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The Inter Trade Ireland Fusion Project

The project, supported by InterTradeIreland under the Fusion programme (now known as the Innovation Boost programme), aims to develop a joint fire & mechanical testing service of advanced composite materials on the island of Ireland.

Throughout our partnership with Composites Testing Laboratory (CTL) in the Republic of Ireland we can offer a different range of mechanical testing to accompany our fire and flammability services.

CTL is a wholly owned subsidiary owned by ÉireComposites Teo in Inverin Galway. CTL was established as an accredited testing laboratory for advanced composite materials and is the only independent test within in EU specialising in compost materials testing providing mechanical, environmental and physical testing as well as world class static, fatigue and impact testing.

CTL offer customers a fast, flexible and cost competitive service which includes testing in the aerospace, renewable energy, automotive, medical device and space sectors. CTL is ISO 17025 and NADCAP approved testing laboratory.

CTL Composites offer a wide range of testing including static, fatigue, environmental, physical, thermal and microsection testing. CTL have the necessary skills and capabilities to carry out testing for all types of test programmes including:

First Part Qualifications

Design Allowable Campaigns

Material Qualifications

Process Control

Research and Development

CTL test to all recognised international standards – EN, ASTM, ISO and SRM. Testing to OEM specific specifications such as BATS and AITM is also available. Below is a snapshot of the tests we perform:

Tension (OHT and FHT)

Compression (OHC and FHC)

In-Plane Shear

V-Notch Shear


Flexure (Monolithic and Sandwich)

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