Tests designed to simulate sun exposure are conducted to determine how a product will react when exposed to sunlight for long periods of time.
As part of the overall certification process, these tests can be conducted in precise climate conditions (temperature, rainfall, humidity, frost etc.) and using programmed cycles (day/night, spray/dry cycles etc.).
The test cycles will be determined based on the product's projected use. For example, tests can be calibrated to simulate the deterioration of products when stored behind a window (shop window, or inside a vehicle) or outdoors (sun exposure + weather conditions).
Our laboratories and test centres are equipped with solar radiation test benches that can be combined with other climate constraint simulators.
Sun exposure testing accelerates the ageing process of your products and flags up potential long-term problems: colour fading, plastic surface chalking, deformation, deterioration of elastic properties etc.