MATERIALS CHARACTERIZATION TESTS: 3 KEY POINTS Materials characterization tests are many, and there are many laboratories that provide this type of service, for the research and development (R&D) area and in the quality control (QC) area. The focus of these...
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Our History – Plastlab Laboratory

Here is our story, of how the Plastlab Laboratory came into being. Plastlab Laboratory was founded in 2005, thanks to a grant from the Piedmont Region within the activities related to P.I.A. (Integrated Facilitation Package) projects. Its purpose was to...
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SECTORAL TESTS TESTS

Fogging and Test VOC

Techniques able to evaluate the quantity of organic compounds emitted, generally required in the specifications of the automotive sector. Specifically, fogging uses a gravimetric or photometric method to identify the volatile substances emitted from leather, imitation leather, composite or flocked...
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Coulometric method thickness

Evaluation of the thickness of metallic or galvanized components by destructive testing. The laboratory is also able to perform thickness measurements on galvanized coatings using the coulometric or anodic degalvanization technique. This technique is able to measure each layer, removing...
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Thickness micrographic method

Evaluation of the thickness of the various layers of painted components. The laboratory is able to perform measurements of the paint layers of plastic or metal components using a metallographic microscope with magnification up to 1000X. To perform this measurement,...
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Control test of dimensional variations

Evaluation of the variation in dimension of the components, subjected to thermal ageing. Additional evaluation generally performed in conjunction with temperature, humidity or thermal cycling aging tests. These environmental tests are often required in the vehicle set-up, in order to...
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Chemical resistance

Simulation of contact with chemical agents and contaminants that can be encountered during operation. Test required by automotive specifications, performed on painted or mass-pigmented plastics to evaluate their resistance to the application of chemical agents or fluids generally used for...
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Determination of wear resistance and scratchability

Simulation of the use of decorative coatings obtained by painting for vehicle interior components. Test performed on painted components to simulate wear on a daily basis. The test exaggerates the conditions of use, maximizing the wear of the piece. It...
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Pressure washing simulation with water lance

Evaluation of the resistance of the painted components by washing with a pressure water lance. As indicated, this test simulates the washing of painted components applied to the exterior of the car, particularly useful for evaluating the adhesion of the...
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Test stone-chipping or stone-bashing

Simulation of stone or gravel hits on the front parts of the car. Test performed mainly on painted products, for the evaluation of the resistance of the paintwork to impacts from crushed stone or regulated gravel, in order to simulate...
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Tensile cracking test

Test utile per definire la resistenza alla tenso-fessurazione dei materiali plastici quindi determinare la sensibilità di queste all’azione congiunta di sollecitazioni meccaniche con sollecitazioni chimiche. L’azione congiunta delle sollecitazioni meccaniche e chimiche porta quindi ad ottenere una certa deformazione del...
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Determination of the cross-linking degree of polyethylene

Technique able to evaluate the degree of polymerization of polyethylene by gravimetric method and reflux cooling system. The cross-linked polyethylene is first prepared in small flakes, weighed and inserted into a metal mesh permeable to liquids but with holes smaller...
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Paint adhesion test by cross-cutting

Evaluation of the adhesion of the paint to the substrate or between the layers of the same. Test performed on painted components, able to evaluate the adhesion of the paint to the substrate or between the various components of the...
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FLUID-DYNAMIC TESTS TESTS

Circulation tests

Compatibility and flow rate test with Glycol/Water based liquids on plastic-rubber material pipes with the possibility of adding thermal shock cycles managing to condition the temperature of 2 fluids at the same time. The performance characteristics of the circulation bench...
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Pulsating pressure tests

Test that allows you to simulate the extreme conditions of use of Temperature and Pressure, stressing the component with fatigue. The test is generally performed by using a working fluid such as glycol/water or air. The performance characteristics of the...
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Burst and leak tests

Test performed to evaluate the burst point of a pipe, specifically, the test bench is able to perform burst and/or pressure maintenance tests (Tightness). The unit is designed for testing components such as hose/pipes, fittings, quick couplings, valves etc. with...
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ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS TESTS

Aging in water

Aging test in a thermostated bath. Aging test performed in a thermostatic bath for one or more days at a water temperature ranging from 40°C to 60°C; useful for evaluating the resistance of painted materials and therefore the penetration of...
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Aging in liquids

Aging test in liquids regulated by temperature. Aging tests in liquids regulated by temperature with the aim of evaluating the difference in the mechanical and physical characteristics of elastomeric materials compared to new conditions. For example, a specific material is...
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