LONDON, UK – November 12, 2020 – Element Materials Technology (Element) has increased its ISO 17025 scope for coatings testing at its Amsterdam, Netherlands laboratory.
The new, annual accreditation covers Norsok M501, ISO 21809, EN 12068 and ISO 12944 among other industry standards, and follows an increased demand for accredited testing, which also allows for entrance to new markets. The accreditation will cover the Amsterdam laboratory’s key coatings tests, including artificial weathering, such as UV, salt spray, and thermal ageing; cathodic disbondment testing; dry film thickness; and mechanical tests such as adhesion, flexibility, peel-strength, and impact.
Michiel Graswinckel, VP Energy & Environmental, Europe, at Element, said: “The ISO 17025 accreditation demonstrates that we are capable of delivering correct and consistent results in line with our thorough technical procedures.
“The Amsterdam laboratory has provided coatings testing since 2013 and has since evolved to offer a more technically comprehensive service with an increasing focus on the energy sector. This accreditation opens up our offering to an even wider section of this market, including new European regions like Germany, and strengthens our position as a leader in the energy industry.”
With a global reach of coatings laboratories in Europe, the UK, USA and Asia, Element provides a comprehensive range of coatings testing services to the energy, aerospace, defense and transportation sectors. The combination of high-capacity laboratories and advanced technical knowledge allows Element to replicate difficult operating environments in accordance with all of the applicable local, national, regional and international standards, including subsea, marine, ageing, chemical, offshore and onshore applications.
The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of materials, products and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s team of more than 6,000 expert scientists, engineers and technicians operate from around 200 locations across five continents, delivering an extensive range of solutions to customers in critical industries including aerospace, connected technologies, construction, defense, energy, environmental, life sciences and transportation.
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“This accreditation opens up our offering to an even wider section of this market, including new European regions like Germany, and strengthens our position as a leader in the energy industry.”
VP Energy & Environmental europe