Test and Measurement Standards

Include, but are not limited to:

  • ASTM G151 – 97 “Standard Practice for Exposing nonmetallic materials in accelerated test devices that use laboratory light sources”
  • ASTM G155-05a “Standard practice for Operating Xenon Arc Light Apparatus for Exposure of Non-Metallic Materials”
  • ASTM D2565 – 99 “Standard practice for Xenon-Arc exposure of plastics intended for outdoor applications”
  • ASTM D4459 – 99 “Standard practice for Xenon-Arc exposure of plastics intended for indoor applications”
  • ASTM D5071 – 06 “Standard Practice for Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics in a Xenon Arc Apparatus”
  • ASTM D4329 – 05 “Standard Practice for Fluorescent UV Exposure of Plastics”
  • ASTM D5208 – 09 “Standard Practice for Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Exposure of Photodegradable Plastics”
  • ASTM D 4674 – 89 “Standard test method for accelerated testing for color stability of plastics exposed to indoor fluorescent lighting and window-filtered daylight”
  • ASTM D3424 − 11 “Standard Practice for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter”
  • ASTM D4303 – 03 “Standard Test Methods for Light fastness of Colorants Used in artists’ materials”
  • ASTM D4587 – 11 “Standard Practice for Fluorescent UV-Condensation Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings”
  • ASTM D750 – 06 “Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration Using Artificial Weathering Apparatus”
  • ASTM D6695 – 08 “Standard Practice for Xenon-Arc Exposures of Paint and Related Coatings”
  • ASTM G147 “Standard Practice for Conditioning and Handling of Nonmetallic Materials for Natural and Artificial Weathering Tests”
  • ISO 4892-2 “Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 2 Xenon arc  sources”
  • ISO 4892-3 “Plastics – Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources – Part 3 Fluorescent UV lamps”
  • ISO 11341 “Paints and varnishes – Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation – Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation”
  • BS EN ISO 105-B02:1999 “Color fastness to artificial light: Xenon arc fading lamp test”

Color test standards

  • ASTM E308 – 08 “Computing the colors of objects using the CIE system”
  • ASTM E313 – 05 “Standard Practice for Calculating Yellowness and Whiteness Indices from Instrumentally Measured COLOR Coordinates (Abstract only)”
  • ASTM E1347 – 06 “Standard Test Method for Color and Color-Difference Measurement by Tristimulus Colorimetry”
  • ASTM D1729 “Practice for Visual Appraisal of Colors and Color Differences of Diffusely-Illuminated Opaque Materials”
  • ASTM D6290 – 13 “Standard Test Method for Color Determination of Plastic Pellets UV Exposure Tests”

UPF Standards

  • AATCC TM183-2010 “Transmittance or Blocking of Erythemally Weighted Ultraviolet Radiation through Fabrics”
  • ASTM D6544 “UPF Standard Practice for Preparation of Textiles Prior to Ultraviolet (UV) Transmission Testing”
  • ASTM D6603 “Standard Specification for Labeling of UV-Protective Textiles1″
  • AS_NZS_4399 “Sun protective clothing— Evaluation and classification”
  • BS EN 13758-1 “Textiles – Solar UV protective properties – Method of test for apparel fabrics”
  • GBT18830-2009 “Textiles – Evaluation for solar ultraviolet protective properties”