UV Testing

Environmental UV Testing Services

ATS Determines Samples' Resistance to Solar Radiation Through Our UV Testing Services

Sun rays can adversely affect coatings and materials over time. In order to determine their products’ resistance to solar radiation, companies send samples to Applied Technical Services to utilize our UV testing capabilities. Our Environmental Testing division uses their advanced equipment to expose sample panels and actual products to simulated solar radiation and then observe how they are affected. The test parameters can be controlled for exposure intensity, light/dark intervals, relative humidity, and temperature to paint a predictive picture of how the test materials would hold up in real usage. ATS offers a comprehensive list of UV testing services that includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Xenon Exposure Testing
Xenon Testing
Accelerated UV Testing
Solar Testing
ATS Environmental Testing Division's UV Testing Capabilities
Commonly Tested Products/Components
  • Automotive Exteriors
  • Automotive Interiors
  • Packaging
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Paper Products
  • Roofing Materials
  • Siding Materials
  • Textiles
Methods
Routine Findings
  • Damage to Coatings
  • Property Degradation of Plastic Parts
  • Expansion or Contraction of Materials
  • Fading Colors
A2LA Accredited Testing Standards
  • ASTM D4329
  • ASTM D4587
  • ASTM G154
  • ASTM G155
  • ISO 11507
  • ISO 4892–2
  • ISO 4892–3
  • SAE J2527