By Dr. Cameron Chai
Intertek has announced an extended programme for helping the automotive polymer market that is specifically designed to support the industry, by keeping them in an efficient streamlined business methods, innovation and quality of production.
The company is preparing to participate in the Association of German Engineers (VDI) Annual Plastics in Automotive Engineering Conference 2012.
This VDI 2012 conference will showcase institutional insights and trends of the future automotive polymer materials, focusing highly on lighting technology and associated exterior and interior design. The company has offered a wide range of services that include testing and certification of polymer parts and materials, advisory support on sustainability programs and regulatory needs, safety testing to the engineers, manufacturers, operators and owners of the automotive industry.
The experts of Intertek will be available for discussing the problems like the increased pressure on resources and development from meeting the demand in low timelines to market and customized programs in analysis and physical testing together with pilot moulding plants that were specifically designed to speed up the approval of new materials.
According to Frank Huijnen, Business Line Leader Automotive Materials, the company’s characterization programs for automotive polymer materials have supported the product development works of the clients. The objective of this program is to facilitate shorter production lead times by means of examining raw compounds and materials at early phase of the development method. Understanding the behaviour and characteristics of materials during production has helped customers modernize the development work.