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Energy & Industry Division
Industrial and environmental inspection, vendor inspection, technical assistance, non-destructive testing (NDT) and technical staffing for all type of industries.
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Laboratories Division
Multidisciplinary laboratories.Testing and engineering for product development. Conformity testing and product certification. SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION.
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Automotive Division
Statutory vehicle inspection services and emission & gas testing solutions worldwide.
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IDIADA Division
Design, engineering, testing and homologation services for the automotive industry worldwide.
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Construction materials testing

Characterisation of basic building materials, end products and specific construction solutions in order to assess their performance.
Applus+ Laboratories has an extensive portfolio of testing services related to the characterisation of construction materials and systems. We have ISO/IEC 17025-accredited laboratories and we are a notified body (nº 0370) for type testing with a view to CE marking.

A comprehensive service

  • Materials and product characterisation
  • Definition and implementation of customised testing plans
  • Creation of a testing plan for a particular product or standard
  • Forensic engineering and fault analysis
  • Support in developing new construction products
  • Management of certifications, including CE marking, European Technical Assessment (ETA), etc.

Tested Products

  • Aggregates and natural stone: erosion, absorption, density, hardness, grain size, chemical properties, elasticity, petrography
  • Cement, lime and plaster: chemical composition, setting time, resistance, purity, reactivity, expansion
  • Concrete, additives and admixtures: resistance, dosages, additive and admixture capacities, elasticity, load creep, retraction, expansion, modules, chemical composition
  • Steel, profiles, cables and structures: tensile strength, shear strength, torsional strength, dynamic testing, vibration, corrosion, passivation, forensic damage analysis
  • Natural wood, laminate and chipboard: compression, traction, adhesion, changes in volume, impact, hardness, elastic modulus
  • Masonry components: compression, absorption, dimensions, elasticity, slip resistance, expansion, flex, thermal insulation, fire resistance
  • Windows and partitions: flex resistance, impact, punching shear, thermal and acoustic insulation
  • Railings: Dimensional characteristics, flex, impact
  • Walls and enclosures: user safety, impact, flex, fire resistance, acoustic insulation, window, door and skylight seals
  • Floors and ceilings: flex resistance, impact, fire resistance, slip resistance
  • Boards and panels: Compression, flex, traction, adhesion, dimensions, thermal and acoustic insulation, thermal contrast, reaction to fire, fire resistance
  • Thermal and acoustic insulators: compressibility, water uptake, dimensional stability, conductivity, density, reaction to fire
  • Taps: durability of on/off mechanism, thermostatic, pressure and acoustic testing
  • Adhesives and grouts
  • Sealants
  • Mortars and concrete-repair products
  • Speciality and composite products and materials
Guarantee the structural resistance and durability of construction products with mechanical characterization tests.
Characterize and evaluate all of your product's features to ensure its correct use in the construction site.
Evaluate the behavior of a material when faced with weather cycles and accelerated aging conditions
Determine the heat transfer coefficient of products and the energy efficiency of buildings.
Evaluate the strength, stability and fire insulation of products and materials
Assessing the reaction to fire, flammability and contribution to fire of construction products and other materials found in buildings and transport systems.
Evaluate the acoustic quality of materials and products to reduce the impact of noise.
Meet the requirements applicable to construction products to access the European Union market.
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