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Taking testing to a whole new level

 

Our experts never quit on the quest to change average performance to high performance. Our Innovation Lab in Budd Lake, MI, is home to our extensive analytical and mechanical, standard and customized testing capabilities.

 

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) imaging. Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. We examine durability. Conduct property testing, impact testing and creep testing for static load. We look at weathering. We perform tear-down and benchmarking — on your product or on your competitors'.

 

We test new materials or new parts on small scale. And we conduct product validation.

 

Our end-use testing lab is a torture chamber for plastic parts, products and assemblies. Simulate 100,000 miles worth of wear on an automotive component. Day-in day-out impact of gravel and sand on a gas-powered edger's housing. 50 years of exposure to water, fuel, oil and blazing sunlight on an outboard motor housing. Whether it's chemical exposure, moisture resistance, electrical properties, lifecycle performance or wear, scratching and marking, we'll make sure your product delivers on its promise.

 

Industry-standard and industry-specific testing. ISO. ASTM. Automotive Weathering. Underwriters Laboratories flame testing.

 

Our laboratories are accredited to ISO 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation. In addition to standardized testing, we can perform customized testing focused on your challenge or requirements.

 

Our testing begins in the lab and goes beyond its four walls. We're not bound by existing tests. We look at your requirements. If a standard test to measure the required performance doesn't exist, we devise our own to validate performance in the real-world conditions the product will face.