Summary of Weathering and Lightfastness Test Methods for Products and Materials

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Light, heat and water have a synergistic aging effect on all products and materials used in outdoor and indoor environments. The technologies and standards to test plastic products and polymer materials include laboratory and outdoor exposure tests.

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

In this 9-page Standards Guide you learn about:

  • Basic xenon-arc test methods for polymers
  • Natural weathering of polymer materials
  • Accelerated outdoor weathering – EMMAQUA
  • ISO, EN, ASTM, and IEC standards
  • Current trends