Since 1967, Solar Light Company, Inc. has been the scientific community’s first choice for multi-functional radiometers, advanced solar simulators, and NIST-traceable sensors. In addition to our core products, we also perform accelerated UV tests on an abundance of different materials, for both indoor or outdoor exposure simulation. Demanding clientele from diverse industries such as aerospace, automotive, medical, fashion, furniture, and many others worldwide all rely on our fast and accurate testing services.
Using state of the art equipment and techniques, our tests can simulate years of UV abuse in only a few days. This affords you the opportunity to modify your material or choose a different type before investing in it to manufacture a line of product. We cater a testing procedure to each customer’s unique requirements. Some typical materials testing scenarios include:
- Paints & Coatings
We can conduct color fastness testing and accelerated life testing to determine durability
We can test for color fastness and degradation under persistent UV exposure. Accelerated UV testing will assist you in opting to add more UV inhibitor or choosing another textile entirely.
- Paper Products
Most paper products fade soon after being exposed to light. We will test for fade resistance to conclude if the material will fade and how long it will take to do so.
We will test acrylics, plastics, vinyl, Polycarbonate, PE, ABS, PET, HIPS, and other synthetic materials for color fastness and degradation. All tests follow ASTM standards G155, D2565, D4459 and more. We can also put the plastic through an environmental weathering test with results ready in just a few days.
We also conduct accelerated indoor fluorescent UV testing, to prove how fluorescent light sources affect paints, wall coverings, coatings, fabrics, curtains, furniture, medical packaging, and disposables.
With a multitude of options available, our Laboratory is the place to test your materials. Call Solar Light Company, Inc. at 215-517-8700 or browse the rest of our website for more information.