Summary of Interior and Exterior Weathering and Lightfastness Test Methods

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Light, heat and water have a synergistic aging effect on coatings, textiles, and plastics used in exterior and interior automotive applications. The technologies and standards used by the automotive industry for outdoor and laboratory exposure tests include materials, components, and whole vehicle testing.

In order to select the right test and perform the test correctly, a detailed understanding of the test parameters and the differences between different test methods is critical.

In this 12-page Guide you learn about:

  • Material, component, vehicle testing
  • ISO, EN, VDA, SAE, ASTM, DIN, and JASO standards
  • Tables and comparison of test parameters
  • Testing of automotive exterior and interior
  • Current trends