UV A weathering Tester for Austest Melbourne

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Austest Laboratories has purchased an additional UV A weathering tester for our Melbourne Lab.  This brings our total to 4 UV test chambers with sets of Xenon Arc (broad spectrum UV) and UV A testers located in both our Sydney and Melbourne labs. The new tester reproduces the damaging effects of sunlight on durable materials and uses UVA-340 lamps to pr0vide the best available simulation of...

Short-wave UV Weathering Tester for Product and Component Testing, Austest Laboratories Sydney

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In keeping with our commitment to ensure duplication of test services for our Sydney and Melbourne clients, Austest Sydney has taken delivery of a new Short-wave UV accelerated weathering tester. The tester reproduces the damaging effects of sunlight on durable materials and uses UVA-340 lamps to pr0vide the best available simulation of sunlight in the critical short-wave UV region, matching...

UV Testing Seminar, Paint & Polymer Degradation – A Practical Approach to Accelerated Testing, 5 Feb 2013 (Free!)

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Limited spaces are available on Tuesday morning the 5th of February for a free ½ day seminar commencing 9.30am at our Castle Hill NSW lab, hosted in conjunction with  Nick Harkness Pty Ltd.  The seminar will be conducted by Rich Kish, International Sales Manager for Q-Lab, well known US manufacturers of UV weathering testers. All polymers are subject to environmental conditions that cause them to...

Austest adds 3 new product standards covering UV radiation water treatment products, oral hygiene appliances and microwave ovens

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Austest Laboratories continues to expand its scope of AS/NZS 60335.2 Series of electrical safety standards to include the following: AS/NZS 60335.2.109:2011 for UV radiation water treatment.  This standard deals with the safety of products that treat water using electromagnetic energy at wavelengths in the ultraviolet band using UV-C emitters.  While the standard  covers products for household...

UV testing of plastics and components to ISO 4892-2, SAE J 2527 (previously SAE J 1960) & SAE J 2412 + Solar Radiation, Austest Melbourne

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Austest Laboratories now offers UV testing of components and plastics for lightfastness, colourfastness, and photostability in a new Xenon Arc chamber reproducing the entire spectrum of sunlight, including ultraviolet (UV), visible light and infrared (IR) from 295nm to 800nm.  The chamber includes moisture through water spray, humidity and temperature conditioning for accelerated life testing of...