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what is accelerated weathering & lightfastness testing?
Accelerated weathering and lightfastness testing is designed to test the durability of your product. Any product that sits outside, goes outside and or sits indoor but in direct sunlight is susceptible to the damaging effects of sunlight, UV and weather damage.
Sunlight and weather conditions can be extremely damaging to your products but without the accelerated process the only option to test the durability of your products is to sit them outside for the life of the product. Obviously for many reasons this is not practical for most businesses or manufacturers. This is where the accelerated weathering process comes into its own, using an Q-SUNXe-3 Xenon Arc Chamber will speed up this process by around 8 times.
Lightfastness testing is the physical evaluation of sample materials for colour change and fading due to exposure of natural and artificial sunlight.
how accelerated weathering & lightfastness works
Using UV exposure and environmental conditions such as spray, moisture and humidity, impact’s Q-SUN Xenon Arc Chambers are able to replicate real weathering conditions. This increases the rate of material degradation by up to 8 times of real life.
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