Weathering Tests

  • Accelerated Natural Weathering Test
  • Weather Resistance Evaluation
  • Infra (IR) Sun Simulation

Purpose of Weathering Tests

To determine the characteristics of materials and coatings as well as functionality of automotive electronic systems. The results are used for improving and predicting product durability and also monitor changes in mechanical properties during weathering of materials.

Critical and potential failures from weathering tests:

  • Colour change & fading
  • Cracking
  • Warping
  • Chalking
  • Yellowing symptoms
  • Crazing
  • Embrittlement
  • Blistering
  • Hazing
  • Peeling & delamination
  • Gloss loss
  • Loss of tensile strength

Automotive Applications

Automotive OEMs and all tiers of the supply chain that include the flowing segments:

  • Coatings
  • Interior trims & plastics
  • Displays
  • Interior textiles and leather
  • Exterior trims & plastics
  • Automotive lighting
  • Graphic overlays
  • Curing of carbon fiber composites
  • Material ageing test

Test Types

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Vibration and Mechanical Shock Test

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Thermal Shock Test (Air to Air)

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Corrosion Test

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Weathering Test

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Drop Test

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Thermal Cycling Test (ESS - High Ramp Rate Temp Cyclic)

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Dust Test

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HALT & HASS Test

Test lab

Temperature and Climatic Test

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Customisation Service