Driving Licences and ID Cards

Smithers Pira carries out a wide range of durability tests on identification cards, driving licences and bank cards.

Our card testing is made in accordance with British standard and International standard BS ISO/IEC 10373-1 (test methods) and ISO/IEC 7810 (specification) or ANSI INCITS 322. 

ISO 10373-1 details a wide range of mechanical, environmental and dimensional tests for identification cards. Tests include: 

  • Card warpage
  • Peel strength
  • Resistance to chemicals (including salt spray)
  • Blocking
  • Bending and torisional stiffness
  • Opacity 

ISO 24789 and ISO 10373-1 detail a wide range of mechanical, environmental and dimensional tests for identification cards. 

Smithers Pira also carries out adversarial and challenge testing including the resistance to tampering and counterfeiting. Suspected fraudulent tampering can be checked un der a range of light sources from basic to multi-spectural imaging. For more information on this, view our Document Examination services.