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A thorough understanding of the physical and mechanical qualities of your products is vital if you are to demonstrate the safety, quality  and durability of your products to customers and reduce the risk of product returns or recalls.

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SGS is a world leader in conducting physical and mechanical tests on the safety, stability and reliability of samples for a wide range of industries, including consumer goods,retail and automotive.

Supported by a global network of over 1,200 laboratories and offices, and the most highly skilled experts in their field, our physical and mechanical testing services have both an international reach and a knowledge of local regulatory requirements, so you can be confident that while we are creating a program of tests to meet your particular expectations we also have an eye on the expectations of your customers and regulators.

Our physical testing services include:

  • Stability tests
  • Strength tests
  • Durability testing
  • Weather conditioning

They can be used as stand-alone tests or integrated into a wider program that includes mechanical testing methods identifying potential problems such as:

  • Fracture
  • Adhesion
  • Deformation 
  • Fatigue

Mechanical and physical testing services can be applied at any stage of production, from the testing of the qualities of raw materials to examining the durability of completed products. They are conducted on a hugely diverse range of materials and products, including cosmetic and hygiene products, sports and leisure products, home furnishings, packaging, toys and novelty items and car interiors.

SGS physical and mechanical tests help businesses give their products a competitive edge by demonstrating their durability, stability and safety to customers. Our consultants are available to advise on the benefits they could bring to your business.