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Product testing laboratory is for quality, dependability, and durability is an extremely important part of the development process. Quality means determining whether or not your product will perform as expected.

Durability testing aids in the improvement of your product and the generation of more income through client retention and happiness. Quality assurance and ensuring that all standards are met and rules are followed before distribution are two of the most critical parts of product testing.

Automotive, Industrial and consumer parts always are subjected different product functional or durability test in different conditions. Maeon Laboratories provide services for functional testing requiring severe environmental condition tests, Thermal cycling, heat, cold and humidity cycles, thermal shocks, UV weathering, Xenon weathering, mechanical cyclic fatigue, chemical, fuel, water environment tests, fading etc.. These tests are frequently specified by many OEM standards and International Standards and being carried out in the facilities of Maeon Laboratories. Some are detailed in the following listing for ready reference.product-functionaly

Functional Testing is a sort of product testing that verifies that the product system meets the functional requirements. These forms of functional tests assist organizations in ensuring that digital goods meet requirements at all levels, from the code to the system as a whole.

Resistance Test
The polymer materials deteriorate upon exposure to high / low heat conditions and with varying humidity conditioning. Continuous and cycling tests to automotive specifications and other international specifications are conducted by Maeon Laboratories. These tests require high precision climatic chambers, Thermal cycle chamber, Humidity chambers, which is a part of facilities at Maeon Laboratories.
Resistance Test

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Heat Cycle Resistance / Heat and Humidity cycle Resistance

MS 210-05 Cl 4.3.1 MS 210-12 CL 4.2, MS 210-06 Cl 4.3 ES 91100-07 Cl 6.3, MS 200-46 Cl 4.1 ES-W60042 Cl 4.3
FN1FN-3 Heat Ageing Resistance MS 210-05 Cl 4.4 MS 200-46 Cl 4.6, MS 200-46 Cl 4.8
Thermal Shock Tests – Polymeric products and mateial
Thermal Shock Tests – Polymeric products and material.
Thermal shock testing, also known as temperature cycling or temperature shock testing, exposes products to alternating low and high air temperatures in order to speed up failures caused by repetitive temperature changes in regular use settings. This testing is required to recreate such conditions and to better understand product performance.During the thermal shock testing, products may be powered or unpowered. Cables that reach outside of the chamber and fit inside the chamber feed through are required for products that are powered during the test.
Very swift temperature changes affect polymer product material and thus affect the performance. Hence, thermal shock testing is specified to simulate such conditions and to understand the performance of the products.
The polymer materials deteriorate upon exposure to high / low heat conditions and with varying humidity conditioning. Continuous and cycling tests to automotive specifications and other international specifications are conducted by Maeon Laboratories.
Temperature cycling chambers are ideal for test applications that require quick change in temperature ramp rate such as 1°C and 5°C per minute or as required, which facilities are available at Maeon Laboratories.
Thermal Shock Tests – Polymeric products and mateial
FN1FN-2 Thermal Shock Resistance MS 210-05 Cl 4.3.2
Weatherability Test
Polymer materials deteriorate on exposure to light, moisture, heat, chemicals, ozone etc..Accelerated weathering tests are carried out for Exterior plastic products, paintings, textile materials etc. Exposure of the products to UV lamps, either fluorescent UV, QUV, lamps or XENON UV lamp, Q Lab provides data on the resistance to natural weathering in sun light, temperature, humidity and wetness.
The conditions used for weathering test methods vary based on the product, like Automotive exterior products / coating. Rubber products, Plastic products, sealants etc.
Deteriorataion of many properties, such as colour change, crazing, cracks, mechanical properties etc. or evaluated after the exposure to flourescent UV or Xenon UV weathering lamps.
Maeon Laboratories offer such testing with state of the art weathering chambers with varying filters to suit requirements of each standards, some of which are listed above.
Weatherability Test
FN1FN-22 Xenon Weatherability test ISO 105-B02 JIS L0843 ASTM D6695 ASTM D7869-13 ,SAE J1885 SAE J2412 PV 1303 PV 3930 SAE J1960 SAE J2413 SAE J2527 ASTM G151 ASTM G155 ASTM D4303 ASTM D4355 ISO 105-B04 ISO 105-B06 ISO 11341 ISO 3917 ISO 4892-1 ISO 4892-2 ISO 12040
FN1FN-23 UV Weatherability test ISO 4892-3 ASTM D1148 ASTM D3424 ASTM D4101 ASTM D4329 ASTM D4587 ASTM D4674 ASTM D750 ASTM G151 ASTM G154 SAE J2020
FN1FN-4 Fading Resistance / Weatherability Test MS 210-05 Cl 4.5 MS 210-12 CL 4.3 MS 210-06 Cl 4.4.2 ES-W60042 Cl 4.4.1
Chemical Resistance

Polymeric materials are degraded when in contact different medium like fuel, solvents, oils, greases, detergents, acids etc. An evaluation of extent of deterioration of the material is carried on plastic products and products of other materials.
Chemical Resistance

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Chemical Resistance - Plastic parts

MS 210-05 Cl 4.7 MS 210-12 CL 4.6 MS 210-06 Cl 4.7 ES-W60042 Cl 4.7
Scratch Resistance
The surface of plastic, fabrics, leather pars, painted surfaces, printed parts can be visibly damaged in several ways, including scratching by a sharp object; abrasion by rubbing with an abrasive material; marring, which changes the surface appearance or gloss
A scratch is created when the material yields under an indentation force and a sliding or lateral force, resulting in ductile and/or brittle failure. In a scratch, the uneven surface results in non-uniform light scattering and "scratch whitening".
Scratch Resistance
FN1FN-6 Wear Resistance MS 210-05 Cl 4.8
FN1FN-7 Scratch Resistance: Erichsen Method MS 210-05 Cl 4.9.1 MS 210-06 Cl 4.9
FN1FN-8 Scratch Resistance: Sapphire Method MS 210-05 Cl 4.9.2
Scuffing Test
 
Mar resistance is a surface property, whereas scratch or abrasion resistance involves the body of the material as well. The extent of damage on the surface of the test material due to Wear, Mar, scratch resistance and scuffing are measured by rubbing at specified rate using specified abrasive surfaces. The common instrument is for the purpose is a Taber abrader and linear abrader. Maeon laboratories have test facility to perform Wear testing, Mar testing and Scratch testing
Pencil Hardness is a rapid, inexpensive determination of the film hardness of an organic coating on a substrate in terms of drawing leads or pencil leads of known hardness.
The resistance to wear is also measured by Scuffing tests for fabrics, coating and paints. Taber abrader for scuffing test is used by Maeon laboratories.
Scuffing Test
FN1FN-24 Pencil hardness test ASTM D3363 ISO 15184 JIS K5400 JIS K5600
FN1FN-14 Scuffing test – rubbing MS 210-05 Cl 4.15
Impact Resistance Test

The tendency to crack or breaking when the product is either dropped or a falls on the product is evaluated by tests termed as Impact Resistance test. This test is specified by many OEMs and Maeon laboratories have specific test device for the Impact Resistance Test.
Impact Resistance Test

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Impact Resistance - Plastic parts

MS 210-05 Cl 4.10.1 MS 210-12 CL 4.7 MS 210-06 Cl 4.8 ES-W60042 Cl 4.8
Fogging Resistance Test

Determination of fogging characteristics are important for automotive interior parts.
These tests consist of collection of volatile components from products and quantification of the Fogging is carried out by different methods: By Gravimetric methods using Aluminium foil, or fogging value by gloss measurements or fogging value by transmittance method.
Fogging Resistance Test

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Fogging Resistance Test

MS 210-05 Cl 4.11 MS 300-54 DIN 75201 DIN 75201 ISO 6452 SAE J1756 PV 3015
Colour determination, Colour difference, Transmittance measurements
Aesthetic appearance of a product demand uniformity in its Optical Properties. Photoelectric / spectrophotometers are used to measure and define colour in different scales. The Colour measurements, Colour differences and colour coordinates of object colours are measured by instrumental measurement using colorimeters or spectrophotometers by Maeon Laboratories. CIELAB, L*a*b* colour space - In the L*a*b* diagram, a spherical colour solid, L* indicates lightness, and a* and b* are the chromaticity coordinates. Here the a* and b* indicate colour directions (+a* is the red direction, −a* is the green direction). The standards used by Maeon Laboratories mentioed above.
Colour determination, Colour difference, Transmittance measurements
FN1FN-25.28 Colour determination, colour difference, transmittance measurements ASTM D6290, ISO4582 ASTM E313 ASTM E1347-06
Haze and Transmittance measurements
Transmission and haze occurs when light passes through a material.
The transmittance is the ratio of the light passing through to the light incident on the specimens and the reflectance the ratio of the light reflected to the light incident. Luminous transmittance is a measure of the amount of light that passes through a transparent material.
Maeon Laboratories provide testing services for Haze testing and Total transmittance testing, which covers the evaluation of specific light-transmitting and wide-angle-light-scattering properties of planar sections of materials such as transparent or translucent plastic materials.
Haze and Transmittance measurements
FN1FN-21 Haze and Transmittance measurements ASTM D1003 ISO 14782 IS 2508 ASTM D2103 ISO 13468-1 ISO 13468-2 ASTM D1044 JIS K7105 JJIS K7361 JIS K7136
Yellowness Index

Yellowness index. Grey scale colour index etc. are numbers derived from spectrophotometric data that describes the change in color of a test sample from clear or white to yellow, on subjecting sample to ageing.
The test is used for the instrumental measurement of the degree of yellowness (or change of degree of yellowness) under daylight illumination of homogeneous, nearly-colorless transparent or nearly-white translucent or opaque plastics.
Yellowness Index
FN1FN-29 Yellowness Index ISO 17223 ASTM D1925
Grey Scale

Grey scale determine changes in colour of plastic or textiles in colour fastness tests, and its use. Maeon Laboratories use a colorimetric specification of the grey scale is given as a permanent record against which test specimens that may have changed, are compared.
Grey Scale
FN1FN-30 Grey Scale – Colour change ISO 105–A02
FN1FN-31 Grey scale - Staining ISO 105-A03
Gloss Measurements

Gloss is measured by shining a specific amount of light at a surface and quantifying the reflectance at specific angles of viewing, normal to the surface being observed. Maeon Laboratories provide testing services for Gloss measurement using sophisticated instruments for the test.
Gloss Measurements

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Gloss Measurements

MS 210-05 Cl 4.16 ASTM D2457, IS 13360 P9 S7 ISO 2813 IS 2508
Water Spray, Water Jet Tests
Water Spray test ,Water Jet tests are performed to prove that the component or assembly is protected against pressurised water spray of varying intensity and at different directions. The test indirectly confirms protections from dust entry into the assembly.
Maeon laboratories can generate water pressures of varying magnitude from different spray nozzles to validate test against customer standards.
Water Spray, Water Jet Tests
FN1FN-16, 18 Water Spray, Water Jet tests IEC 60529-IP64, IP65, IP66, IP69K, DIN 40050, MS 210-07, MS 210-12 CL 4.5 MS 210-06 Cl 4.6, ES-W60042 Cl 4.6
Odour Testing

Laboratory odour testing methods are used to determine the odour originating from interior trim materials, components and assemblies in the passenger or luggage compartment.  Customer test their materials and products to actual situations and environments. Maeon laboratories conduct Odour test Odor test precisely to different customer standards.
Odour Testing

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Odour Testing

VDA 270 GMW 3205 ASTM E1870
Flammability Test
Different flammability test methods classify materials tendency to extinguish or spread a flame once it has been ignited. The testing itself involves the application of a flame to a sample in various ways and then assessing the materials response once the flame is removed. The materials that will rank the highest, will be those that burn slowly or self extinguish and do not drip flaming material.
Some of the frequently conducted tests for Flammability in Maeon Laboratories mentiod above.
Flammability Test
FN1FN-20 Flammability test GMW 3232
  Vertical Burning tests  
  Horizontal Burning tests  
  Limiting Oxygen Index LOI  
Fatique Tests and Durability Tests

Fatique testing is cyclic loading of a sample to understand how it will perform under similar conditions.
The behavior of the materials subjected to such repeated cyclic loading in Flexing Stretching Compressing Twisting studied by Fatique tests.
Repeated cyclic loading eventually constitutes a mechanical deterioration and progressive fracture that leads to complete failure, in Plastics, Rubber, Composite materials, fabric and other materials.
For many dynamic applications, it is necessary to generate fatigue data to demonstrate the long term durability of products. Polymeric materials are not only time and temperature dependent but are significantly affected by fluids which come into contact. Maeon Laboratory offers Fatique tests for Plastic products, Rubber products, Foam products, Fabrics etc.. to customer’s standards.
Fatique Tests and Durability Tests
FN1FN-32, 33 Fatique tests, Durability tests ISO 13628-16
Product Specification
Maeon Laboratories provide a wide range of testing services which encampus many category of testing systems. Thus, the lab is able cater to complete testing needs of product to its service conditions. The laboratory with its excellent testing facility conduct the list of tests specified in different product standards, some of them are list above.
The testing capability of Maeon laboratories encampes international standards and OEM standards of Plastics moulded products testing, Plastic Extruded products testing. Rubber moulded products testing, Rubber Extruded products testing, Rubber foam testing, Polymeric foam testing, Composite product testing, Composite material testing, Plastic films testing, Tapes testing, Coated Fabric testing, Nonwoven fabric testing, Industrial woven fabric testing, Electric insulation tapes testing, Electric insulating floor mats testing, Adhesives testing, coating testing, double side tapes testing, Self adhesive coated fabrics testing, Resins for composites testing, Thermoset products testing, Thermoset materials testing, Rubber hoses testing, Rubber tubes testing. Plastic hoses testing, Plastic tubes testing, Plastic rigid pipes testing, Plastic flexible pipes testing, Plastic pipes testing, Conveyor belt testing, transmission belt testing, V belt testing, Safety belt testing, webbing testing, Rubber seals testing, including O Ring testing and other polymeric components of automotive systems, Gaskets testing, Cork Gasket testing, Cork-Rubber composite Gasket testing
Product Specification
FN1PR-3 Standard Test Method – Exterior Plastic Parts MS 200-48 : 1998: EN
FN1PR-4 Mouled Plastic Parts - Interior Use MS 210-05 : 2004 : EN
FN1PR-5 Molded Plastic Parts – Exterior Use MS 210-06 : 2007 :EN
FN1PR-1 Synthetic Rubber compounds MS 120-89 : 1978 : EN
FN1PR-2 Test Standard – Soft Vulcanized Rubber MS 200-41 : 2004 EN
FN1PR-6 Polyamide 66 (Non-reinforced) MS 211-46 : 2008 :EN
FN1PR-7 Polyamide 66 (GF, MF – Reinforced) MS 211-47 : 2006 : EN
FN1PR-8 HCPP + LDPE Alloy MS 213-26 : 2006 : EN
FN1PR-9 Polypropylene filled with Talc MS 213-28 : 2008 : EN
FN1PR-10 Polypropylene Foam MS 213-41 : 2000 : EN
FN1PR-11 ABS – Heat Resistance MS 225-18 : 1999 : EN
FN1PR-12 Polyacetal (Acetal Copolymer, oxymethylene Copolymer) MS 237-09 : 2007 : EN
FN1PR-13 Sponge Rubber MS 260-13 : 2005 : EN
FN1PR-14 Flammability Resistance – Interior Materials MS 300-08 : 2006 : EN
FN1PR-15 Test Standard – tapes, film (with Pressure Sensitive Adhesives) MS 300-33 : 1989 : EN
FN1PR-16 Test Method Of Odor For Interior Materials MS 300-34 : 2008 : EN
FN1PR-17 Standard Test Method – Fogging MS 300-54 : : 2002 : EN
FN1PR-19 Stripe Tape – Interiors and Exteriors MS 373-14 : 2003 : EN
FN1PR-20 Testing Methods for Coatings and Coating Films MS 600-35 : 1996 : EN
FN1PR-21 Tape (Double – Side Adhesive) – Mark, Emblem MS 711-10 : 2005 : EN
FN1PR-22 Tubes - Interior ES 91404-00, MS 213-36, MS 221-33
FN1PR-23 Harness Clip ES 91600-00
FN1PR-24 Fuse Box ES 91820-05, ES 91100-07