Accelerated Weathering Testing
Accelerated weathering testing is designed to test the effects that sunlight and elevated moisture will have on outdoor furniture, construction materials and other outdoor use products over time.
Products such as outdoor living furniture, construction materials and other outdoor use items are constantly subject to sunlight, moisture and extreme temperatures that can take a toll on a product’s appearance and performance over time. Accelerated weathering testing from UL is able to reproduce the effects of years of outdoor exposure in a matter of weeks. Conducted in our state-of-the art laboratories using specialized equipment, accelerated weathering testing provides manufacturers with important information about the impact that the elements could have on their products over time.
For manufacturers of products that are regularly subject to outdoor elements, accelerated weathering testing provides critical insight that helps you assess and improve product quality and durability. In addition, accelerated weathering testing can be used to evaluate customer complaints and provide care instructions. For products that are subject to regulations, this testing can help ensure that they meet regulatory requirements and can also provide an audit trail in case of questions or litigation.
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- ASTM G-154, Standard Practice for Operating Fluorescent Light Apparatus for UV Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
- ASTM D-4329, Standard Practice for Light/Water Exposure of Plastics
- ASTM D-4587, Standard Practice for Light/Water Exposure of Paint
- ISO 4892 Plastics - Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources-Part 3: Fluorescent UV Lamps