A2LA Accredited lab
SCHAP lab services, Laboratory accreditation bodies use the ISO/IEC 17025 standard specifically to assess factors relevant to a laboratory’s ability to produce precise, accurate test and calibration data; including:
- technical competence of staff
- validity and appropriateness of test methods
- traceability of measurements and calibrations to national standards
- suitability, calibration and maintenance of test equipment
- testing environment
- sampling, handling and transportation of test item
- quality assurance of test and calibration data
Why A2LA Accreditation Matters?
A2LA accreditation provides confidence in the measurement results. Laboratory accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025 covers the same quality management system principles that are addressed in ISO 9001 registration.
Specialist technical assessors conduct a thorough evaluation of all factors in a lab that affect the production of [testing or calibration] data.
The criteria are based on the internationally accepted standard ISO/IEC 17025 (which is used for the evaluation of laboratories throughout the world) and other technical program requirements developed with regulators and specifiers.
To ensure continued compliance, accredited laboratories are regularly re-assessed to check that they are maintaining their standard of technical expertise. These laboratories are also required to participate in regular proficiency testing programs (where applicable) as an on-going demonstration of their competence.
Material Testing Services
Our Material Testing Lab Services evaluate the degree of abrasion, static load, colorfastness, creasing, flex and pilling of materials such as leather, fabric, vinyl and various textiles.
Our durability / life cycle tests evaluate automotive seating tracks, seating heaters, power seating lumbar systems, power windows, locks as well as foam fatigue.
For a full list of our testing capabilities, please see the Schap-Laboratory-List-of-Accreditations-2018
At SCHAP we carry everything you need to keep your lab test equipment running smoothly. Our consumables are made in the USA and always fully stocked. The consumables we carry range from Wyzenbeek Abradants, Felt pads for Veslic colorfastness testers. Beakers, Foils and Glass slides and much more for fog testing…both oil and dry. SCHAP’s testing consumables work with almost ANY industry standard testing machines. We are also A2LA certified and can calibrate most test equipment in our laboratories.
Machine Testing & Calibrations
In addition to material testing lab services, we also perform A2LA certified calibrations of test equipment. For a full list of testers for which we are certified to calibrate.
please see the list of A2LA-Accredited-Calibrations