IANZ, the national New Zealand authority for the accreditation of testing and calibration laboratories, promotes the development and maintenance of good practice in testing and inspection.

The SP-High Modulus laboratory was assessed to the ISO standard 17025:2005 and was found to be competent in the field of mechanical testing for applications including strength and stiffness testing of hull sandwich laminates, ultimate bearing strength for wind blades and sailing yacht masts, and stiffness of filament wound industrial pipes. 

According to Susan Lake, Head of Technical Services at SP-High Modulus: “It is a further boost to the company that following Gurit’s recent acquisition of High-Modulus, the New Zealand-based Technical Services team can now benefit from wider technical expertise within the marine business of Gurit. We now provide customers in New Zealand and Australasia with an even greater range of testing services and access to more specialist technical know-how.”

To maintain the standard and accreditation, SP-High Modulus will be undertaking regular internal and documented audits which will be made available for review by IANZ, will participate in inter-laboratory testing programmes and have an annual assessment by an IANZ Accreditation Assessor.