Laboratory tests to verify materials’ conformity with the major reference standards

IMQ’s laboratories cover a wide range of tests on materials in accordance with the major standards in use. By analysing the mechanical behaviour of samples and evaluating the chemical characteristics of materials we can provide a comprehensive picture of the quality of the materials and their conformity to specifications.

  • Ball pressure test IEC 60695-10-2
  • Determination of Proof Tracking Index (PTI) and Comparative tracking Index (CTI) IEC 60112
  • Bending test ISO 178
  • Instrumented impact test (CHARPY) ISO 179
  • Tensile test IEC 60811
  • Infra-red spectrometric examination ISO 4650
  • Thermogravimetric analysis IEC 60811-4-1
  • Determination of the toxicity index of gases CEI 20-377

Flammability testing of materials

  • 500 W flame test IEC 60695-11-20
  • 50 W vertical and horizontal flame test IEC 60695-11-10
  • Needle flame test IEC 60695-2-2; IEC 60695-11-5
  • Glow-wire test IEC 60695-2-10, IEC 60695-2-11
  • Glow-wire flammability index (GWFI) test IEC 60695-2-12
  • Vertical flame propagation test IEC 60695-11-2; IEC 60332-1-1, IEC 60332-1-2
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