SUNTEST Family

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    SUNTEST instruments are compact material test chambers for accelerated lightfastness and weathering testing based on filtered xenon lamp technology. All SUNTEST chambers offer a horizontal test plane which is particularly useful for testing 3-D specimens. Lightfastness testing aims at testing a material under solar radiation and temperature only – Weathering testing adds water and moisture to the test.

    Inside a SUNTEST, the applied stresses are intensified in such a way that allows you to see the material property changes which would occur over the course of months or years in real time. Property changes such as color fading, embrittlement, cracking become visible within weeks.
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    The SUNTEST instrument series is designed to meet the following standard test methods*:

    General:
    ASTM G151, G155
    Automotive:
    SAE J2412, SAE J2527, PV3930
    Building:
    ASTM C1442, C1501, D2565, D4637, D4811, D6083, D6662, ISO 11431
    Cables:
    ASTM 01248
    Chemical:
    EPA/ASTM E896, OECD 432, OECD 316, OECD Guideline Phototransformation of chemicals on soil
    Coatings:
    ASTM D3451, D3794, D6577, D6595, D6695, ISO 11341, ISO 16474-2, Qualicoat, RAL-RG 631
    Cosmetics:
    L’OREAL QAC-MC-151-O, COLIPA in-vitro UVA (2011), ISO 24443 (2012)
    Geotextile:
    ASTM D4355
    Graphic:
    ASTM D904, D3424, D4303, D5010, D6551, D6901, F2366
    Medical:
    ISO 4049, ISO 7491, ISO 11979-5
    Plastics:
    ISO 4892-1, ISO 4892-2, ASTM D2565, D4101, D4459, D5071
    Pharmaceuticals:
    ICH Q1B, ICH Q5C
    Textiles:
    AATCC TM169, ISO 105-B10
    Plastics:
    ISO 4892-1, ISO 4892-2, ASTM D2565, D4101, D4459, D5071

    * The above table is a representative compilation of common standards that can be met with SUNTEST instruments. For more information on specific models or standards, please contact your local Atlas representative. Please note, not all SUNTEST models fulfill all above standards or all methods within individual standards.
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