Automotive

Suppliers to the automotive industry are confronted with long lists of stringent performance requirements.


The Centre for Textile Science and Engineering can serve them with a multitude of tests.

Questions? Contact Johanna Louwagie

Below is only a limited list of possible tests:

GME

abrasion- shopper GME 60 345
Stain test GME 60 304
Flame propagation GME 60 261
Weight per unit area GME 60301
Thickness GME 60303
Dimensional stability GME 60 202
Temperature stability GMI 60307
Light fastness GME 60 292
Rubbing fastness GM 2751M, GM9515P, GM9911P, HN0245
Tensile strength GME 60 325
Pressure test after condensation GME 60 342
Bond strength of dielectrically produced welding seams GME 60347
Fogging GME 60 326
Smell test GME 60 276
Fogging characteristics of trim materials GME 60326

Nissan

Abrasion NES M7105
flammability of interior materials  (per climate condition) M0094
tenacity (dry and wet) NES M 0076 §12
tear strength (dry and wet) NES M 0076 §12
Strength NES M7105
Tear Strength NES M7105
Test methods for automitive carpet M0076
Chemical resistance M0133
Floor mat for automobiles M7105
Thermal cycle testing for plastic parts M0132
Fogging NES M0161

Peugeot - Renault

Wear test with tetrapod (per 300000 t) D44 1237
abrasion resistance (lhomargy) ME 1064, D44 1064
abrasion resistance (lhomargy) D44 1074
Abrasion - Taber (per 2000t) D24 3098
Stain test ME 1005
Floor carpets - tendency to soiling D47 1725
Flame propagation test (per test) D45 1333
weight per unit area ME 1012
Threat counting ME 1014
Pile thickness ME 1296
thickness and compressability ME 1195
yarn count D45 1066
thickness (per layer) D45 1013
Dimensional stability ME 1140
Dimensional stability ME 1309
heat behavior in a non-radiating dry oven ME 1234
dimensional variations ans appearance changes to heat D45 1139
Colourfastness in water D47 1020
Colourfastness in sea water D47 1021
colourfastness to rubbing D45 1010, ME 1010
Colourfastness to perspitation D47 1022
colour fastness using xenotest ME 1122
colour fastness to rubbing D45 1010
Textiles - water and other staining D47 1005
dust and other staining D49 1653
colourfastness to light D47 5252
colourfastness to light (max. 3 colours) D47 1431
Colour fastness to perspiration D47 1022
colour fastness using xenotest TSL3600G - 7.15.3 - 7.16
Tensile strength D41 1029
Impact strength D42 1235
HF welded heel protection pad (per test) ME 1033
Bursting strength ME 1097
Tear strength ME 1126
Delamination ME 1157
strength plastic foil D41 1009
Fixation systems - tearing resistance D41 1368
Pulling of the loops ME 1259
peeling D41 1015
Threads - tensile strength D41 1142
Threads twist D41 1280
tear force (diabolo) D41 1286
seam strength (strength only) D41 1588
Elongation at low load and remaining deformation D45 1124
flexibility of a loop D45 1030
Textiles strength of the seam to fraying D41 1127
Rubbing test D41 1791
Stiffness ME 1301
Suppleness D45 1348
volatility of additives one a single surface D41 1601
Interior trim materials and passenger compartiment parts - fogging D45 1727
resistance to micro-organisms ME 1217
assessment of odour strength D10 5517
brittleness in cold conditions D42 1008
water permeability D45 1131
suppleness D45 1301
resistance to micro-organisms D47 1217
water permeability D45 1131
Ash rate D10 1145

SAE

TABER (per 2000 cycli) J365, J948,J1530
Flammability (per climate condition) J369
Fogging J1756
Cold resistance SAE J 323 method A

Volvo

Abrasion resistance, tetrapod walker drum test STD 423-0031
Flammability of interior materials   (per climate condition) STD 5031, 19
Assessment of the ignitability STD 1027, 5531
flammability fmvss (new or after ageing) VCS 5031,19
Light fastness 60 C STD 1026, 8243
Colour fastness to rubbing - Rubber, plastics and textiles STD 1026, 8432
Colour fastness to rubbing VCS 1026, 84329
Colour fastness to  light at 75 C (per hour, per 3 samples) VCS 1027, 359
resistance to stain remover TR 2081 6246 §5.15; TR 31829462 §5.14
Determination of colour in colour-matching booth STD 1026, 5172
Grey scale - Determination of changes in colour (per colour) STD 1026, 8201
Gloss - paints and enamels STD 1026, 5272
Determination of formaldehyde emission from components in vehicle interiors - organic materials STD 1027, 2713
Interlaminar strength STD 1024, 28519
Tearing strength - Textiles (per test) STD 1024, 37219
Interlaminar strength VCS 1024, 28519
Tearing strength (per test) VCS 1024, 37219
Fogging  (per cycle) STD 1027, 2711
Odour of trim materials in vehicles - Organic materials STD 1027, 2712
Fogging VCS 1027, 2719
fogging STD 1082
Formaldehyde 1027, 2739
Odour 1027, 2729
climate cycling 31810126.010 §5.3
short term heat resistance 31810126.010 §5.6
bending in cold conditions TR 31829462 §5.13

Volkswagen

Textiles, carpets - wear resistance PV 3908
Exposure test (per period) PV 1303
Determination of formaldehyde PV 3925
Ford
Bearding and frosting test for automotive carpets BN 108-09
TABER abrasion (per 2000 cycli) BN 108-02, BN 108-04
Shrinkage test for textiles and artificial leathers BN 105-01/SAE J 883-150
Dimensional stability of textile trim materials BN 105-03
Resistance to perspiration and water spotting AN 101-01
Crocking rubbing test BN 107-01
Crocking -evaluation BN 107-02
evaluation after xenon test BN 117-03
Staining test BP 153-01
Colour matching with artificial light BI 109-01
Horizontal, vertical and shear strength of throw-in-mat clip SH 0086
Shear strength of throw-in mat grommet or hole elongation SH 0087
Bond strength of bonded  trim assemblies BN 113-01
tuft bind ASTM D 1335 (2005)
Cold Bending Stiffness SH0033
Cold Bending Stiffness pretreatment SH0033
Temperature range of throw-in-mats SH 0033
Paint adhesion test BI 106-01
odour test BO 131-01

Toyota

Abrasion TSL3600G - 7.5.1
Abrasion TSL3600G - 7.5.2
flammability (on new material) TSL3600G - 7.10, TSM0500G
flammability (after 336h at 70°C) TSL3600G - 7.10, TSM0500G
Weight per unit area TSL3600G - 7.1
Dimensional stability TSL3600G - 7.6
Length change after heating TSL3600G - 7.9
colourfastness to rubbing TSL3600G - 7.13.2
Thickness TSL3600G - 7.2
Tensile strength TSL3600G - 7.3
Tear Strength TSL3600G - 7.4
Strength after heating TSL3600G - 7.8
Bending Stiffness TSL3600G - 7.7
Fogging TSL3600G - 7.11, TSM0503G
odour TSL3600G - 7.12, TSM0505G