Failure analysis in a laboratory

Your needs: to have an expertise performed on a defect found in your materials

Whether as the result of an issue during the production process or as a result of something on the client’s end, any defect will cause a deterioration of the final product which impacts its reliability, its robustness and its behavior.

A product failure can happen in many different ways: ruptures, corrosion, adhesive failure, the presence of pollutants, general wear and tear, premature ageing, etc. All these scenarios can prompt industrialists to request an expertise to find the origin of the defect and then to look for solutions. 


Our solution: to determine the nature and the causes of a defect with an expertise of the product in a laboratory

Relying on dual expertise in Chemistry and Materials Science, FILAB offers analytical and expertise services to determine, with a high degree of precision, the potential cause(s) of a failure detected on your product.

With experience in engineering and in dealing with industrial defects, the FILAB laboratory can assist you with in-depth investigations into any defect related challenges you may encounter:

  • Failure analysis and fractography
  • Expertise of defects: corrosion, wear and tear, premature ageing, fissures, ruptures…
  • Characterization of surface defects: adhesive problems, residual pollutants identification (lubricants, cleaning residue…)
  • Characterization of defects in surface treatments   
  • Study of morphological defects (porosity, rugosity…)
  • Expertise of polymerization defects, of varnish curing, of paints, etc.
  • Microsection characterization
  • Galvanization thickness measurement
  • Weld inspection
  • Particulate contamination analysis
  • Biocapacity expertise
  • Pollutant deposit expertise


With our three levels of services – analysis, expertise and R&D support – our laboratory assists companies of all sectors and of all sizes in overcoming their industrial challenges. FILAB makes its technical know-how and the wealth of experience of its team available to its clients and puts you into contact with our qualified individuals.


The positive aspects of FILAB

A highly qualified team of 65 people

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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