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Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

Test Method(s):
   Q-Sun Machine · AATCC Test Method 169
    · AATCC Test Method 186

AATCC Test Method 169, Weather Resistance of Textiles: Xenon Lamp Exposure

Scope: a procedure for the exposure of textiles in an artificial weathering apparatus using controlled conditions of test.

  • Options for weather exposure are chosen; can include wet cycles
  • Sample is exposed to a customer requested amount of AATCC fading units (hours)
  • A variety of tensile and durability tests can be performed and compared before and after weathering as well as color change
  • Can run at both 420nm or 340nm

Q-Sun detail

Machine Specifications:

  • Q-Sun Xe-3 HS Xenon Test Chamber
  • Vertical Specimen Rack that allows for odd or 3D shaped products

 

 

Quv MachineAATCC Test Method 186, Weather Resistance: UV Light and Moisture Exposure

Scope: a procedure for the exposure of textiles in an artificial weathering apparatus employing fluorescent UV lamps

  • Options for weather exposure are chosen; can include wet cycles
  • Sample is exposed to a customer requested amount of AATCC fading units (hours)
  • A variety of tensile and durability tests can be performed and compared before and after weathering as well as color change

 

Quv detailMachine Specifications:

  • Q-UV Xe-3 HS Xenon Test Chamber
  • Vertical Specimen Rack that allows for odd or 3D shaped products