Assured Testing Moves to New Facility
Assured Testing Services recently moved into a new, 26,000-ft.2 purpose-built facility, where it can perform virtually all automotive cyclic corrosion tests specified for ecoat applications.
Assured Testing Services recently moved into a new, 26,000-ft.2 purpose-built facility, where it can perform virtually all automotive cyclic corrosion tests specified for ecoat applications, including GMW 14872, Ford L-467, SAE J2334 and various transplant specs. Testing is performed in automated, PLC-controlled chambers to ensure accuracy and reproducibility, and to allow 24/7 exposure, minimizing test duration.
The company is ISO 17025, Nadcap and AAMA accredited. In addition to automotive, it serves the aerospace, defense, marine, architectural and agricultural markets, providing testing to a variety of OEM ecoat applicators, ecoat job shops, and ecoat and pretreatment chemical suppliers. It also can provide physical testing of ecoat properties such as gloss, thickness, adhesion (mandrel bend, pull off, crosscut, impact) and pencil hardness. Other accelerated exposure options include salt spray, humidity, SWAAT, Kesternich, ASTM G85, CASS, UV and xenon.
According to the company, the new lab facility provides space for its continuing capacity growth in current test offerings, and further expansion into metallurgical and plastics testing.
E-coat can produce uniform finishes with excellent coverage and outstanding corrosion resistance.
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