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Accelerated Weathering

Accelerated weathering testing offers a fast-track method for simulating the impact of prolonged elemental exposure on materials. By creating intensified conditions of light, temperature, humidity, and other environmental stressors, this innovative process assesses the resilience, performance, and lifespan of a variety of materials. This crucial testing ensures that manufacturers and researchers can identify the most suitable materials for specific applications within a fraction of the time.

Thermoline takes immense pride in being the sole distributor of Q-Lab testers across Australia and New Zealand. Q-Lab excels in crafting standard test substrates alongside their renowned weathering, light stability, and corrosion testing equipment. Moreover, Q-Lab extends its expertise through contract test services, including accelerated laboratory testing accessible globally. For those seeking outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness, and corrosion, Q-Lab’s facilities in Florida and Arizona stand ready.

Our array of weathering products and services caters to the needs of material scientists and technicians across a broad spectrum of sectors, such as additives and colourants, adhesives and sealants, automotive, construction materials (including roofing and siding), fabrics/textiles, food and beverages, graphic arts/inks, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, plastics and packaging, and renewable energy sectors like solar.

The significance of weather and corrosion testing spans a vast range of products and materials, crucial for numerous industries. Through accelerated weathering testing techniques, environmental conditions are meticulously replicated using state-of-the-art environmental chambers and instruments, expediting the aging process. These environmental influences can lead to alterations in colour, the emergence of cracks, corrosion, and the degradation of a product’s finish or structural integrity.

Access to dependable weathering and corrosion test data is paramount in forecasting and circumventing unforeseen product malfunctions. Engaging with Q-Lab’s advanced testing equipment not only elevates your competitive edge by enabling the selection of innovative or cost-effective materials but also enhances material improvements and gauges the durability impact of formulation modifications.

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