Materials in vehicles

SP's working expertise areas for materials technology for vehicles lie particularly in metallic materials (strength and fatigue), polymer materials (plastics and rubber), vehicle paints and other surface treatments, and in adhesives. New legal requirements, coupled with the rapid rate of technical developments, mean that materials technology is becoming an increasingly important working area for the automotive industry.  How, for example, are materials affected by new fuels?  Another working area is that of lighter designs.  SP works closely with industry in conducting research into areas such as renewable materials, self-cleaning paints etc.

Rubber testing

We can perform all common tests and analyses on rubber materials and products as well as customized tests for special areas.Read more...

Wires, cables and harness components

SP have a lot of experience from testing of cables and harness products. Our well equipped laboratories offer a lot of opportunities for testing of durability, mechanical, thermal and chemical properties.Read more...

Corrosion testing

We assess the corrosion resistance ability of products.Read more...

Hoses

We perform tests on all types of hoses for any purpose, such as testing and certification of fire hoses. Testing under manufacturers' own technical provisions of the hoses in vehicles, industrial processes, etc.Read more...

Plastic fuel tanks

Plastic fuel tanks are becoming increasingly common as a replacement for metal fuel tanks in cars.Read more...

Vehicle seats and seat belt anchorages

Crash safety of vehicles is taken for granted today, as is a good work environment in goods vehicle, buses and contractors' vehicles.Read more...
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