Element provides automotive glass testing services to help you ensure your product complies with relevant regulations and the highest safety standards, giving you the certainty you need to get your products to market.

We test glazing materials used in motor vehicles against the requirements of ANSI Z26.1, the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 205 (FMVSS 205), ECE R43 and other standards recognized by the US Department of Transportation (DOT). Our tests help reduce injuries when glazing material is broken, help protect the vehicle's structure and occupants when involved in collisions, and ensure that vehicle windows have a necessary degree of transparency for driver visibility.  Our goal is to ensure that the glazing materials you are utilizing sustain the different forms of strain that a vehicle encounters in its lifetime. 

The Element advantage

Operating in modern test facilities, Element's experts provide automotive glass testing services to clients in the automotive, railway, military and marine industries, delivering data on time and first-time-right. 

With laboratories throughout the United States and Europe, we offer a full spectrum of materials and product qualification testing services to address all of your testing needs related to automotive and transportation applications – from initial R&D on materials to servo-hydraulic testing on systems and components, vehicle dynamics, real-time simulations, road load data acquisition, through to full vehicle durability.
 
To learn more about our automotive glass testing, or to speak with one of our experts, contact us today.

Tests we perform

  • Abrasion resistance
  • Bake test
  • Boil test
  • Chemical resistance
  • Deviation and distortion
  • Egress test
  • Flammability
  • Flexibility
  • Fracture
  • Humidity
  • Impact
  • Light stability
  • Luminous transmittance
  • Penetration resistance
  • Temperature change
  • Weathering

Our team of over 5,000 Engaged Experts in North America, Europe, The Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa are ready to help you.