Performing the right laboratory and outdoor tests is crucial to avoid premature product failure due to weather.


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Sunlight incl. UV, heat and water are causing weather degradation of paints and coatings. These weather factors vary with climatic and geometric environment.

Accelerated laboratory weathering testing has become a standard tool to understand ageing effects and avoid premature product failure. For data interpretation and quantifying acceleration, it must be complemented with outdoor tests. Meanwhile, a broad portfolio of static, tracking, and accelerated outdoor technologies and methods are available. Choosing the right combination of lab and outdoor tests is crucial for your success.

In this 40-page White Paper you learn about:

  • Different coating types and their components
  • Weather factors and their impact on coatings
  • Climate zones and benchmark testing locations
  • Static and accelerated outdoor weathering test methods
  • Laboratory light sources and instrument technology