Need to test surface roughness, surface cleanliness or corrosion? Short of time? Unable to progress? Looking for expert guidance? Want simple answers? The stakes are high for your business. We’re here to help.

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You’re not alone.

There’s a lot riding on the quality of the materials in your manufacturing process.

We understand that your goal is to produce a product that meets high standards for safety, quality and sustainability.

When it comes to testing, you need an efficient and reliable solution that you can trust. A partner who will help you reduce long-term costs, resolve your existing problems and prevent future ones.

Our in-house testing laboratories and state-of-the-art equipment provide you with a holistic materials testing service.

Not only that, but our materials experts will help you interpret your results and plan your next steps so that you can get on with production.

Here’s how we can help.

We’ve helped hundreds of manufacturers choose the right materials and deploy them in the most effective way so that they can develop better products quickly and efficiently.

We provide a holistic testing service that gives you all the answers and helps you interpret the results and apply the best solution.

The initial consultation is free, so why wait?

We’re entering a new era of corrosion testing and surface analysis.

Innoval has been providing advanced materials testing and characterisation solutions for the global aluminium industry for the past 20 years.

We’ve recently invested in new equipment to enhance our surface analysis capabilities. This includes a surface 3D profilometer (white light interferometer) and a spectrophotometer.

Understanding your surface is critically important. What goes on there can impact upon product performance, such as bond durability, corrosion resistance, paint / lacquer adhesion to mention just a few.

Improved products for your customers. Solutions that work and results that matter. A trusted partner you can work with long term.

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What to expect


Book in a free discovery consultation

We’ll chat with you about your specific problem or goal and how we can help. From here, we’ll provide you with the best plan of action for the next steps, whether that’s continuing with us or taking a different route. We’ll never try to sell you something that’s not suitable for you.


Expert in-house materials testing.

Our experts will perform essential tests and analysis on your materials, using highly sensitive equipment. We’ve been investing in our testing equipment. Find out more.


Answers you can trust.

From our testing processes, we will analyse and interpret the results. You will receive a report with clear data to use going forwards. We will go through your results with you, share our interpretations, and help you build a plan of action going forward.


Move on with confidence.

You can proceed with your manufacturing process with the confidence that you have invested in knowledge that will help ensure the quality of your products now, and long into the future.

Some of the companies we’ve worked with.

We’re proud to work with some of the aluminium industry’s leading companies.


What are the benefits of working with us?

World-class expertise.

Our results can be trusted, which means you can make informed decisions with confidence.

In-house testing equipment.

Most of our testing is done on-site. However, where we do need to outsource, we send our
experts to operate the equipment so you can be assured of the quality.


Our test procedures are carried out to industry standards. This means you can have
confidence in our recommendations.

20 years’ experience.

We’ve been working in materials testing for a long time, which means you can rely on our knowledge, expertise and proven record.

Not just data.

We use our expertise to analyse and interpret your data before sharing our recommendations. There’s no need to go anywhere else.

Driven by sustainability.

We are dedicated to helping manufacturers develop products that are sustainable. We understand how important this is to you; together we can reach your sustainability goals.

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What can we help you with?

Surface analysis.

Understand the quality of your material’s surface so you can deliver a product that performs as it should. Read more.

Corrosion analysis.

Accredited test methods to ensure real-world product performance and longevity. Qualify
your product for new markets. Read more.

Failure analysis.

Less downtime, faster solutions, customer confidence. Find out what’s caused a failure and make an informed decision on what to do next. Read more.

Alloy development.

Identify and optimise new materials to expand your product portfolio. Create better, safer,
more cost-effective and more sustainable products. Read more.

Supplier evaluation.

Benchmark several new suppliers with your existing ones to ensure end-product continuity. Make sure you’re getting what you’ve been promised. Read more.

Product and process expertise.

Expert knowledge of almost all aluminium products and processes will help you innovate
and improve. Read more.

Microstructural characterisation.

Validate your products and processes so you can ensure consistent, safe performance. Read more.

Mechanical testing.

Ensure your material performs as it should in its intended application. Read more.

Innoval has been able to assist us in a particularly thorny problem on packaging where there was a complex interaction between an aluminium closure and sealant. We approached them as they were recommended to us for their expertise in aluminium, but they were able to offer much more from the creative way that they embraced the problem.

Dr. Phil Evans, Science and Technology Leader, Unilever Research Laboratory

Innoval brought a unique understanding of automotive aluminium sheet to this project. Their analytical capabilities, as well as their expertise in aluminium joining and surfaces, were key to the success of the UlCab project.

Dr Alistair Foster, Chief Technology Officer, Impression Technologies

In addition to the technical expertise that Innoval brought to the project in terms of sheet metal analysis and joining capabilities, they were a pleasure to work with in project management terms. They were always willing and more than able to help with any task that the project required, and helped the project partners form a successful and dynamic working group.

Adam Malone, R&D Project Manager, PAB Coventry

Materials development demands the input of expertise in all aspects of the manufacturing process and the requirement for high class metallurgical analysis. Innoval Technology has staff and facilities which satisfy both of these aspects of alloy advancement. Thus, Innoval’s services have proved to be invaluable to Langley Alloys as a means to developing and improving its products.

Clive Tuck, Technical Director of Langley Alloys Ltd

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