Plastic materials are widely used and are indispensable components in home appliances, automobiles, cell phones, PCs, medical devices, and lighting appliances. During the use of plastic materials, due to long-term exposure to sunlight, rain and other environments, the material itself will produce changes in performance, such as embrittlement, fading, cracking, etc.. Each year due to the aging of plastic materials, resulting in economic losses amounting to tens of billions of dollars.
Aging test is one of the methods to understand the weathering performance of product materials in the process of outdoor use, the following are some common aging test chamber test items and standards.
UV aging commonly used test standards.
ASTM G154/G53 Fluorescent ultraviolet light exposure test operation for non-metallic materials;
ASTM D4329 Fluorescent UV exposure test for plastics;
ISO 4892-3:2006 Exposure of laboratory light sources - Fluorescent UV lamps;
SAE J2020 Accelerated exposure of automotive exterior trim parts to condensing UV fluorescence aging apparatus;
GB/T 16422.3 Ultraviolet light aging test standard.
Common test standards for xenon lamp aging.
ASTM G155-05a Xenon lamp aging test experiment;
ASTM D2565 Standard Implementation Specification for Xenon Arc Type Exposure Devices for Plastics for Outdoor Use;
ASTM D4459 Accelerated aging test for plastics for indoor use with xenon arc lamp exposure;
ASTM D1435 Recommended Method for Outdoor Aging Testing of Plastics;
ISO 4892-2:2006 Exposure of laboratory light sources - Xenon lamps;
ISO 877 Test Methods for Exposure of Plastics - Direct Exposure Aging, Indirect Aging by Glass Filtered Sunlight;
SAE J576 Plastic materials for use in optical accessories (such as lenses or mirrors) in automotive lighting systems;
SAE J1976 Outdoor weathering test for exterior trim parts;
SAE J1885 Accelerated exposure of automotive interior parts to controlled irradiance water-cooled xenon lamp aging apparatus;
SAE J1960 Accelerated exposure of automotive exterior parts to controlled irradiance water-cooled xenon lamp weathering;
SAE J2527 Xenon lamp aging test for automotive interior parts;
GB/T 16422 Laboratory light exposure test method for plastics (equivalent to ISO 4892-2).
Common test standards for carbon arc lamp aging test.
ASTM G152,cycle 1,2,6 Carbon arc light aging test;
ASTM D3361 Carbon Arc Light Aging Test for Coatings;
ASTM D822 Carbon arc light aging test for paints;
ASTM D1499 Carbon Arc Light Aging Test;
JIS D0205-1987 Weathering test method for automotive parts.
Common test standards for ozone aging test.
ASTM D1149 Ozone Aging Test for Rubber;
ASTM D1171 Ozone Aging Test for Rubber; ASTM D1171 Ozone Aging Test for Rubber;
ISO 10960 Ozone ageing test for rubber and plastic hoses;
ISO 7326 Evaluation of ozone resistance of rubber and plastic hoses under static conditions;
ISO 1431-1:2004 Ozone ageing test;
DIN 53509 Ozone ageing test.
The xenon lamp aging test chamber simulates the full spectrum of sunlight, including ultraviolet (UV), visible, and infrared (IR) light, and can be used to test materials that are more sensitive to the long wavelengths of UV, visible, and IR light.