High Irradiance Weathering Testing

The Track to Faster Results

Linsengericht, Germany, October 2013 – Atlas Material Testing Technology, the global leader in weathering technology and services, presents state-of-the-art research and the latest industry knowledge on high irradiance weathering testing.

Today, only companies that can quickly introduce superior products to the market are able to survive a globally competitive environment. Accelerated and accurate weathering testing is a critical component in product development for any material expected to withstand the damaging effects of sunlight, heat, and moisture.

Weathering testing at higher irradiance levels than the normally applied "1-sun" can produce degradation results in a much shorter period of time. Currently, many basic laboratory weathering standards allow up to 3-sun testing.

The benefits of high irradiance testing are obvious:
• Shorter test times
• Larger sample turnover
• Lower testing costs
• Faster time to market
• Earlier failure detection
• Reduced risk of extrapolation

“Significant reduction of testing time is a key challenge in weathering. With instruments capable of high irradiance testing, like Atlas’ Ci5000 HE Weather-Ometer®, Xenotest® Alpha+, the brand new Xenotest® 440, and our Solar Environmental Chambers, we offer unique ways of reducing test times to our customers,” said Andreas Riedl, Director of Atlas Global Consulting.

Recently, Atlas launched www.high-irradiance.atlas-mts.com, a site devoted specifically to the topic of high irradiance testing providing visitors the ability to easily contact Atlas to receive further information including a brochure, case studies and articles on the topic.

“What drives our efforts is our strong desire to provide our customers with as much information as possible and assist them in defining the best solutions for their testing needs,” said Sandra Schneider, Global Marketing and Client Education Manager at Atlas.

For more information about Atlas weathering testing equipment and services, including high irradiance testing options for laboratory and outdoor weathering, visit Atlas online at www.high-irradiance.atlas-mts.com or contact atlas.info(at)ametek.com.

 

About Atlas Material Testing Technology – www.atlas-mts.com

Atlas is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. In addition, the Atlas Consulting Group helps clients from various industries, including photovoltaics, coatings, plastics, textiles, automotive and cosmetics develop the best weathering processes for their products.

Atlas is a unit of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies, a division within AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group, a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments. AMETEK, Inc. is a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.

Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.