Material testing: Weathering tests
Artificial weathering is a process in which the aging process of materials due to weather-related effects is accelerated. The main aging factor here is the UV radiation exposure.
In our xenon weathering chamber, standardized tests can be carried out under laboratory conditions that let you evaluate the aging behavior of your test objects and identify weak points at an early stage.
The damage can be evaluated by visual inspections, color measurements or customer-specific processes.
The standards and procedures in this area include the following:
- DIN EN ISO 4892-2 Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
- MIL-STD-810 Solar Radiation (Sunshine)
- ASTM C1442 Standard Practice for Conducting Tests on Sealants Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus
- ASTM D2565 Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications
- ASTM D3424 Standard Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter
- ASTM D4798 Standard Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)
- ASTM D5071 Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus
- ASTM D6662 Standard Specification for Polyolefin-Based Plastic Lumber Decking Boards
- ASTM G155 Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
- GB/T 16422.2 Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc sources
- DIN EN IEC 60068-2-5 Environmental testing – Part 2-5: Tests – Test S: Simulated solar radiation at ground level and guidance for solar radiation testing and weathering
- DIN EN ISO 16474-2 Paints and varnishes – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
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Dorothea Setsika Dorothea Setsika
Head of Material Test Laboratory