Natural Weathering Testing
Real outdoor testing
The increased demand for getting decision-making data as fast as possible makes more and more companies turn to accelerated weathering. But no accelerated weathering program can be complete without the confirmation from and correlation to natural weathering. Natural weathering provides the data you need to ensure that your product is covered against costly liability issues.
From static exposure racks to full-scale testing, our natural weathering facilities serve over 2000 clients in 40 countries and are affiliated with more than 25 trade- and professional organizations around the world. Our staff of trained scientists, engineers and technicians provides broad expertise and ongoing commitment to improve existing services and develop new methods for our clients’ increasingly sophisticated needs.
Atlas’ outdoor exposure sites provide a wide range static exposure testing for a variety of materials and end use conditions. Static (real-time) weathering testing capabilities include direct exposure using fixed or variable angle, backed or unbacked racks; indirect (under glass) exposure for interior materials; and black box exposure for paints and coating materials. Contact one of our qualified representatives to see which tests are right for you.
Atlas offers a wide range of evaluation and measurement services for our client’s specimens during and after the weathering process. These services are available at Atlas’ Miami, Florida and Phoenix, Arizona sites. Atlas uses the most advanced instrumentation from leading manufacturers for measuring appearance properties such as color change, gloss, distinctness-of-image, transmittance and reflectance. All of our services meet the latest measurement test standards from organizations such as ASTM, ISO, DIN and others. A full range of visual assessment services is also available, including coating adhesion, blistering, chalking, cracking, mildew growth, and gray scale evaluation in accordance with respective standards’ organizations. Temperature monitoring programs are provided for single and multiple specimens under any type of exposure, as well as for large assemblies such as complete vehicles. Strict quality control guidelines have enabled Atlas’ Evaluations Laboratory to achieve industry-accepted accreditation from world renowned standards’ organizations. Atlas is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) and accredited or approved by Ford, GM and AMECA.
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