LONDON, UK – August 6, 2021 - Element Materials Technology (Element) has expanded its UK coatings testing capabilities at its Edinburgh facility with an extension to the UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation scope. 

After a recent investment in expanding its testing capacity, Element’s UKAS accreditation covers ISO 12944 parts 6 & 9, among other industry standards, and complements existing capabilities at Element’s centre of excellence for coatings in Amsterdam. Customers in the UK and across Europe now have access to additional capacity within Element’s European coatings business, covering accelerated weathering testing, exposure testing and mechanical testing.

Element’s coatings business covers a diverse range of capabilities, including mechanical and pipeline testing; material degradation testing; failure analysis; linings testing for petrochemicals; and niche testing for high temperature and high pressure environments.

Matt Hopkinson, EVP for EMEAA at Element, said: “The ISO 17025 accreditation extension for coatings at our Edinburgh laboratory demonstrates our capability in delivering highly technical and consistent results for our customers in line with the exacting requirements and standards used by the coatings manufacturers for the different industries they serve.

“When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. The expansion of our coatings services into our Edinburgh laboratory reflects Element’s commitment to providing our customers with a diverse range of capabilities, the latest testing innovations, and providing capacity and efficiency that improves their route to end use.”

With coatings laboratories in Europe, UK, USA, Middle East and Asia, Element can meet the requirements for key industry coating test standards including: Norsok M-501; ISO 12944 parts 6 and 9; and ISO 21809 parts 1, 2 and 3, creating a stronger, more unified global reach. The combination of high-capacity laboratories and advanced technical knowledge allows Element to replicate difficult operating environments in accordance with all of the applicable local, national, regional and international standards, including ageing, chemical, marine, offshore, onshore and subsea applications.

About Element

The Element Materials Technology Group is one of the world’s leading global providers of testing, inspection and certification services for a diverse range of products, materials and technologies in advanced industrial supply chains where failure in use is not an option. Headquartered in London, UK, Element’s scientists, engineers and technologists, working in our global network of over 200 laboratories, support customers from early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production ensuring their products are safe, sustainable and achieve market access.

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