MGA Research Corporation
Testing Services

Testing Services

MGA-Greer has a vast number of testing capabilities. The purpose of our presence here in South Carolina is to support the suppliers of the various industries in the Carolina's. Test equipment has been added and continues to be added based on the needs of the local businesses. Following is a listing of tests that are routinely conducted at our Greer lab.


  • AATCC TM8 - Colorfastness to Crocking: Crockmeter Method
  • AATCC TM107 - Colorfastness to Water

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • ASTM D204 - Sewing Threads
  • ASTM D523 - Specular Gloss
  • ASTM D570 - Water Absorption of Plastics
  • ASTM D624 - Tear Strength of Conventional Vulcanized Rubber and Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • ASTM D790 - Flexural Properties of Unreinforced and Reinforced Plastics and Electrical Insulating Materials
  • ASTM D792 - Density and Specific Gravity (Relative Density) of Plastics by Displacement
  • ASTM D903 - Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds
  • ASTM D1056 - Flexible Cellular Materials–Sponge or Expanded Rubber
  • ASTM D1308 - Effect of Household Chemicals on Clear and Pigmented Organic Finishes
  • ASTM D1388 - Stiffness of Fabrics
  • ASTM D1422 - Twist in Single Spun Yarns by the Untwist-Retwist Method
  • ASTM D1423 - Twist in Yarns by Direct-Counting
  • ASTM D1894 - Static and Kinetic Coefficients of Friction of Plastic Film and Sheeting
  • ASTM D2240 - Rubber Property–Durometer Hardness
  • ASTM D2261 - Tearing Strength of Fabrics by the Tongue (Single Rip) (Constant-Rate-of-Extension Tensile Test Machine)
  • ASTM D2842 - Water Absorption of Rigid Cellular Plastics
  • ASTM D3359 - Measuring Adhesion by Tape Test
  • ASTM D3363 - Film Hardness by Pencil Test
  • ASTM D3511 - Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Brush Pilling Tester
  • ASTM D3574, Test A-F- Flexible Cellular Materials–Slab, Bonded, and Molded Urethane Foams
  • ASTM D3575, Test B, D, G, L, T & W - Flexible Cellular Materials Made From Olefin Polymers
  • ASTM D3774 - Width of Textile Fabric
  • ASTM D3775 - Warp (End) and Filling (Pick) Count of Woven Fabrics
  • ASTM D3776 - Mass Per Unit Area (Weight) of Fabric
  • ASTM D3884 - Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Rotary Platform, Double-Head Method)
  • ASTM D4157 - Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Oscillatory Cylinder Method)
  • ASTM D5034 - Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test)
  • ASTM D5035 - Breaking Force and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Strip Method)
  • ASTM D5427 - Accelerated Aging of Inflatable Restraint Fabrics
  • ASTM D5587 - Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Trapezoid Procedure


  • BMW PR7 007 983 - Airbag Systems
  • BMW TP 303.4 - Climatic test on plastic and textile components
  • BMW PR 308 - Climate Test for Bonded Joints and Material Adhesion on Equipment Parts
  • BMW TP 309 - Vibration test for equipment components
  • DIN 75200 - Determination of the Burning Behavior of Interior Materials in Motor Vehicles
  • GS 97038 - Determination of the Burning Behavior of Interior Materials in Motor Vehicles
  • FAR 25.785 (b) and (d)
  • FAR 25.853 (Horizontal & Vertical)

Ford Laboratory Test Methods

  • FLTM AN101-01 - Resistance of Textiles to Bleeding, Perspiration and Water Spotting
  • FLTM BN015-02 - Compression and Recovery of Textile Materials
  • FLTM BN108-03 - Resistance to Pilling
  • FLTM BN108-13 - Resistance to Scratching
  • FLTM BN112-08 - Soiling & Cleanability Test for Interior Trim Materials
  • FLTM BN151-05 - Determination of 180 Degree Peel Adhesion Strength of Laminates

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS)

  • FMVSS 201 - Occupant Protection in Interior Impact
  • FMVSS 206 - Door Locks and Door Retention Component
  • FMVSS 207 - Seating Systems
  • FMVSS 209 - Seat Belt Assemblies
  • FMVSS 210 - Seat Belt Assembly Anchorages
  • FMVSS 213 - Child Restraint Systems
  • FMVSS 225 - Child Restraint Anchorage
  • FMVSS 302 - Flammability of Interior Materials

General Motors Testing Capabilities

  • GM3602M - Adhesion Requirements of Bonded Interior Assemblies
  • GM9033P - Colorfastness to Crocking (Rubbing)
  • GM9070P - Procedure for Testing Flammability of Materials
  • GM9071P - Tape Adhesion Test for Paint Finishes
  • GM9141P - Compatibility of Plastic Rolled Goods and Leather to White Vinyl and to White Leather
  • GM9193P - Procedure Determining the Bond Strength of Fiberglass
  • GM9231P - Hydrolytic Stability
  • GM9305P - Determination of Fogging Characteristics of Automotive Interior Trim Materials
  • GM9330P - Foam Laminate Curl Test
  • GM9336P - Breaking Strength of Narrow Textile Materials
  • GM9452P - Test for Dimensional Stability
  • GM9502P - Knife Cross-Hatch Adhesion Test (Procedure for Painted Elastomeric Plastic Substrates)
  • GM9505P, Cycle M - Automotive Environmental Cycles
  • GM9506P - Dime Scrape Test to Determine Paint Adhesion and Brittleness
  • GM9507P - Thumbnail Hardness Test for Painted Parts
  • GM9515P - Abrasion Resistance of Organic Coatings (Taber Abrasion Method)
  • GM9900P - Cleaning/Solvent Resistance of Automotive Components During Normal Customer Use
  • GMN8170 - Resistance To Blocking
  • GMN10033 - Sunscreen Lotion Resistance of Interior Coatings
  • GMW3010 - Determination of Tensile and Elongation Properties
  • GMW3109 - Frontal Airbag Modules
  • GMW3112 - Verification of Requirements for Frontal Airbag Modules
  • GMW3182 - Determination of Mass per Area
  • GMW3208 - Rotary Abrasion Test, Taber Type
  • GMW3232 - Test Method for Determining the Flammability of Interior Trim Materials
  • GMW3235 - Fogging Characteristics of Trim Materials
  • GMW3326 - Tearing Strength of Textile Materials by Trapezoid Method
  • GMW3402 - Soil and Cleaner Resistance of Automotive Materials
  • GMW14129 -Sewing Thread

International Standard (ISO)

  • ISO 845 - Cellular Plastics and Rubbers - Determination of Apparent (Bulk) Density
  • ISO 2796 - Cellular Plastics, Rigid - Test for Dimensional Stability
  • ISO 3386-1 - Polymeric Materials, Cellular Flexible - Determination of Stress-Strain Characteristics in Compression
  • Part 1: Low-Density Materials
  • ISO 3386-2 - Polymeric Materials, Cellular Flexible - Determination of Stress-Strain Characteristics in Compression
  • Part 1: High-Density Materials
  • ISO 5470-1 - Rubber or Plastics Coated Fabrics - Determination of Abrasion Resistance - Part 1: Taber Abrader
  • MIL-STD-810 - Department of Defense Test Method Standards

Chrysler Test Standards

  • PF-10827 - Passenger Airbag (PAB) Module and Deployment Door
  • PF-10938 - Resistance to Scratching
  • PF-11014 - Instrument Panel Module System Requirements
  • PF-11029 - Door Modules
  • PF-11084 - Door Trim Panel Component and System Requirements

Society of Automotive Engineer (SAE) Capabilities

  • SAE J365 - Method of Testing Resistance to Scuffing of Trim Materials
  • SAE J369 - Flammability of Polymeric Interior Materials–Horizontal Test Method
  • SAE J386 (5.2.6, 5.2.7 & 5.2.8) - Operator Restraint System for Off-Road Work Machines
  • SAE J815 - Load Deflection Testing of Urethane Foams for Automotive Seating
  • SAE J855 - Test Method of Stretch and Set of Textiles and Plastics
  • SAE J860 - Test Method for Measuring Mass (Weight) of Organic Trim Materials
  • SAE J861 - Method of Testing Resistance to Crocking of Organic Trim Materials
  • SAE J883 - Test Method for Determining Dimensional Stability of Automotive Textile Materials
  • SAE J912 - Test Method for Determining Blocking Resistance & Associated Characteristics of Automotive Trim Materials
  • SAE J913 (Method 3C) - Test Method for Wicking of Automotive Fabrics and Fibrous Materials
  • SAE J948 - Test Method for Determining Resistance to Abrasion of Automotive Bodycloth, Vinyl, & Leather, & the Snagging of Automotive Bodycloth
  • SAE J1351 - Hot Odor Test For Insulation Materials
  • SAE J1530 - Test Method for Determining Resistance to Fiber Loss, Resistance to Abrasion and Bearding of Automotive Carpet Materials
  • SAE J1756 - Determination of the Fogging Characteristics of Interior Automotive Materials
  • SAE J1907 - Peel Adhesion Test For Glass To Elastomeric Material For Automotive Glass Encapsulation