Independent Composite Testing Laboratory

4Ward Testing is an independent testing laboratory specialising in the testing and analysis of composites, laminates, GRP, resins, film and adhesives. We work for a range of Industries including, Automotive & Aerospace, Marine, Defence, Medical, Industrial and Consumer.

All 4ward Testing programmes are reliable and cost-effective, whether you are looking at quality processes, safety, compliance or performance. Our comprehensive testing includes:

  • Fast effective test scheduling and preparation of reports
  • Customisation of our test rigs to accommodate unusual materials
  • Continual monitoring and feedback to ensure programme conclusion
  • Certification to a range of National and Internationally recognised Test Standards
  • Post-test evaluation of physical properties, test results and durability testing
  • 3rd Party independent testing for authority and validity of your product reports

 

4ward Testing offers characterisation services including; Physical and Mechanical Testing, Chemical Resistance testing as well as Environmental ageing. Typical tests include: Tensile, flexural strength, hardness, ashing, density, shear and compression.

 

4ward Testing Environmental Testing Programmes are conducted in our Laboratory in West Sussex UK, using:

  • Xenon Arc to Industry Standards
  • QUV exposure with scalable condensation & heat
  • Fully equipped environmental chambers ranging from -74°C to 100°C, 0-100% RH
  • Ovens up to 350°C
  • Salt Spray for monitoring corrosion of coatings, membranes, adhesion to metal Etc
 
UKAS Testing Laboratory
No 0307, Notified Body No 2538, ISO 17025 Accredited
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Reviews From Our Happy Clients
The testing that 4ward carried out was of a high standard, met deadlines and targets that were necessary and we were kept involved with regular updates as the testing progressed.The support and guidance that 4ward offered to us as an individual company and via their input to BASA was greatly received and helped the industry increase it’s knowledge of what is still a confusing issue.I'm sure that that the issue of CE Marking will continue to evolve and encompass more products, but it is our intention to continue to use 4ward for our CE Marking requirements whether for new product...

Adshead Ratcliffe and Co Ltd

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Reviews From Our Happy Clients
We asked 4 Ward Testing to carry out testing on a construction industry material that was not easy to handle , to help us achieve CE Marking approval . The organisation did this without complaint and along with the after service care , we are pleased to use them again for future testing and projects.

Chase Protective Coatings Ltd

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