Weathering & Aging
Ensuring that your product can survive the rigors of its environment is critical to its success. We can provide you with a wide variety of reliable aging and weathering tests to help you understand just how durable your material really is. Beyond the necessary standardized tests required by law or your industry, simulate real-world conditions with fully-customizable cycles for complete knowledge of your product’s attributes.
PDI offers tests for color, gloss, and a variety of physical properties – all of which can be examined in our Physical Testing Lab.
Take advantage of comprehensive plastics testing for a wide range of industries:
- Automotive exterior/interior parts
- UL capabilities
- Roofing materials
- Vinyl siding
- Packaging materials
- Household consumer goods
- Polymeric materials for outdoor and indoor use
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We have a broad variety of chambers and equipment to perform both standardized testing and specialized conditions. Our accelerated weathering test capabilities include UV, Xenon arc and an environmental chamber.
Our laboratory has a number of ovens capable of running ASTM and UL Thermal aging tests such as D573.
Fatigue testing techniques allow you to understand the endurance limit of your materials. You can gain crucial information while designing products that experience stress/strain cycles during service. Our stress and strain control testing ranges from -40°C to 120°C.
Environmental Stress Cracking
We have the ability to provide flexible protocols involving a wide variety of chemicals designed to mirror the real world.