From our laboratories in South Marston Park, Swindon, Wiltshire close to Honda Manufactudturing UK, we offer a comprehensive range of testing procedures and are committed to providing a competitive yet high quality service not only to provide data, but to assist in research and development programmes where required.
AWL can provide our clients with the data they need to make informed material performance decisions.
UV exposure and weathering can cause damage to metals, coatings, plastics, fabrics and other materials. It can also cause ink fading, brittleness, cracking, peeling and reduce tensile strength. AWL can perform a range of accelerated weathering tests to determine whether your product will withstand the elements.
Our corrosion testing facilities consist of cyclic corrosion, salt spray and climatic chambers to establish or validate the performance of a vast range of materials and barrier coatings on metals or polymeric materials. The lead in corrosion testing, particularly cyclic has been driven by the automotive sector in recent years and AWL Ltd are in constant demand for this service for a wide variety of suppliers of parts for car manufacturers including painters, platers and electro-coating plants for subframe, suspension and other underbody parts.
Number Plate Testing
Our number plate testing is based around the current British Standard BS AU 145d. This standard is due to be revised. Tests include photometric, colorimetric and retro-reflection properties. UV aging from sunlight and weathering. Resistance to bending, impact and salt spray. Thermal resistance to distortion during extremes of temperature and resistance to vibration and shock.