Accelerated weathering

accelerated weathering

[ak′sel·ər‚ā·dəd ′weth·ər·iŋ]
(engineering)
A laboratory test used to determine, in a short period of time, the resistance of a paint film or other exposed surface to weathering.

Accelerated weathering

Determination of the weather-resisting properties of materials by testing cycles that imitate natural weathering conditions as closely as possible.

accelerated weathering

A laboratory testing technique to determine, in a relatively short time, the weather resistance of a paint film or other exposed surface.
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A semi-gloss paint formulated with novel polymer and a leading commercial paint were tested for accelerated weathering according to the ASTM D4587-11 test method using UV-A radiation without condensation cycle.
The Centre For Research In Engineering Surface Technology (Crest) In Dublin Institute Of Technology Is Seeking To Purchase: Lot 1, A Salt Spray And Prohesion Cabinet, Lot 2, An Accelerated Weathering Tester -Ultra Violet Radiation (Uv), Condensing Humidity And Water Spray Chamber- And Lot 3, An Environmental Chamber.
Therefore, different accelerated weathering techniques have been developed.
Accelerated weathering includes a simulated rain cycle which can introduce an element of thermal shock to the test sample.
After months of work, it is now able to amp up the product's effectiveness to provide a six-fold improvement - a claim that has been verified through ISO standard accelerated weathering and anti-corrosion tests conducted by independent testing consultancy, the PRA.
com)-- Q-Lab Corporation, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering and corrosion equipment and exposure test services, announced that 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of its representative office, Q-Lab China.
Accelerated aging using Q-Lab's QUV accelerated weathering tester (Q-Lab 2011).
Atlas Material Testing Technology LLC manufactures instruments for accelerated weathering both inside a box or outdoors.
Abstract The long outdoor service life of painted metal and wood objects, often measured in decades, requires the use of accelerated weathering protocols to predict the long-term efficacy and performance of new barrier protective coating candidates.
Vernet, Evaluation of accelerated weathering tests for three paint systems: a comparative study of their aging behavior, Polym.
In addition to an extensive laboratory for accelerated weathering tests, Teknor does testing at multiple field locations, reflecting the wide variation of requirements posed by outdoor applications.
It has also run accelerated weathering tests, the adhesive tape test and crumple tests (wet and dry), all with no delamination or image degradation (other than the physical degradation of creases in the film in the crumple test).

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