Environmental exposure, including weathering and accelerated ageing testing for polymers and composites.
Intertek provides accelerated weathering testing of polymer and plastic materials and products. During their life time, plastics are exposed to all kinds of environmental impacts such as light, humidity and temperature. Our experts test the resistance of polymeric products against environmental impact, weathering, temperature, humidity, repeated sterilization or UV/ Xenon exposure. The polymer materials or products will be exposed under defined conditions to heat, UV, and other stress to determine its critical properties before and after exposure.
Weathering standards for plastic and polymer ageing testing:
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Chemical exposure services:
Environmental simulation / conditioning:
Different accelerated exposure tests may be used depending on product type and application. Intertek is able to tailor ageing tests to follow customized procedures where suggested. For more information or to talk with one of our polymer experts please contact us via the details on this page.
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