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Applus+, the first and only composites laboratory in China accredited by NADCAP

Shanghai’s laboratory will provide services for global manufacturers present in China and for Chinese aeronautical industry.Applus+ already disposes of a network of NADCAP laboratories of non-metallic materials in Illescas and Bellaterra (Spain) and Bremen (Germany)
Barcelona, December 9, 2014. Applus+, a global inspection, testing and certification company, has obtained the NADCAP (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for its testing laboratory of composite materials in Shanghai. It is the first and only laboratory in China with this recognition, key for the aeronautical industry.
Shanghai’s laboratory will enable Applus+ to provide services to aeronautical producers with global interests,  and Chinese production centers as well as to the emerging Chinease aeronautical industry.
The NADCAP accreditation confirms the Company’s technical competence to evaluate the conformity of non-metallic materials (composites). To achieve this recognition, Applus+ has drawn on the experience of its European laboratories after years participating in aeronautical programs. Shanghai’s laboratory has been working for three years in order to provide solutions to manufacturers from several industries.
Global material laboratory network
With the accreditation of Shanghai’s laboratory, Applus+ expands its network of NADCAP laboratories, which until now comprised its facilities at Illescas and Bellaterra (Spain) and Bremen (Germany).
Illescas’ materials laboratory (Toledo, Spain) specialises in the quality control of aeronautical components fabricated with composite materials. This centre is located amongst the core European aeronautical clusters for aeronautical composites and mainly works for Airbus and its direct suppliers.
Bremen’s materials laboratory (Germany) is NADCAP-accredited for both composite and metallic materials. It’s located in Bremen’s aeronautical cluster, where it servesthe main aeronautical-component factories in the North of Germany.
Bellaterra’s materials laboratory (Barcelona, Spain) is also NADCAP-approved for both metallic and non-metallic materials and gives support to Applus+’s laboratory for aerostructures in Bellaterra, one of the world's leading laboratories in mechanical testing for large components.
Applus+, a global company in testing, inspection and certification
Applus+ is one of the world’s leading companies in Testing, Inspection and Certification. We provide solutions for clients in all types of sectors, ensuring that their assets and products comply with quality, health & safety, and environmental standards and regulations. 
Applus+ achieved a turnover of €1,619 million in 2014, employs +20,000 people and operates in more than 70 countries.
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