Automotive components and assemblies are subject to performance evaluations according to industry standards and manufacturers
specifications. Properties such as fade resistance, thermal stability, mar and abrasion resistance,
practicality, operation efforts and resistance to deformation are evaluated according to exacting manufacturers
specifications. CMTL conducts an extensive range of tests according to established test methods including: ASTM, SAE, CGSB,
OEM UL & CSA. Compliance testing to a broad range of ASTM, SAE, Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Ford, GM and Chrysler
CMTL has a full range of accelerated weathering chambers. Textiles, paints, inks, plastics, colorants and coatings may be
subjected to outdoor exposure, photo-degradation, fading and photo-chemical reactions and are tested in controlled laboratory
conditions on a repeatable basis. Our Xenon-Arc weatherometers can be programmed to operate in accordance with a variety of
specifications including SAE J2412 & J2527. QUV/Condensation weatherometer methods are also available for test methods
requiring these light sources.
Our Hunter Colorimeter is used to evaluate colour change after weatherometer exposure or for comparison against your master.
Colour measurements are taken according to SAE J1545 or ASTM D2244 and can be reported in CIE L*a*b* or Hunter scales.
Luminous transmittance and yellowness index testing are also performed.
RoHS Compliance Testing
CMTL performs RoHS testing; the aim of the RoHS directive is to restrict certain
dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any
RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd),
Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium,
there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous
materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the
material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. RoHS regulations
require that components must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must
not have been intentionally added to the component. Any business that sells applicable
electronic products, sub-assemblies or components directly to RoHS compliant
countries, or sells to resellers, distributors or integrators that in turn sell products to
compliant countries is impacted if they utilize any of the restricted materials.