Center National for Evaluation of Photoprotection

Bridge between research and industries

We assist companies, research organizations and innovation centers in their problems and projects on polymer materials

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What can we do for you?

Since its creation in 1986, the CNEP has been guiding you to effectively control the durability or degradation of your polymer products and materials.We can also answer to your requests for characterizations or failure expertise.

Durability and ageings

Photochemical, thermal, hydrolytic aging..


Chemical analyzes of formulations Measurements of levels of anti-UV or antioxidant additives (Tinuvin 770, Chimassorb 944, etc.), levels of pigments, fillers, etc...


Demonstration of damage visually or chemically allowing understanding of the phenomena


Sapper and scientific expert for insurance companies, courts for any request for chemical damage expertise

Standards and specifications

Advices and trainings

Knowledge Sharing for members of Companies interested in the Durability of Polymer-based Materials

Automotive, aeronautics, equipment, tires, paints, collages…
Construction and public works
Materials, insulation, supplies, cladding, flooring, exterior paints...
Electricity and telecom
Cables, sockets, fittings, electrical panels, storage, telephony, weak currents..
Sports and spare-time
Sports equipment, materials, flooring, stadiums, protections…
Mulching, fences, plasticulture, irrigation, biodegradability, silage, storage…
Vials, bottles, trays, protective films, content/container interaction, pollution….
Medical devices, syringes, container, storage, single pods, implants…
New materials, development, R&D, product stabilization, fundamental studies…

Our main areas

Our main areas of activity and skills include the sectors concerned by the use and future of plastics and polymer materials: sports and leisure, agriculture, packaging and transport. We are also present in the fields of electricity and telecommunications, medical and of course in the research sector related to polymers. Part of our team is also specialized in the analysis of works of art.

they trust us

The clients who call on our services are mostly large international groups, but also national or local companies, consulting firms or R&D laboratories, as well as project developers or craftsmen.

some examples

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Our partners

Certifications and accreditations

Always concerned about the quality of our analyzes and the reliability of our scientific data, the CNEP has many accreditations or certifications recognized worldwide.

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Méthode d'essai ME D15 3200A

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Summer break

The CNEP will be in very reduced activity from August 10 to 15, 2020, contact us preferably after this period.
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La certification ISO 9001 - 2015

L'ISO 9001:2015 spécifie les exigences relatives au système de management de la qualité lorsqu'un organisme:

a) doit démontrer son aptitude à fournir constamment des produits et des services conformes aux exigences des clients et aux exigences légales et réglementaires applicables, et

b) vise à accroître la satisfaction de ses clients par l'application efficace du système, y compris les processus pour l'amélioration du système et l'assurance de la conformité aux exigences des clients et aux exigences légales et réglementaires applicables.

Toutes les exigences de l'ISO 9001:2015 sont génériques et prévues pour s'appliquer à tout organisme, quels que soient son type ou sa taille, ou les produits et services qu'il fournit.

Obtenir la certification ISO 9001:2015, c’est s’appuyer sur 8 principes de management :
• l’orientation client ;
• l’implication du personnel ;
• l’approche processus ;
• l’amélioration continue ;
• la gestion par approche système ;
• le leadership ;
• la prise de décision fondée sur des preuves ;
• le management des relations avec les parties intéressées.