Mechanical & Analytical Testing Laboratory of Epoxy division accredited by Germanischer Lloyd (GL)

July 2, 2012
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Epoxy division -  Application development centre (ADC) mechanical and analytical testing laboratory has been accredited by Germanischer Lloyd (GL).  The accreditation is 1st of its kind in Asia (tests can be conducted without presence of GL representative) and the recognition brings ADC in the pool of top testing laboratories for composite materials.  As part of the accreditation process the ADC testing facilities were audited by the GL representative on the 26-27th Apr. 12 for high standards of testing expertise and professional competency. The ADC team had been working for the last one and half year with GL to meet the standards and comply with the requirements for accreditation. Approval from GL is mandatory for qualifying materials use in Wind turbine blades and the GL accreditation allows certification testing to be carried out in-house avoiding the need to subcontract the work to other approved test houses. Epotec Epoxy resins has rich portfolio of products for wind energy applications and the accreditation will enable to expedite approval of new products as well as existing products with potential customers.   About Germanischer Lloyd (GL): GL is a global certifying agency with its head office in Hamburg, Germany and works in three major businesses: ship classification, oil & gas and renewables. In case of the wind energy , a blade manufacturer has to certify the wind turbine blades made by GL prior to their installation and hence as part of the GL protocol any material used in making the blade also needs to be certified by GL.