Smithers Achieves NADCAP Accreditation for Non-Metallic Materials Testing

Smithers Achieves NADCAP Accreditation for Non-Metallic Materials Testing

Published: 8/31/2021

(Akron, Ohio) – August 31, 2021 – Smithers, a leading provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services, announces that its chemical and physical testing laboratories in Akron, Ohio are now Nadcap accredited for non-metallic materials testing.
The National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program, called Nadcap, conducts quality assessments of industry suppliers to ensure conformity throughout the global aerospace supply chain. Nadcap accreditation requires adherence to stringent requirements, which are assessed via on-site audit. Accredited organizations are included in the Nadcap Qualified Manufacturers List (QML).

Smithers’ scope of accreditation for non-metallic materials testing includes:
  • Mechanical testing, including tensile ambient temperature, tensile strain measurement, tensile/elongation, flexural ambient temp, flexural strain measurement, and impact strength
  • Physical testing, including density/specific gravity
  • Chemical testing, including IR/FTIR
  • Composites
 “Smithers is deeply committed to providing accurate data and excellent service to our clients in the aerospace industry, and we are very proud to offer additional value to this growing sector via this accreditation,” said Dr. Jim Popio, Vice President of North American Operations, Materials Science and Engineering, Smithers. “Our testing experts understand the rigorous performance expectations of aerospace components and can support the product development and validation needs of companies throughout the aerospace supply chain.”
Located in Akron, the Smithers rubber, polymer, and composites testing laboratory offers a full suite of material testingchemical analysis, and sample preparation services for clients across a number of industry segments. The lab shares space with the company’s product testing laboratory and has a sister lab in the United Kingdom. The combination of the two locations and other complementary labs in North America, Europe, and China gives Smithers the capacity, flexibility, and expertise to meet any client’s testing needs worldwide.
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About Smithers:
Founded in 1925 and headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Smithers is a multinational provider of testing, consulting, information, and compliance services. With laboratories and operations in North America, Europe, and Asia, Smithers supports customers in the transportation, life science, packaging, materials, components, consumer, dry commodities, and energy industries. Smithers delivers accurate data, on time, with high touch, by integrating science, technology, and business expertise, so customers can innovate with confidence.
About Nadcap®
Created in 1990 by SAE International, Nadcap® is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute® (PRI). PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at or contact PRI at

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