Transportation - Lab Testing Services

Textiles play a key role in the transportation industry.  Trains, aircraft and automotive all require high quality advanced textile products, including textile-reinforced rubber products, safety components, balance components, insulation, floor coverings, protection components, and various advanced composite materials.

We are a respected authority in Textiles and Advanced Materials for transportation, recognized by government and delegated as the only aeronautics and general transport fire resistance-testing laboratory in the country, certified by Transport Canada ( learn more on our FLAMMABILITY LAB ).


SPECIALIZED TRANSPORTATION TESTS

AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

FMVSS 302 : Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards - Flammability of Interior Materials
SAE J 1855 : Stretch and Set of textiles and plastics
SAE J 2412 : Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus
SAE J 2020 : Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials using fluorescent UV and condensation apparatus

PASSENGER RAIL SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS 

ASTM C 1166 : Flame Propagation of Dense and Cellular Elastomeric Gaskets and Accessoriess
ASTM E 162 : Surface Flammability of Materials Using a Radiant Heat Energy Source
ASTM E 662 : Specific Optical Density of Smoke Generated by Solid Materials
ASTM E 648 : Critical Radiant Flux of Floor-Covering Systems
ASTM E 1354 : Heat and Visible Smoke Release Rates for Materials and Products Using an Oxygen Consumption Calorimeter
Aircrafts Applications
FAR 25.853 appendix F part I – paragraph 4 - Vertical flammability
FAR 25.853 appendix F part I – paragraph 5 – Horizontal flammability
FAR 25.853 appendix F part I – paragraph 6 – Forty-five degree angle flammability
FAR 25.853 appendix F part I – paragraph 7 – Sixty degree flammability
FAR 25.853 appendix F part IV – Heat release rate from cabin materials


Other tests are available. Contact our specialists for special requests