Xenon Arc Accelerated Weathering
Today, consumers, retailers, and authorities having jurisdiction demand that materials used in construction endure exposure to varying weather. When it comes to sunlight, heat exposure, and environments with elevated moisture, building product manufacturers can show their products endure varying weather by having their products tested using specialized equipment that simulates the outdoor environment in an accelerated timeframe.
Controlled laboratory tests for accelerated weathering can offer crucial and meaningful data for building product manufacturers when making decisions about the production of materials. The data collected from these tests can assist in improving product durability, increasing product quality, or simply assuring that current manufacturing processes are competitive.
Building products we typically test for include paints, polymers, plastics, coatings, siding, sealants, roofing, trims, windows, doors, and more. ICC NTA offers comprehensive accelerated weathering tests in our test lab for the following
- ASTM G155: Standard Practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus
for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials
- ASTM D2565: Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposure of Plastics Intended for Outdoor Applications