Accelerated Environmental Testing

Environmental exposure testing is designed to evaluate a material or coatings performance against environmental deterioration. This could be part of periodic testing or R&D. The aim is to establish whether a coating is suitable for its intended purpose, or which coating is best for its intended purpose.

The process is simple: expose samples to a pre determined exposure & evaluate against pre defined criteria to see if it meets the performance requirements. R&D may see various examples of materials, finishes & coatings exposed to the same environment with evaluations to see which has performed best.
Evaluations include:

  • Colour & Gloss
  • Blistering.
  • Rusting.
  • Delamination.
  • Filiform.
  • Adhesion.
  • Scratch.
  • Hardness.
fluid resistance
Fluid resistance
Fluid resistance testing of coatings evaluates the resistance of an individual-layer or multi-layer system of coating materials to the effects of liquids.
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Weathering
Weathering (UV / Xenon)
light is responsible for almost all photodegradation of durable materials exposed outdoors. Accelerated weathering testing reproduces the damage caused by light.
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Temperature & Humidity
Temperature & Humidity
Humidity resistance testing is used in the evaluation of coatings and surface treatments to see how they perform in particular environments.
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Cyclic corrosion testing
Cyclic Corrosion Testing
Cyclic corrosion testing is much like salt spray testing, in that it is an accelerated corrosion test with changes in environments throughout the exposure period.
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salt spray testing
Salt Spray Testing
Salt spray testing is an accelerated corrosion test, used to evaluation coatings and surface treatments ability to resist corrosion.
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