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Element Expands Environmental Testing in U.S. Pacific Northwest

Element Materials Technology continues to demonstrate its position as a leading provider of Aerospace and Defense product qualification testing (PQT) services with the expansion of its environmental testing capabilities at its Denver, Colorado location.

Its investment in a new thermal vacuum chamber complements existing thermal testing and bake out capabilities, underlining Element’s ability to deliver technical expertise with market-leading operational performance which is critical to these sectors.

The new capability allows clients to test to extreme temperatures and pressures, from cryogenic temperatures to 150 degrees C, and pressures of up to 1 X 10-7 Torr. This includes both product qualification testing (PQT) of components and a range of materials testing (MT) services, including sterilization/decontamination for space applications.

Rick Sluiters, Element’s Executive Vice President, Aerospace, comments: “There is significant demand within the local Aerospace market for more extreme testing capabilities.

Following this investment, we now have a fully comprehensive set of capabilities in environmental testing demonstrating our commitment to the Aerospace and Defense supply chain.

Element’s technical expertise is such that very few organizations are able to provide this type of service, with the requisite level of quality control and project management demanded in the sector.”

Element’s Pacific Northwest locations provide a full range of environmental testing capabilities to RTCA DO-160, MIL-STD 810 and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 standards, as well as holding a number of Aerospace Prime and supply chain approvals.

About Element

Element is a company with a global presence; its laboratories are staffed by experts specializing in materials testing, product qualification testing and failure analysis for the Aerospace, Oil & Gas and Transportation and Industrials sectors. Element’s team of 2,000 scientists, engineers and technicians work in 61 laboratories located throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia. For a complete list of Accreditations & Approvals and more information, please visit


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