AIMPLAS first Spanish laboratory accredited for automotive plastic degradation

Spain’s national accreditation body, ENAC, has approved AIMPLAS, the plastics research centre based in Valencia, to run tests for biodegradation and disintegration of plastics in vehicles.

The accrediation positions AIMPLAS as a European leader, and Spain’s only centre with biodegradation and odour emissions testing, according to the standard ISO/IEC 17025.

AIMPLAS will now test materials for odour emissions, formaldehyde emissions, fogging and TVOC.

Rosalía Guerra, head of the AIMPLAS Automotive Laboratory, said: “These tests are highly demanded by companies in the automotive sector, with the need to evaluate the emissions that are in interior air of the vehicle, which must comply with a very restrictive legislation and that until now forced companies to carry out tests in foreign laboratories.”

With this extension of its accreditation scope, AIMPLAS is at the forefront of accredited tests in the field of plastics in Europe. Luisa Gil, head of Processes and Continuous Improvement in AIMPLAS, said: “This is very important given that ENAC is a signatory of all the EA (European Accreditation), ILAC (International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation) and IAF (International Accreditation Forum) international agreements. Therefore, a report or certificate issued under ENAC accreditation is recognized by the other signatories in the entire world and these agreements act like an international passport for trade.”



Fecha Publicación: 07/08/2017

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