In summer 2019, Bada Hispanaplast expanded its facilities by adding a new laboratory room at its Huesca plant. This laboratory is mainly focused on tests in which there are volatile elements or fumes, such as the analysis of fire-retardant materials, whose demand has been increased in recent years. For this, the laboratory has:
- Extractable test to determine the amount of plasticizer (according to internal methodology)
- Calcination test according to UNE-EN ISO 3451 using a muffle
- Glow wire test, both GWFI and GWIT, according to DIN EN 60695-2-12
- Flammability test according to UL-94 (UNE-EN 60695-11-10)
For this last test, the novelty is the incorporation of a semi-automatic combustion chamber for flammability tests, according to UL94 standards, to avoid the minimum human interference in the measurement process, avoiding human errors, deviations and thus increasing reliability and repeatability in accordance with current regulations.