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Material testing laboratory

Laboratorio de Ensayos de Materiales

Accredited laboratories where the technical characteristics (physical and mechanical, fire, biological, durability and chemical properties) of materials are assessed to ensure their reliability and safety, and that they comply with national and international standards and regulations.

Description

SERVICES:

  • Assessment of new ETA products.
  • Verification of compliance with EN, ISO, UNE, DIN, NF, BS, ASTM standards, among others; voluntary and compulsory certifications: CE marking, N mark.
  • Technical inspections.
  • Technical advice on complying with requirements.
  • Development of test plans.

TECHNOLOGICAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Climatic chambers: temperature and humidity chambers, thermal shock chambers, UV ageing chambers: fluorescent (QUV), with xenon arc lamp, salt spray chambers, humidity saturation chambers, among others.
  • Equipment for physical tests: viscometer, gloss meter, colorimeter, thickness gauges, particle size gauges, sieves, among others.
  • Mechanical test bench: universal testing machine and structural dynamometer, impact meter, abrasion meter.
  • Equipment for analytical techniques (SEM, FTIR, FTIR – ATR, Micro-ATR; GC, HPLC-MS, DSC, U-IS, TGA, among others).
  • Equipment for characterising the fire resistance performance of materials: SBI, cone calorimeter, smoke opacity and toxicity.

TESTED MATERIALS:

  • Adhesives and sealants.
  • Paints, varnishes and coatings..
  • Waterproofing materials.
  • Wood and wood derivatives.
  • Polymers and composites.
  • Cement, clinker, slag, pozzolans, crude, among others.
  • Aggregates: natural, recycled and steel.
  • Cooked clay.
  • Natural and artificial stone, and tiles.
  • Concrete and mortars.
  • Pre-cast concrete.

Aimed at:

  • Manufacturers of materials: adhesives and sealants, paints, waterproofing materials, wood structures, plastics and composites, ceramics and glass, among others.
  • Manufacturers of construction products, floors, windows, doors and structures, among others.
  • Manufacturers of components for the automotive, naval, electrical and railway sectors, among others.
  • Manufacturers of raw materials.
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Certifications and Accreditations

-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
Laboratory certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 (ENAC certification No. 4/LE063)
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for the construction sector in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE024
-	Acreditación ENAC ILAC para el sector materiales según ISO 17025 con nº expediente 4/LE063,
ENAC ILAC accreditation for acoustics in compliance with ISO 17025, under file No. 4/LE456. Laboratory with certified management system in accordance with standard UNE-EN 9100:2010.
AIRBUS authorized Laboratory for Surface Treatment
AIRBUS authorised Laboratory for surface treatments
Laboratorio autorizado por la ESA (Agencia Espacial Europea) para “SMT Microsectioning” según ECSS-ST-Q-70-38
European Space Agency (ESA) authorised laboratory
NADCAP MTL accreditation for Materials Testing
Nadcap accreditation for chemical processes
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Catálogo de ensayos a materiales y componentes metálicos (EN)

Metallic Materials and Components Testing Brochure

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Catálogo de servicios tecnológicos para materiales de construcción (EN)

Technological Services for Construction Materials Brochure

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