SAERTEX adds that the staff, facility and procedures are now approved to the rules of the GL regulations for the testing of fibre reinforced plastics.

CTO Dietmar Möcke said: “We are proud to announce that we are now fully GL accredited for the testing of nonmetallic materials. Our staff has done a hard and extraordinary good job in the last few months before the final GL audit to get the certificate.”

GL mentioned that the quality of the test laminates and the production of the laminates has set a new benchmark.

SAERTEX adds that it now has the option to create and produce non crimp multiaxila fabrics (NCF) based on its customers’ requirements and to test these textiles in its own laboratory. The company adds that this will allow customers the option of getting fast and reliable test results from a single source.

The tests available are not restricted to mechanical testing such as tension, bending and ILSS. It is also possible to get fatigue test results, fibre-resin content measurements and data for the drape ability of the NCFs. Shear-and compression testing will be available from the start of 2014.