Whether it’s determining specific properties, testing conformity to specifications or comparing performance under conditions relevant to product end-use, our foam experts perform bespoke testing to help you understand the limits of foam materials and optimise product design.
There is an abundance of foam materials on the market, and each one has properties better suited for its specific end-use – be it energy absorption, comfort enhancement or component protection, amongst others.
From highly flexible elastomeric foams to exotic, crushable varieties made of more rigid materials and all those in between, having foams tested is a crucial step in product design to ensure you select the right material for its intended application. Use the right foam and you will optimise the product’s lifespan and functionality while meeting client specifications and regulatory requirements.
Whichever the specific end-use your foam is required for, we offer a comprehensive testing service tailored to those needs. We have a long track record in industries spanning from automotive and aerospace to household and consumer goods, so we understand the requirements of our customers and optimise our service accordingly.
Working from a network of state-of-the-art laboratories across Europe, North America and Asia, our foam testing experts bring a high level of precision to their material characterization services, evaluating aspects such as:
We test a vast array of foam materials, all under the main ISO and ASTM standards, as well as DIN, EN and UNE. The exact standards to which our tests adhere include, but aren’t limited to:
Our material testing experts in our US-based lab, Applus+ DatapointLabs, operate through an intuitive e-commerce platform called TestCart, where we offer an extensive array of individual tests as well as 179 TestPaks, each with a standard 5-day turnaround.
We also offer software solutions for managing all of the material data, like Matereality, which helps companies build easily accessible data collections to accurately represent the properties of their materials.