QUV Testing

Modern materials science has created many new materials, coatings and paints designed to extend the life of your goods under conditions including ultraviolet radiation, moisture, humidity and temperature fluctuations. These environmental conditions cause damage in metallic and polymeric materials when left exposed.  

There are numerous tests designed to evaluate the life cycle of materials designed for outdoor exposure. IMR Test Labs offers accredited QUV testing to simulate outdoor weather including rain, dew, temperature fluctuations and sunlight.  

While there's no defined correlation to chamber time vs real time exposure, QUV testing can give you a picture of how your goods and materials will perform under exposure conditions.

See a list of methods performed below, or request a quote today.

QUV Testing Methods

ASTM D4587
ASTM D5208
ASTM G53-96
GM 9125P