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    Prove per il Settore Automotive

    The tests reported in the specifications of the car manufacturers listed below are those that have been requested more frequently. The reported specifications may contain some tests whose feasibility should be verified with Centro Polimeri Italia.

     

    Tests on plastic items

    • Resistance to ultraviolet light alternating with humidity
    • Accelerated aging in sunlight
    • Gloss
    • Tensioactive test
    • Resistance to thermal shock
    • X-ray analysis
    • Extended thermal aging
    • Resistance to thermal cycles
    • Behavior in humid and hot environment
    • Hydrolysis resistance
    • Resistance to chemicals
    • Fogging test
    • Determination of internal impurities in components of fluid circulation systems
    • Behavior in dry and hot environment
    • Resistance to efflorescence
    • Determination of condensable constituents
    • Determinazione dei costitenti condensabili
    • Emission of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)

    Tests on Coatings and Finishes on Painted Surfaces

    • Adhesion (cross-cut test)
    • Thickness
    • Gloss
    • Accelerated aging in presence of atmospheric agents
    • UV-rays resistance
    • Aging in sunlight
    • Humidity resistance
    • Water resistance
    • Temperature variation resistance
    • Resistance to chemicals
    • Alcohol resistance
    • Fuel resistance
    • Wear and abrasion resistance
    • Corrosion tests (saline mist)
    • Wear resistance (Taber method)
    • Thermal aging
    • Tint resistance to light
    • Resistance to rubbing
      • Resistance to rubbing after sunlight aging
      • Resistance to rubbing after thermal aging
      • Resistance to rubbing with soap solution
      • Resistance to rubbing with alcohol
      • Resistance to rubbing with artificial sweat
      • Tensile strength of seams
      • Fogging resistance
      • Adhesives compatibility with solvents
      • Behavior after contact with insect-repellent products
      • Behavior after contact with suncream

    Tests on Coatings and Finishes on Chrome Surfaces

      • Thickness measurements with micrographic methods
      • Adhesion
      • Discontinuities of the chromed layer
      • Resistance to corrosion and thermal stresses

    FIAT

    Various tests

    FIAT AUTO 50180 – Corrosion test


    FIAT AUTO 50184 – Climate tests of paints, enamels, adhesives, sealants, etc.

    FIAT AUTO 50444 – Genuine leather, fake leather and vinyl laminates; tint resistance and aging

    FIAT AUTO 50444/02 – Behavior of genuine leather on contact with sunscreen

    FIAT AUTO 50444/03 – Behavior of real skin on contact with insect-repellent products

    FIAT AUTO 50541 – Accelerated aging in presence of atmospheric agents (method A)

    FIAT AUTO 50451/01 – Accelerated aging in sunlight (method B)

    FIAT AUTO 50452/02 – Determination of the hardness and rigidity of organic coatings, using pencils

    FIAT AUTO 50461 – Adhesion test of inorganic and organic coatings by cross-cut test

    FIAT AUTO 50473/01 – Determination of resistance to chemical aggression of paint products

    FIAT AUTO 50488/02 – Determination of the wear resistance of finishing paints

    FIAT AUTO 55231 – Polycarbonate for molding and extrusion

    FIAT AUTO 55231/01 – Polycarbonate + ABS alloys for molding and extrusion

    FCA 55234 – Acrylonitrile-Butadiende-Styrene plastics for molding (ABS)

    FIAT AUTO 55246 – Rigid polypropylene plastics from molding and extrusion

    FIAT AUTO 7-G2000 – Determination of the resistance to combustion of non-metallic materials for vehicle interiors

    FIAT AUTO 7-G2090 – Vehicle interior components. Determination of formaldehyde release. Acetylacetone method

    FIAT AUTO 7-G2091 – Materials containing phenolic resins. Determination of free phenol

    FIAT AUTO 7.G2183 – Determination of internal impurities in components of fluid circulation systems. Washing method

    FIAT AUTO 7-M0005 – Finishing components molded in plastic material. Resistance to surface rigability

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55253

    Aesthetic features:

    • evaluation of colour
    • gloss
    • odor test

    Molding analysis:

    • dissection
    • tensioactive
    • thermal shock
    • x-ray control


    Heat behavior:

    • painting cycle simulation
    • dimensional stability
    • heat stroke
    • prolonged thermal aging


    Resistance to thermal cycles
    Behavior in humid heat
    Hydrolysis resistance
    Impact resistance (cold condition)
    Embossing or substrate coating adhesion

    Accelerated aging:

    • behavior to combined atmospheric agents
    • behavior to light
    • resistance to chemicals

    Burning rate
    Resistance to amine contamination
    Resistance to rigability

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.03159

    Evaluation of colour

    Gloss

    Heat behavior

    Behavior in humid heat condition

    Resistance to thermal cycles

    Tensile strenght

    Resistance to washing products

    Behavior to light

    Burning rate

    Resistance to amine contamination

    Determination of free phenol

    Determination of free formaldehyde

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.03160

    Behavior to heat

    Behavior in humid heat condition

    Behavior in low temperature conditions

    Burning rate

    Odor test

    Adhesion between support and finish layer

    Adhesion between the finishing layer and the padding

    Light resistance

    Acoustic absorption coefficient

    Thermal conductivity coefficient

    Resistance to rot

    Resistance to amine contamination

    Determination of free phenol

    Determination of free formaldehyde

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55253

    Evaluation of colour

    Gloss

    Evaluation of the olfactory quality inside the interior (Type I)

    Dissection (for items in thermoplastic material)

    Tensioactive

    Resistance to thermal shock

    X-ray inspection (for thermosetting plastic parts)

    Simulation of the painting cycle

    Dimensional stability

    Heat stroke

    Prolonged thermal aging (for MS type)

    Resistance to thermal cycles

    Behavior in humid heat conditions

    Hydrolysis resistance

    Impact resistance (cold condition)

    Adhesion between the finishing layer and the padding

    Accelerated aging in presence of atmospheric agents

    Accelerated aging in sunlight

    Resistance to chemicals

    Burning rate

    Resistance to amine contamination

    Resistance to rigability

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55254

    Evaluation of the olfactory quality inside the cabin

    Evaluation of colour

    Gloss

    Dimensional stability

    Resistance to dry heat conditions

    Resistance to heat stroke

    Resistance to thermal cycles

    Resistance to efflorescence

    Burning rate

    Behavior against atmospheric agents

    Behavior in presence of light

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55480/01

    Thickness

    Unit mass

    Tensile strength

    Wear resistance

    Wear resistance of the surface finish (Taber method)

    Resistance to tearing

    Hot aging

    Resistance of dye to light

    Resistance of the color to rubbing for new pieces, after aging in Fade-Ometer and after hot aging

    Dimensional stability

    Tensile strength of the seams

    Resistance to fogging

    Burning rate

    Adhesives compatibility with solvents

    Behavior in contact with insect-repellent products

    Behavior in contact with sun cream

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55482

    Adhesion

    Resistance to petrol

    Resistance to mineral

    Resistance to immersion in water (after 24 hours, after 48 hours)

    Resistance to moisture

    Corrosion resistance - Salt spray test

    Determination of resistance to chemical aggression

    Accelerated aging to atmospheric agents and subsequent adhesion test

    Accelerated aging to artificial sunlight (F.O.) and subsequent adhesion (Classes A and B2 only for interior details)

    Resistance to UV rays and subsequent adhesion (only on Classes D1B, D2 and E with aesthetic finish other than embossed black color)

    Waxing and dewaxing test

    Abrasion resistance

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.55482/01

    Thickness

    Adhesion

    Gloss

    Accelerated aging to atmospheric agents and subsequent adhesion test

    Resistance to UV rays

    Aging in sunlight (Fade-Ometer)

    Resistance to moisture

    Resistance to water

    Resistance to temperature variations

    Determination of resistance to chemical aggression

    Resistance to alcohol

    Resistance to petrol

    Wear resistance

    Resistance by means of temporary protection waxing

    Resistance by means of temporary protection: application of adhesive films

    SPECIFICATION FIAT AUTO 9.91223

    Olfactory evaluation

    Heat behavior

    Resistance to chemical agents (only on thermal classes T2, T3, T4, T5 and T6)

    Resistance to flame propagation

    Resistance to thermal cycles

    Resistance to moisture

    VOLKSWAGEN

    Various tests

    PV1200 – Testing of resistance to environmental cycle test (+80/-40)°C

    PV 1210 – Corrosion test

    PV 1303 – Exposure test of passenger compartment components

    PV 2005 – Testing of resistance to environmental cycle test

    PV 3015 – Determining condensable contituents (G)

    PV 3341 – Determination of emission of organic compounds

    PV 3355 – Contact heat aging

    PV 3900 – Odor test

    PV 3906 – Test of abrasion behaviour

    PV 3025 – Measuring emission of formaldehyde

    PV 3929 – Weathering in dry, hot climate

    PV3930 – Weathering in moist, hot climate

    PV 3944 – Amine discoloration

    PV 3964 – Testing of cream resistance

    TL 1010 – Burning behaviour, material requirements

    TL 1011 – Testing the flammability of plastics

    VDA 270 – Determination of the odor characteristics of trim materials in motor vehicles

    VDA 278 – Thermal desorbtion analysis of organic emissions fot the characterization of non-metallic materials for automobiles

    VW 2.8.1 – Elastomers

    Thermogravimetric analysis (PV 3927)

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Hardness Shore A (DIN 53505)

    Weight change

    Tensile strength, elongation at tear (DIN 53504)

    Low-temperature resistance

    Ozone resistance

    Lightfastness

    Weather resistance

    Emission behaviour (VW 50180)

    Permanent deformation (PV 3307)

    VW 50179 – Emission behaviour of components in the vehicle interior

    Determination of emission of organic compounds (PV 3341)

    Odor test (PV 3900)

    Measuring emission of formaldehyde (PV 3925)

    VW 50180 – Emission behaviour in the vehicle interior, emission behaviour

    Determination of emission of organic compounds (PV 3341)

    Odor test (PV 3900)

    Measuring emission of formaldehyde (PV 3925)

    TL 211 – Paint coating on exterior plastic parts

    Gloss (ISO 2813)

    Colorimetric evaluation (VW 50195)

    Adhesion (ISO 2409)

    Condensed water test in CH test atmosphere (ISO 6270-2)

    Environmental cycle test (PV 1200)

    Behaviour in temperature cycle test:

    • heat aging
    • low-temperature aging

    Low-temperature behaviour, aging duration 24 h

    Resistance to chemicals

    Lightfastness and weather resistance: weathering in humid heat (PV 3930), weathering in dry heat (PV 3929)

    Resistance of the clear coat to UV radiation (PV 1502)

    TL 226 – Paintworks on materials used in the vehicle interior trim

    Adhesion: cross-cut test (ISO 2409), cross-cut test (St. Andrew’s cross)

    Scratch resistance (PV 3952)

    Emission behaviour (VW 50180)

    Temperature resistance:

    • heat aging
      environmental cycle test (PV 1200)

    Weather resistance:

    • condensation atmosphere with constant humidity (ISO 6270-2)
    • lightfastness (PV 1303)

    Aging resistance:

    • hydrolysis aging
    • sunlight simulation (DIN 75220)
    • abrasion behaviour (PV 3906)

    Resistance to cleaning agents and synthetic sweat

    Drop test

    Cream resistance (PV 3964)

    TL 527 – ABS graft polymer, finished parts

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Flexural strength (ISO 178)

    Flexural modulus E (ISO 178)

    Impact strength (ISO 179-1)

    Dimensional stability under heat (ISO 306)

    Elevated-temperature behaviour (DIN 5397)

    Low-temperature behaviour

    High-temperature light exposure (PV 1303)

    Flammability (TL 1010)

    TL 52065 – Cellular rubber elastomer sealing material

    Emission behaviour (VW 50180)

    Ignition residue in % (PV 3927)

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Tensile strength, elongation at tear (DIN 53504)

    Compression stress (ISO 3386-1/-2)

    Permanent deformation (ISO 1856)

    Low-temperature behaviour (VW 2.8.1)

    Ozone resistance (VW 2.8.1)

    Resistance to oper-air weathering (VW 50185)

    TL 52231 – ABS and PC polymer blends

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Flexural strength (ISO 178)

    Impact strength (ISO 179-1)

    Dimensional stability under heat (ISO 306)

    Dimensional stability behaviour (DIN 53497)

    Low-temperature behaviour

    High-temperature light exposure (PV 1303)

    Burning behaviour (TL 1010)

    TL 52288 – Polyamide, mineral-reinforced, finished parts

    Ingnition residue (ISO 1172)

    Moisture content

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Flexural strength (ISO 178)

    Impact strength (ISO 179-1)

    Elevated-temperature behaviour

    Behaviour in humid heat

    Low-temperature behaviour

    Weathering in humid heat (PV 3930)

    Weathering in dry heat (PV 3929)

    Weathering in humid heat (ISO 2810)

    Weathering in dry heat (ISO 2810)

    TL 52476 – POM, material requirementes

    Density (ISO 1183-1)

    Melting temperature (ISO 11357-3)

    Dimensional stability under heat (ISO 306)

    Yield stress, elongation (ISO 527-2)

    Impact strength (ISO 179-1)

    Dimensional stability behaviour (DIN 53497)

    Low-temperature behaviour

    Lightfastness (PV 1303)

    Burning behaviour (TL 1010)

    BMW, GM, RENAULT

    Various tests

    GS 97038 – Determination of burning behavior to automotive interior trim

    AA-0334 – Determination of film thickness on painted plastic parts

    GMW3205 – Determinig the resistance to odor propagation of interior materials

    GMW8081 – Static headspace GC-MS for interior materials. Interior emission

    D45 1010/--H – Materaux et pieces en polymere interieur et exterieur de l’habitacle solidite de la teinte au frottement

    D45 1333/--G – Materials inside passenger compartment. Horizontal flammability

    Volvo
    Various tests

    VCS 5713,1059 – Test for presence of leachable nickel

    VCS 1027,2759 – Quantification of specific volatile organic substances from non-metallic materials in vehicle interiors

    VCS 1027,359 – Colour fastness to artificial light at 75°C

    VCS 1026,82019 – Grey scale

    85000150 – Substance soiling and cleanibility for interior hard surfaces, coated fabrics and leather

    VCS 1029,54739 – Adhesion

    VSC 1026,84329 – Colour fastness to rubbing

    VCS 1029,54739 – Adhesion

    VCS 1029,54729 – Adhesion, cross-cut test

    VCS 1024,31139 – Scratch resistance, Erichsen pen

    STD 1024,7134 – Abrasion

    88100002 – Abrasion-resistance of soft & hard plastic surface

    88200001 – Sun tan lotion test