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UV Testing Guide eBook

We are pleased to present our latest UV Testing Guide eBook

Over the years we received many inquiries about UV Testing and we noticed that our clients often had similar questions regarding to the best practices and associated UV Tests. We created the UV Testing Guide eBook to educate manufacturers about how to test for potential adverse UV light effects on their products.

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Why is UV Testing Important?

Consumer and industrial products include numerous materials that respond differently to natural sun light. UV Testing enables manufacturers to better understand and predict how their products will react to different light exposure (crack, fade, deteriorate, etc). In addition, accelerated aging helps to better predict the overall life-span of a product under different simulated atmospheric environments.

What is included in the Practical Guide to UV Testing?

 In this 46 pages UV Testing Guide, you will learn about the following topics:
  • What is accelerated aging?
  • What are the basic rules of accelerated aging (temperature, dark cycles, water)?
  • What is UV Exposure and Sunlight?
  • What are solar exposure variations?
  • What is the chemistry of the environment?
  • Why is UV Testing important?
  • How is UV Testing done in a laboratory?
  • What is Carbon Arc?
  • What is Xenon Arc?
  • What is a time compression factor?
  • What are the experimental parameters to specify when doing Xenon Arc testing?
  • What is a fluorescent light exposure?
  • The difference between ASTM G155 and ASTM G154 tests and when to use them?
  • How to prepare a UV test plan?
  • What is UV aging and quality control?
  • When to retest a UV Test on a product?
  • What is Xenon Arc UV Aging?
  • Additional Test Methods, Practices and Specifications
  • Fluorescent UV light exposure test methods

How to get your free copy of the UV Testing Guide eBook?

To get your free PDF copy of the Practical Guide to UV Testing, simply fill the form below.

Please be advised, that Micom Laboratories takes user privacy very seriously. We will not sell or distribute your information to any unrelated third party. We might occasionally send you newsletters containing the latest material testing news and industry insights. You can easily unsubscribe from our newsletters at any time. Download our UV Testing Guide today.

If you have any other question about UV TestingASTM Testing or Accelerated Aging in general we invite you to contact us today. On of our testing professionals at Micom Laboratories will be happy to answer your questions about material testing. It will be our pleasure to talk to you and help you with your UV Testing requirements.

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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