White Papers

Atlas offers the following white papers covering an array of topics related to weathering. Click the text you would like to read to go to the full document.

Consumer Electronics - Environmental Testing - UV, Solar & Weather Durability

This paper explains how to do proper testing of consumer electronics products, parts, and materials with respect to environmental ageing. Durability tests simulate the end use environments to which consumer electronic products will be exposed, when being used or not, which can result in material degradation, and are extensively used in many industries. The scope includes various kinds of products, e.g. laptops, tablets, smart phones, automotive displays, GPS, watches, and new technologies like OLEDs and wearable electronics.

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Atlas 25+ ® PV Durability Testing

This paper discusses the Atlas 25+ ®, a comprehensive, multi-dimensional environmental weatherability test program for photovoltaic modules. The aim of this weathering methodology is to complement the basic or extended versions of the IEC “infant mortality” tests by replicating the weathering stresses representative of long-term outdoor exposure that would be otherwise unattainable without multi-year real-time field testing.


Weather Durability Testing of Paints and Coatings

This paper will introduce the various natural outdoor, accelerated outdoor, and laboratory accelerated artificial weathering techniques and some issues regarding their use in coatings testing. Recent advances in coatings weathering, such as advances in technology such as better solar simulation, higher acceleration, lower testing temperatures, and others will be highlighted.


Xenologic™ Innovative Operating Technology That Extends Lamp Life

A brief description of XenoLogic™, a new patented xenon lamp operating technology that has been developed to provide longer lamp operational service life and reduce downtime and operating costs. Additionally, other technological developments are briefly described which contribute to improved weathering instrument measurements and operational performance, ultimately providing more reliable test results.


High Irradiance Weathering Testing

This white paper will describe high irradiance benefits, techniques, and a simple but necessary validation process. High irradiance testing may offer one viable way to achieve the “need for speed” in your weathering testing.