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Accelerated Weathering Testing to Standard SAE J2527

Accelerated weathering testing to standard SAE J2527 is another popular weathering test method, which exposes exterior automotive materials to laboratory controlled xenon arc lights.

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Grey Scale Testing

Colour fastness is a material’s resistance to colour fading when exposed to the environment. In order to ensure the quality of a material, you have to test the material against real-life conditions in which it is likely to face during its expected service life.

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ASTM D638 Tensile Testing of Plastics

Impact Solutions, through our laboratory, have extensive capabilities and experience in plastic testing. Our facility houses a mix of state of the art plastic testing equipment and bespoke designed plastic testing rigs allowing us to undertake a wide range of different test techniques on plastics. This includes ASTM D638 (technically equivalent to ISO 527 -1) is a testing standard which ascertains the tensile properties of a plastic material. 

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Impact Testing

An impact test is used to measure toughness, capacity to resist the energy of shock loading or a dynamic impact of a product.  Samples inspected under this test method are then checked for signs of deformation, fracturing and ruptures.

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Pipe Joint Failure

Thousands of homes awoke recently to water shortages, after failed pipework in the water distribution network led to hundreds of leaks throughout the network.  Many of these leaks will have occurred where two pipes are joined to together, because of a pipe joint failure.

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