Direct Weathering

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Open-Backed Exposures

Direct Weathering
  • Allows for majority of specimen material to be exposed to circulation of ambient air 
  • Racks specifically angled to best replicate end-use conditions 
  • Exposures for a variety of sizes from small coupon-sized samples to window assemblies and automotive components, to entire vehicles

Backed Exposures

  • Specimens mounted to substrate typically 12 mm exterior-grade plywood, to simulate end-use environment by insulating back sides of specimens and increasing sample temperature 
  • Racks specifically angled to best replicate end-use conditions

Fixed or variable angle, open-backed or backed exposures meet the following standards: 

AATCC 111B
ASTM D1006
ASTM D1014
ASTM D1435
ASTM D3679
ASTM D4726
ASTM G7
ECCA T19
Ford FLTM B1 160-01
GM 3619M
GM 9163P
GM 9327P
GM 9785P
ISO 105-B03
ISO 877
ISO 2810
ISO 4665 part 2
ISO 8565
SAE J1976 

Black Box Exposures

  • Simulates air heat-sink characteristics of automobile bodies and increases sample temperature 
  • Black painted, metal box 
  • Panels on exposure cover the open top of the box and reach temperature comparable to those of hoods, roofs and deck lids of automobiles parked in direct sunlight

Black box exposures meet the following standards: 

  • ASTM D4141 A&B
  • ASTM G7
  • GM 9163P
  • SAE J1976