Enthone ASCL Engineer monitors A2LA accredited tests.
Enthone ASCL Engineer monitors A2LA accredited tests.

The Enthone Automotive Science Corrosion Lab, or ASCL, was recently approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) in the field of Mechanical testing. The ASCL, located at Enthone’s global headquarters in West Haven, Conn., is now accredited to ISO/IEC 17025:2005.

The A2LA accreditation makes Enthone’s ASCL one of an elite group of laboratories in North America to have earned such a designation. In addition, the achievement reinforces Enthone’s analytical capabilities in support of the company’s customer-driven research and product development activities.

Specifically, the Enthone ASCL is accredited to perform the following tests on metals, plastics and other metallized substrates, including such applications as fasteners, bolts, chains, connectors and wheels:

  • Neutral Salt Spray 
  • Copper Accelerated Salt Spray 
  • Corrodkote 
  • Cyclic Corrosion Testing 
  • Humidity Testing 
  • Thermal Cycle 
  • STEP & Coating Thickness

“Accreditation of these important testing procedures at Enthone’s Automotive Science Corrosion Lab validates the excellence the Lab exhibits on a daily basis,” said Terrence Copeland, Enthone Vice President, Americas. “With this accreditation, Enthone can provide our customers and their customers with even greater confidence in the performance of Enthone products and processes.”


Enthone Inc. is a business of Cookson Electronics. The company is a global and leading supplier of high performance specialty chemicals and coatings. Enthone manufactures, markets and distributes its functional, decorative, and electronic processes that are used in printed wiring board, semiconductor, photovoltaic, automotive, energy, aerospace, jewelry, and plumbing applications.