A free Webinar: New Testing Technologies Supporting Innovations in Automotive Materials Engineering

Understand the necessity of ongoing modification of testing technologies related to innovative plastics and high performance materials.

The automotive industry is characterized by dominating megatrends that can fundamentally influence the development of materials (especially thermoplastics and elastomers).

With a view to these current trends and in consideration of end-product applications, this webinar discusses descriptive examples for burning behavior, mechanical performance and electrical testing.

Webinar: New Testing Technologies Supporting Innovations in Automotive Materials Engineering

International congress for plastics in automobiles – PIAE 2019

On April 3rd and 4th 2019 international plastics experts in the automotive industry will be meeting at this years’ VDI congress Plastics in Automotive Engineering (PIAE) in Mannheim, Germany. Besides the possibility to network within the industry, the congress offers a new presentation concept: two thought leadership series will be running in parallel and will also include several interactive workshops, discussions and world cafés. This concept will be accompanied by the usual automotive exhibition on two separate floors.

Take the opportunity and visit the presentation of Dr. Thomas Wagner, Business Manager Automotive at Underwriter Laboratories’ (UL) Chemicals Division. His discussion will focus on the necessity of ongoing modification of testing technologies so that innovative plastics and high performance materials can be developed in consideration of end-product applications. With a view to the current trends in the automotive industry Dr. Wagner will show descriptive examples for mechanical performance, burning behavior and electrical testing.

International congress for plastics in automobiles – PIAE 2019

Whether car manufacturer or component supplier, UL’s various OEM approvals and experience in the automotive industry make UL your ideal partner. UL supports clients along the entire product development cycle, from the early planning and design phase, to material validation up to the final Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) for an optimized time to market.

Learn more and meet the UL Team at PIAE 2019. You’ll find us on the ground floor: Booth #47.

For more information, please go to the Congress Website.

UL Expands Automotive Test Portfolio with Additional Emissions Testing

UL Expands Automotive Test Portfolio with Additional Emissions Testing in their Performance Materials Labs in Krefeld (Germany) and Melville (U.S.)

Expansion offers more comprehensive solutions to both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Tier Suppliers

Melville, Krefeld, October 17, 2018 – UL, a global safety science company, has expanded its automotive testing service with additional test methods for the analysis of emissions from polymeric component parts. The new methods in UL´s service portfolio include:

  • VDA 270; Determination of the odor characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles;
  • VDA 276; Determination of organic emissions from automotive interior parts using a 1 m³ test chamber;
  • VDA 278: Thermodesorption-GC/MS analysis of organic emissions from non-metallic materials for automobiles, and
  • Fogging measurement according to DIN 75201.

As a unique add-on service for customers worldwide, UL’s Krefeld facility supplies injection molded specimens for round robin emission testing to support highest quality standards in the industry.

“Interior emission testing has become an integral part of every full scope polymer materials analysis in the automotive industry,” said Thomas Wagner, PhD, automotive business manager of UL’s Performance Material division. “Expanding our service portfolio to include emissions testing complements our other automotive testing capabilities and helps ensure that our customers are meeting the latest global and local regulatory requirements.”

The ISO 17025 accredited Performance Materials test centers in Melville and Krefeld-Uerdingen offer a unique set of all-inclusive services. With highly specialized testing laboratories and comprehensive material databases, the Performance Materials division of UL supports automotive manufacturers and Tier suppliers from product concept stage to early product development through to final Part Production Approval Process (PPAP) for an optimized time-to-market.

For more information about UL’s entire automotive testing portfolio, visit http://www.ulttc.com/en/industries/automobil.html

or contact:

Thomas Wagner Business Manager Automotive Global This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. +49 2151 5370 234

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