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.