Accelerated Weathering Testers
Our Accelerated Weathering Testers
Accelerated weathering testing is a process in which materials are subjected to artificially accelerated conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors in order to simulate the effects of long-term exposure to the elements. This process is used to evaluate the performance, durability, and longevity of various materials in a relatively short period of time and helps manufacturers and researchers to determine the best materials for a given application.
Thermoline is proud to be the exclusive distributor for Q-Lab testers in Australia and New Zealand. Q-Lab design and manufacture standard test substrates as well as weathering, light stability, and corrosion testers. In addition, contract test services, which include accelerated laboratory testing, are available at Q-Lab sites throughout the world. Outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness and corrosion is available at Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Arizona.
Our weathering products and services are used by material scientists and technicians in numerous industries, including additives and colourants, adhesives and sealants, automotive, building materials (such as roofing and siding), fabrics/textiles, food and beverages, graphic arts/inks, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, plastics and packaging, and renewable energy (such as solar).
Q-Lab Corporation is a global provider of material durability testing products since 1956.
Weather and corrosion testing is essential to a wide variety of products and materials across various industries. Accelerated weathering test methods simulate weather conditions using dedicated environmental chambers and instruments to speed up the weathering process. Environmental effects can cause a change in colour, cracking, corrosion and deterioration of a product’s finish or strength.
Reliable weathering and corrosion test data can help predict and avoid unexpected product failures. Testing with Q-Lab’s test equipment can increase your profitability when selecting new or less expensive materials, improving existing materials, and evaluating how changes in formulation affect product durability.
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What do we mean when we say weathering?
For us, it combines the three main factors: sunlight, heat, and water. When those three forces combine to degrade a material or cause some change in the material’s properties, that’s what we refer to as weathering. Anytime you have sunlight, whether that’s an outdoor spectrum facing the Sun directly or behind window glass, in combination with heat which can include elevated temperatures as well as temperature cycling, plus water, which can be present as moisture in the air relative humidity or condensation, or as rainfall.
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Thermoline is Australia and New Zealand's exclusive distributor of the most advanced weathering, cyclic corrosion, light stability, and condensation test chambers, in the form of QUV ultra-violet testers, Q-SUN xenon test chambers, Q-FOG cyclic corrosion chambers and QCT condensation testers. Our team is at the forefront of weathering advice and technology, so get in touch with any questions you may have about UV degradation, xenon testing or corrosion.
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Thermoline Scientific specialises in the supply and service of accelerated weathering equipment to Australian research organisations, private manufactures, and educational institutes. Our reputation for excellence is based on our commitment to supplying only the highest quality Australian Made and imported equipment.
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