Laboratory tests and analyses for the automobile industry

Your needs : to design and manufacture reliable and efficient automobile equipment

As steel producers, smelters, plastic producers, manufacturers, tier 1 suppliers or subcontractors for the automobile industry you are confronted on a daily basis with the stringent specifications for the quality and reliability of the materials used in automobile assemblies.

In an industry undergoing significant change and facing major strategic challenges (ecology, passenger safety, competition, etc.) you are looking to :

  • Inspect your raw materials
  • Develop new, more robust, and more efficient materials
  • Optimize your manufacturing and machining processes
  • Improve the effectiveness of surface treatments
  • Examine the performance and the lifespan of your materials

Our solution : to assist automobile industrialists in analyzing and improving their materials

FILAB is an independent laboratory located in Dijon, France, with an analytical fleet spread over 2100m² and has extensive experience in assisting projects for the automobile industry.

FILAB offers its analytical expertise and R&D counselling for the following services : 


  • Custom chemical analyses : fluids, additives, impurities, heavy metals…
  • Material characterization : polymers, metallic alloys, composite materials, glass, ceramics…
  • Metallic alloy inspection
  • Surface analysis and coating thickness measurements
  • Surface treatment analysis and surface treatment baths
  • Determination of residual solvents and VOC using GC-MS
  • REACH analyses



  • Expert chemical analysis
  • Assistance in optimizing the manufacturing process
  • Deformulation services
  • Compatibility studies between certain materials and fluids
  • Failure analysis : fissures, particular contamination, adhesive problems, corrosion, metallographic inspection, weld analysis…
  • Laboratory audit and analytical training



  • Creation, validation and transfer of analytical procedures
  • Research into substitutions for substances
  • R&D assistance (Literature reviews, project management, choice of raw materials…)
  • Developing a new formula or a new substance



  • Organic analyses : GCMS, Py-GCMS, LC-MSMS, GPC, NMR, FTIR
  • Mineral analyses : ICP, XRD, IC
  • Thermal analyses : ATG, DSC
  • Metallurgic analyses : ICP, SEM-FEG EDX, SEO
  • Powder analysis : XRD, SEM-FEG EDX, BET
  • Surface analysis : SEM-FEG EDX, PES, ToF-SIMS



The positive aspects of FILAB

A highly qualified team

Reactiveness and quick processing time for requests

COFRAC ISO 17025 accredited laboratory

Complete analytical fleet spread over 2100m²

Tailored support for customers


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