Cetim and KMTL pursue their strategic partnership with in-depth technical collaboration agreement for carbon fiber testing


Following the maiden move and the signing of an exploratory agreement during JEC Asia 2017, Cetim, the French Technical Center of Mechanical Industries and the Japanese company KMTL (Kobe Material Testing Laboratory Co., Ltd), signed today, in conjunction with Singapore Airshow, a technical collaboration agreement, bringing the partnership to a new level.

By joining forces since 2017, Cetim and KMTL have been able to offer a very wide range of expertise in the Asia Pacific region for clients to accelerate technological innovation, in particular in the aerospace sector.

More specifically, the agreement will open to technical collaboration in order to strengthen the mutual expertise in characterization and testing of carbon fiber reinforced polymers and ceramic matrix composites at a time were, more than ever, the industries are pushing for components weight gains.

“This partnership signed today with KMTL confirms the close relationship we have developed over the past years which also allowed us to realize the in-depth knowledge our partner has acquired in CMC testing, among others. It also comes at a moment where we feel the commercial momentum of our joined services to our clients in the region”, says Vincent Caulet, Global Aeronautics & Automotive Market Manager at Cetim.

“With Cetim’s composite testing lab (ETIM) recently awarded Golden NADCAP Merit Status,with the European largest range of Non Mettalic Tests Codes, it just confirms our believes that Cetim is the international reference in composite testing management. The time also allowed us to better understand the wide range of expertise the organization can offer which can benefit our clients. Beyond the European based knowledge, we also engaged successfully with Cetim’s failure analysis laboratory in Singapore (Matcor)”, says Dr Nobuhito Tsurui, Director of KMTL.

The signature took place during Singapore Airshow, in the presence of representatives of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan (METI) and representatives of the French Aerospace Industries Association (GIFAS) on the French Pavilion.