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Environmental Simulation (Plastics & Metals | Automotive Testing | Weathering & Hot Light Aging (Xenon Test), Flammability, Corrosion, Permeability)

[Umweltsimulation und Beständigkeit (Kunststoffe & Metalle | Automotive Testing | Bewitterung & Heißlichtalterung (Xenontest), Brennverhalten, Korrosion, Durchlässigkeit)]

EPTIS factsheet 521166 | Last revision 2019-03-27 | URL: https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts521166 https://www.eptis.bam.de/pts521166

PT provider
PT provider DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid
Based in Germany
Language(s) English | German
Remarks The DIR | Deutsches Institut für Ringversuche (German institute for interlaboratory tests) is part of the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid. Over the past 30 years, the Kunststoff-Institut Lüdenscheid has earned an international reputation as one of the leading institutions in the field of plastics in Europe. With more than 15 years of experience in organising interlaboratory tests, we are also one of the established providers in this field. Further information about the DIR | Deutsches Institut für Ringversuche and our services can be retrieved from our website where you can also register to participate: https://dir-kimw.de/en/ We are glad to assist in any questions that might arise.
Product groups Coating and surface treatment
Testing fields Environmental conditions
Fire behaviour
Materials evaluation
Technical details
Test item Tested property Testing method
Foams Flammability and burning behaviour (foams) DBL 5307; FMVSS 302
Thermoplastics Colour fastness and ageing against artificial light at high temperatures ISO 105-B06:1998-11; VDA 75202
Ageing in solar simulation systems (D-IN1-T) DIN 75220:1992-11
Ageing in sun simulation systems (Z-OUT) DIN 75220:1992-11
Lightfastness - Irradiation or weathering in devices ISO 4892-2:2013-03
Exposure of non-metallic materials ASTM G155:2013
Flammability and burning behaviour (thermoplastics) DIN 75200:1980-09; FMVSS 302:2017-10; ISO 3795:1989-10
Burning behaviour UL 94 (HB):2013-03-28
UL 94 (VB):2013-03-28
Fire hazard - glow wire test DIN EN 60695-2-13:2015-01
Foils Water vapour permeability ISO 15106-3:2003-01
Oxygen permeability ISO 15105-2:2003-02
Nonwovens and fabrics Light fastness ISO 105-B02:2014-09
ISO 105-B04:1994-11
Flammability and burning behaviour (textiles) FMVSS 302
Flammability and burning behaviour (leather) DBL 5307; FMVSS 302
Environmental stress cracking DIN EN 14576:2005-07
stress crack resistance ASTM D5397:2007
Coatings and surfaces Corrosion test | Salt spray test | Scribing delamination, Scribe corrosion , Evaluation of the of bubble content ISO 9227:2017-03
Multistep impact test DBL 5416; ISO 20567-1:2017-01
Steam jet test DBL 5416; ISO 16925-B:2014-02
Aluminium corrosion (Filiform & CASS) DBL 7381.30
Nonwovens and fabrics Fastness to washing at 60 °C ISO 105-C06/C2S:2010-03
Fastness to washing ISO 105-C08:2010-03
Fastness to dry cleaning ISO 105-D01:2010-05
Fastness to water ISO 105-E01:2013-03
Fastness to perspiration ISO 105-E04:2013-03
Colour fastness to rubbing Crockmeter ISO 105-X12:2016-06
Wires and cables Load application to the insulation (abrasion and notch resistance) LV 112-1:2014-04
Impact test at low temperature (- 15°C) VW 60306-1:2018-09
Short term ageing LV 122-1:2015-05
Sheathed cables for motor vehicles (Bending force; Long-term ageing; Winding test at low temperature) LV 212-1:2015-01
Flame retardancy ISO 6722:2010-11
Compostable plastics (differnet types) Characterisation of compostability EN 14995:2006
Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities ASTM D 6400:2012
Aims of the PT scheme
Target group of participants Any interested group is welcome to participate.
Linked to specific legislation / standards
Additional, subsidiary aims
Number of participants Depending of the method, between 20 - 10
Accredited or otherwise reviewed by a 3rd party

Accredited by DAkkS on the basis of ISO/IEC 17043:2010 for part of the parameters

Operation is commissioned / requested by
Fees and frequency
Participation fee Starting at 280€ | Prices and details can be obtained from our website https://dir-kimw.de/en/
Regularly operated Yes (Yearly)
Year of first operation 2012
Contact details of the PT provider
Provider Contact person
DIR (German Institut of Interlaboratory Testing) @ Kunststoff- Institut Lüdenscheid
Karolinenstr. 8
58507 Lüdenscheid

Phone: +49 2351 1064-801
Fax: +49 2351 1064-190
Web: https://dir-kimw.de/en/ https://dir-kimw.de/en/
Christian Ueing
Phone: +49 2351 1064-167
Fax: +49 2351 1064-190
Email: ueing@dir-kimw.de ueing@dir-kimw.de
If you find any mistakes please contact the responsible EPTIS coordinator in Germany, Mr Johannes van de Kreeke. Mr Johannes van de Kreeke.
Any questions or problems? Please contact us at eptis@bam.de.
Application version: 1.23-SNAPSHOT.20230502124635-7925ae379a631fc1ececff45d2921c8db38877d5