Gentex - Testing



Within their new 12,700 square foot, state-of-the-art, climate-controlled laboratory, Gentex utilizes their broad range of testing capabilities for characterizing the optical and mechanical properties of materials, finished components, and end-items. Failure mode and effects analysis can be supported and has been conducted in the past to examine minute defects that can occur both in anti-scratch hard coat (high power microscopy) and in vacuum deposited thin films (laser interferometer).

Broad Range of Testing Capabilities

Gentex routinely performs a wide range of tests for developmental/production activities.


  • Prismatic Deviation
  • Spherical & Cylindrical Power
  • Optical Distortion


  • Abrasion Resistance
  • Taber Abrasion Resistance
  • Bayer Abrasion Resistance
  • Coating Adhesion
  • Impact Resistance
  • Ballistics


  • Photopic
  • Scotopic
  • P43 phosphor
  • Optical Density
  • Erythemal Ultraviolet Transmittance
  • Haze


  • Solar Radiation
  • Temperature (High, Low, Shock)
  • Chemical
  • Rain
  • Humidity

Testing Stations

Within Gentex’s 12,700 square foot state-of-the-art, climate controlled laboratory are housed two ballistic ranges capable of testing to NIJ, DOT&E and STANAG requirements; impact testing towers capable of testing helmets and face shields; environmental conditioning chambers that XXXX; an acoustic attenuation chamber (reverberation) for XXXX; and extensive optical testing capability metrology for XXXX.

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