We test a wide array of materials, including but not limited to:
• Paints
•Organic Coatings
•Clear and Pigmented Materials
•Organic Finishes
•Primed Metallic Substrates
•Organic Coatings on Metals
•Coated Steel
•Automotive Trim Parts
•Decorative Interiors

•Plastic Parts
•Non-Decorative Powder Coatings
•Polyvinyl Chloride Sheets
•Soft Interior Trim Parts
•Soft Vinyl Chloride Sheets
•Trim Panels
•Textiles
•Plastic Substrates

•Polyvinyl Chloride Coated Fabrics
•Vinyl
•Leather
•Fabric
•Outdoor Furniture
•Solar Panels
•Signs
•Emblem

 

We would love to demonstrate to you our commitment to service and quality.
  • ABRASION RESISTANCE Different stresses such as scraping and rubbing can physically change the properties of a component. The result can be color changes, gloss changes and complete removal of surface color and veneer.

     

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    Color Automotive components are exposed to sunlight on a daily basis. Our laboratory testing can help determine the color fastness and agingresistance of textiles, plastics and other products. This is done by simulating weather conditions such as daylight, rain, temperature and humidity.

     

  • CORROSION Salt spray on roads is the natural enemy of metals used on automobiles. Accelerated corrosion tests including the Salt Spray test & Cyclic Corrosion tests help to evaluate the corrosion resistance of coated steels, which can help to alleviate costly repairs and irreversible damage.

     

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    DIMENSIONAL STABILITY Extreme temperatures can affect components if they are not dimensionally stable. MTI can test the dimensional changes that occur when vehicle parts are subjected to the stress of going from extreme hot to extreme cold temperatures. We can also factor in humidity and then continue to evaluate the dimensional changes.

     

  • Film Thickness Paint manufacturers usually recommend the target ranges. MTI can measure your film’s variability or density to ensure idealproduct performance. We offer nondestructivedry film testingusingan Elcometer and destructive methods such as cross-sectioning.

     

  • Flammability Our flammability testingprogram measures the rate of burn. Automotive vehicles contain many components that can burn. Our flammability testingcapabilities include tests that can be done on a wide variety of materials;fabrics, plastics,wood,leather andrubber are just a few substrates.

     

  • Impact Impact testing saves lives. Properly testing components evaluates their strength and durability and helps to ensure that they are not at risk of being damaged during unintended impacts.

     

  • RESISTANCE TO FOGGING Fogging on glass is not only irritating, but also dangerous. Fogging tests will measure the propensity of acomponent to volatilize substances,which can lead to condensation on other surfaces. Driver visibility can be impacted by even the slightest build-up of these condensed gases.

     

  • SCRATCH RESISTANCE Durability is of the utmost importance for the polymers and plastics that are used for automotive components. MTI can test scratch resistance on materials including,but not limited to, instrument panels,door panels, handles, dashboard,air bags, consoles or seat components.

     

  • VIBRATION MTI understands that vibration testing requirements affect all sectors of all industries. We offer test parameters such as: Sine, Random, Shock, SOR, FRD, Resonance Test along with combined vibration and temperature testing.

Our capabilities include, but are not limited to:
•Ash Test
•Adhesion
•Bend Testing
•Blistering
•Car Wash
•Corrosion
•Durometer
•Checking
•Chip Resistance
•Cleanability
•Coating Thickness
•Color Crocking
•Color / Gloss / Haze
•Colorfastness (Xenon)
•Cracking
•Creepback
•Custom Fixturing
•Detergent Resistance
•Dimensional Stability
•Durability
•Effect of Chemicals
•Environmental Exposure
•Film Hardness
•Filiform
•Flaking
•Flammability
•Fogging
•Heat Age
•Humidity Exposure
•Impact Strength
•Knife Cross-Hatch Adhesion
•Life Cycling
•Linear Abrasion
•Mandrel Bend
•Melt Flow
•Pencil Hardness
•Performance Testing
•QUV
•Perspiration Resistance
•Salt Spray
•Scratch / Scuff / Mar /
•Soil Resistance
•Solvent Resistance
•Specific Gravity/Density
•Surface Temperature / IR
•Taber Abrasion
•Tape Adhesion
•Temperature Exposure
•Tensile Properties
•Thermal Aging
•Thickness
•Trim Assembly Performance
•Vibration
•Water Immersion
•Water Resistance
•Weight Change