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PHYSICAL/MECHANICAL TESTS

Pruebas Fisico Mecánicas - Ciatec

CERTIFICATE UNDER ISO 9001: 2015 STANDARD

Accredited by the Mexican Accreditation Entity, A.C. (EMA), which recognizes the technical competence and the reliability of the results of tests carried out by CIATEC under the norm NMX-EC-17025-IMNC-2006 "General requirements for the competence of the testing and calibration laboratories" in :

BRANCHACREDITATION NUMBER
Metal-mechanicalMM-007-076/11 effective as of2011-11-17

WE OFFER SERVICES IN:

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AIRBAG TESTING

With the country´s best infrastructure we guarantee excellence and quality to the automotive industry, contributing to cost and time reduction  that involves to the assemblers of the region to carry out these tests abroad.

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TESTING OF AUTOMOTIVE PARTS

CIATEC has the recognition and approval of important assemblers in the region, as a reliable laboratory for the application of its test methods for automotive parts including:

  • Carpets
  • Insulating felts
  • Styrofoam fillers
  • Spacers
  • Packing and seals for doors and mechanical joints
  • Mirrors
  • Mats
  • Self-adhesive labels
  • Chassis coatings
  • Protectors


We have more than 250 pieces of measurement equipment and instruments, among them are:

Universal Machines (Dynamometers) with capacity from 5N up to 100kN

  • Xenon arc chambers
  • Ultraviolet light chamber
  • Ozone generating chamber
  • Thermal cycling chamber with control from -30 C to 90 C / 70 C with 95% RH
  • Vertical and horizontal flammability chambers
  • Atomic emission (ICP), infrared (FTIR) and UV / VIS spectrophotometers
  • Gas chromatographs for Head Space
  • Abrasimeters, durometers, impactometers
  • Equipment for electrical conductivity and insulation testing

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TESTS TO POLYMERS (RUBBER, PLASTICS AND PLASTIC FILMS)

Evaluation of the properties of rubber and plastic materials through tests of:

  • Vulcanization reometry
  • Shore hardness
  • Tensile properties (tensile strength, elongation, modules, fatigue, compression)
  • IZOD impact resistance
  • Resistance to chemical products
  • Oxo- and photodegradation

Weathering for the evaluation of color changes and mechanical properties due to oxidation effects:


  • Xenon arc light
  • Ultraviolet light
  • Ozone
  • Thermal stress (from -40 °C to + 90 °C with intermediate humidity control)
  • Climatic chambers
  • Physical-chemical characterization:
  • Chemical composition
  • Temperature behavior by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
  • Chemical characterization by instrumental techniques (TGA, GC, MSD).

Full list of Polymer testing

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PAPER AND CARDBOARD TESTS

Under the TAPPI, ASTM and NMX standards we offer the following tests:

  • Sizing
  • Weight
  • Type of flute
  • Ink proofs
  • Mullen (resistance to bursting)
  • BCT (Box compression test)
  • ECT (Transversal compression resistance)
  • Determination of tensile properties
  • Color (Spectrophotometry and Pantone)

Full List of tests for paper and cardboard


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LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR TESTS

More than 500 tests are available to evaluate the quality, comfort, and performance of the raw materials and finished products including:

  • Women’s shoes
  • Men's shoes
  • College footwear
  • Children's shoes
  • Sports shoes
  • Protective footwear
  • Cowboy boots
  • Leather goods
  • Clothing


Full list of Leather and shoe testing


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CLOTHING AND TEXTILE TESTS

State-of-the-art technology for the identification of fibers and ligaments and for the evaluation of the performance of textile products including:

  • All types of textiles
  • Working clothes under the referential standards of PEMEX, CFE, IMSS and other government organizations.
  • Whites (curtains, towels, tablecloths, blankets, pillows, rugs, among others).
  • Textiles for footwear
  • Yarns and dyes for textiles

Full List of tests for clothing and textiles

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PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT TESTING

We offer testing under the NOM, NMX, NRF, ISO and ASTM standards for personal safety equipment including:

  • Helmets
  • Footwear
  • Gloves
  • Working garments

Full list of personal protection equipment testing

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TAPESTRY TESTS

We offer tests of:

  • Leather
  • Textiles
  • Foam

Full List of tapestry tests

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X-RAY INSPECTION FOR SHOES

We have the only X-ray inspection unit in Mexico specialized for the detection of unwanted metallic elements, such as: nails, staples and needles that are found outside of their designated locations. This equipment can also detect fissures and bubbles that reduce the durability of the product.

Contacto - CIATEC

CONTACT

María del Rosario Hernández Salcedo / Luis Geovanni Espitia Pantoja

mrhernandez@ciatec.mx / lab.automotriz@ciatec.mx

Phone. (477) 710 00 11, ext. 14220 y 14214

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