News from our lab

09
Oct
2015
Category: News
We as Laboratory Plastanalisi are able to provide all the customer with a new type of analysis that is the degradation study of materials -> XENON TEST.

Sunlight, moisture and high temperatures can cause damage to your products such as: fading, yellowing, disintegrations and cracking.

This new lab instrument gives you the possibility to SIMULATE and ACCELERATE conditions of your product sample in order to test the light sensitivity, moisture and temperature resistance of the material.

Xenon lamps simulate realistic environment that would involve the use of the finished product in order to create the full spectrum of sunlight, including ultraviolet visible light and infrared that the product will bear with.

The instrument is composed of special filters to simulate:

• Exposure to direct sunlight;

• Exposure to sunlight behind a glass window;

• Exposure to bright indoor.

 
Samples are exposed to this test according to the UNI EN ISO 4892-2: 2013 cycles (light, dark, moisture) and after sample conditioning you will be able to do the following assessments:

• Appearance (visual assessment and/or colorimeter)

• Structural aspects (evaluation with mechanical tests (Izod, tensile, etc.), specific chemical tests)



Xenon test is the right choice if your goal is to develop new products, improve existing products or to evaluate how changes in formula affect the durability of products.
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