Test Methods

UV Exposure

The QUV Test Method examines the resistance of coatings to the effect of UV radiation and humidity.

The apparatus creates cycles of light (different light sources are used to examine resistance to different wave lengths) and humidity over an extended period. This test has become a widely used standard for external maintenance coatings and has been shown to correlate well within service performance of maintenance coatings.
Charter Coating’s QUV equipment
Charter Coating’s QUV equipment

Sample Requirements:

3” x 6” x < ¼” one-side coated flat panels
Alternate panel sizes can be accommodated, please consult with our technical personnel

Test Capabilities:

UV and condensation cycles

Test Methods:

ASTM D4587
ASTM G154
ASTM G151
ISO 16474-3
Salt Spray and QUV Cycling
ASTM D5894
ISO 11997-2

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