Will your products survive
in harsh environments?
Don't guess when you can test.
Sunlight, heat, moisture, acid rain, and salt spray can cause serious product deterioration over time, especially over repetitive cycles. Damage from weathering or cyclic corrosion such as color change, cracking, peeling, oxidation, or loss of strength occurs both outdoors and indoors, and its severity can vary greatly in different climates. Even materials that are resistant to sunlight alone or to moisture alone often fail when exposed to sunlight and moisture in combination. Do you know how well your products will last in every location where they are used? Do you know what the effect of small amounts of electrolyte is to corrosion on your product? What about the effects of forced dry-off?
Reliable weathering and corrosion test data can help you predict and avoid unexpected product failures. Testing with Q-Lab's
can increase your profitability when used for selecting new or less expensive materials, improving existing materials, and evaluating how changes in formulation affect product durability.
Natural outdoor weathering and corrosion testing gives the most realistic prediction of product performance, with a longer test duration. Accelerated outdoor testing and accelerated laboratory cyclic corrosion testing give faster results. Many companies use both natural and accelerated testing in order to compare the data and ensure the reliability of any test program.
Will your products survive in harsh environments? Don't guess when you can test