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ASTM D6625 standard now offered at Micom Laboratories

Micom Laboratories is proud to announce that it now offers the ASTM D6625 standard as part of its UV testing services . This method describes a procedure which allows to assess the protective behavior of a polish film through the use of UV exposure, heat and moisture. Indeed, this methodology is centered on a periodical evaluation of the gloss attribute of the sample as a means to characterize this property.

ASTM D6625 test

The objective of ASTM D6625 is to appraise the shielding ability of a polish towards decaying occasioned by sunlight and humidity through an accelerated weathering test. The latter consists on simulating the deterioration caused by UV radiations and moisture by exposing the sample to a structured cycle composed of phases of condensation and fluorescent UV exposure. To summarize, this simulation replicates the characteristics of an outdoor environment by exposing the protected and the unprotected area of the specimen to test conditions that are maintained inside of an apparatus as a means to study the protective capacity of a polish on a hasten basis. Furthermore, the gloss of each section is periodically monitored throughout the entire length of the exposure as a means to observe the evolution of this attribute. Lastly, it is important to state that test protocol does not provide a correlation which can be used to envision the performance of the specimen into the field. However, the latter may serve as a tool to appraise the relative performance of the sample towards other polishes subjected to the same test conditions.

Micom offers polymer testing services for a wide selection of material and products. For more information about the ASTM D6625 test, we invite you to contact our material testing laboratory today. It will be our pleasure to answer your questions about either of those tests.

Micom Laboratories is a third party industrial material testing laboratory accredited by the Standards Council of Canada, CGSB, ISTA and many other organizations.


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Michel Comtois

Michel Comtois is an accomplished founder and CEO of Micom Laboratories Inc., an ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) A2LA-accredited independent laboratory specializing in product and material testing services. Before establishing Micom Laboratories in 1999, Michel, who also holds a Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry, gained extensive experience over a 14-year tenure managing departments spanning physical chemistry, physics, mechanical and material testing in research and contract laboratories. This exposure granted him a profound understanding of the intricacies of development and material testing processes.

In addition to his practical experience, Michel has played influential roles on various voluntary technical committees. He notably, served as the chairperson for CAN/CGSB 44.227 and the Head of the Canadian Delegation for ISO TC 136. He also contributed to the following technical committees: CAN/CGSB 44.229, CAN/CGSB 44.232, ANSI/BIFMA X5.1, ANSI/BIFMA X5.5, ANSI/BIFMA X5.6, ANSI/BIFMA X 5.9 ANSI/BIFMA X5.11, ISTA Certification Council.

Leveraging his unique expertise, he has led Micom Laboratories to become a renowned name in its niche, now operating out of a 16,000-square-foot test facility in Montreal, Canada, and serving a diverse customer base with an array of material and product testing services. Follow Michel on LinkedIn

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