Zinc Chloride Testing

Smithers offers zinc chloride testing for automotive hoses and other components.

Zinc chloride is used as an environmental stress-cracking agent. Because some polymers are sensitive to zinc chloride, it is crucial to test whether a polymer component can function after exposure. Some examples of post testing for hose assemblies after zinc chloride exposure include leak, tensile strength, and assembly effort evaluations.

The experts at Smithers have experience conducting zinc chloride testing on a range of automotive products and components, including:

  • Fuel lines
  • Brake lines
  • Coolant hoses
  • Power steering hoses
  • Fittings and couplings

We can conduct testing to relevant industry standards or develop a custom test method based on your specific requirements. With support from our expert team, you can make an informed choice about your product’s characteristics.

SAE J2044 / J2045 Quick Connect Coupling Specification for Liquid Fuel and Vapor/Emissions Systems
SAE 2260 Nonmetallic Fuel System Tubing with One or More Layers
ESDG93-8C012-AA Coolant Hoses and Clamps