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UV, solar and corrosion testing. Over the years, we have accumulated experience about thousands of colour measurements and carried out more than 500,000 testing hours of various UV, solar and corrosion tests. Samples have included not only plastics, metals, coatings and paints but also base stations, defence equipment and vehicle cabins.

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Testing will begin soon after arrival the samples. The samples are returned to the customer in one day after completion of the test via DHL, our partner in logistics. A test report is delivered to the customer also promptly, normally within two working days.
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Testing 24/7, Ready to go

UV, solar and corrosion testing

Over the years, we have accumulated experience about thousands of colour measurements and carried out more than 500,000 testing hours of various UV, solar and corrosion tests. Samples have included not only plastics, metals, coatings and paints but also base stations, defence equipment and vehicle cabins.

Testing will begin soon after arrival the samples. The samples are returned to the customer in one day after completion of the test via DHL, our partner in logistics. A test report is delivered to the customer also promptly, normally within two working days.

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“Solar Simulator Oy was extremely accommodating and supportive in verifying the test set-up with a pre-test as well as providing daily updates with DUT’s visual inspection for prompt alert if any change to the DUT occurred during the daily solar exposure cycles. We would not have been able to obtain the test results within the required time frame, without their excellent customer service. Thank you for your excellent customer service.”

Bogdan Kiezun, Project Manager, Continental Automotive Systems Inc

UV testing standards

UV light UVA, UVB, ‘Xenon’, ‘Hg’

  • ISO 4892-3
  • ISO 4892-2
  • ISO 4892-1
  • ISO 12543-4
  • ASTM G 151
  • ASTM G 154
  • ASTM G 155
  • ASTM G 53-96
  • ECE 43 R safety glazing materials
  • NF C 32-062-2
  • UL 1581, Section 1200 (solar radiation)
  • etc.

Solar testing / solar radiation (uv+vis+ir)

  • IEC 68-2-5 or SFS-EN 60068-2-5 for electronics and displays
  • MIL-STD-810F or G (D, E) 505.4 / 505.5
  • STANAG 2895 (Edition 1)
  • DEF STAN 00-35, 3-03 (issue 4 2006)
  • DIN 75 220
  • ISO 9022-9
  • SFS-EN ISO 4892-1
  • ASTM G 151
  • GR-487-CORE, R3-187 (Issue 2, March 2000), 3.26 / E,F
  • ASHRAE 93-77 for solar collectors
  • ISO 9806-1 for solar collectors
  • ISO 9806-3 for uncovered solar collectors
  • etc.

Corrosion testing

Salt mist (NaCl 5%), modified salt mist, chemical exposure

  • IEC 68-2-11 / SFS-EN 60068-2-11, Salt mist
  • IEC 68-2-52 / SFS-EN 60068-2-52, Salt mist, cyclic
  • ISO 9227 Salt mist
  • ISO 16701 Salt spray and humidity cycling ‘Corrosion of metals and alloys’
  • MIL-STD 810G 509.5 Salt fog
  • MIL-STD 810G 504.1 Contamination by Fluids
  • MIL-STD-810G, 512.5 Immersion
  • MIL-DTL-11352K, 3.7.8 Corrosion resistance
  • MIL-DTL-62420B, 4.10.3 Salt fog
  • EN 50483-6, Prohesion
  • EN 50483-6 8.4.1, Salt mist
  • ASTM G85-02 / A5, Prohesion
  • JESD22-A107B, Salt atmosphere
  • etc.

Thermal and humidity testing

Heat, frost and humidity testing (RH or immersion)

  • IEC 68-2-2 / SFS-EN 60068-2-2 Dry heat
  • IEC 68-2-3 / SFS-EN 60068-2-3, Damp heat
  • IEC 68-2-30 / SFS-EN 60068-2-30, Damp heat, cyclic
  • JESD22-A104C, Damp heat, cold
  • JESD22-A106B, Thermal shock
  • MIL-STD 810G 507.5 Humidity
  • MIL-STD-810G, 512.5 Immersion
  • MIL-DTL-11352K, 3.7.7 Humidity resistance
  • etc.

Colour, gloss, transmittance, etc.

  • IEC 60079-28, Explosive atmospheres – Protection of equipment and transmission systems using optical radiation (Audit Report VTT-S-22760-13)
  • ASTM D1044-05 Standard Test Method for Resistance of Transparent Plastics to Surface Abrasion haze
  • CIE1976 Colour coordinates
  • DIN 67530:1982 Gloss
  • ISO 2810:1999 Gloss
  • ISO 105-03:1993 Visual inspection, Grey Scale
  • ASTM E313 Yellowness Index
  • ASTM D 1003 07 Haze luminous transmittance of transparent plastics
  • ISO 9050:2003 Optical properties of Glazing
  • ISO 13803-2000 Reflection Haze
  • Total Solar Heat Transmittance
  • Total Solar Heat Reflectance
  • JESD22-A104C, Damp heat, cold
  • JESD22-A106B, Thermal shock
  • MIL-STD 810G 507.5 Humidity
  • etc.

Large-scale Solar Lab with SSF42-2004-Artificial-Sun

The large scale solar laboratory combines a large scale solar simulator and a temperature and humidity controlled laboratory room. The simulated climatic conditions can be varied from a hot and dry desert climate to cyclically changing customized conditions. We test tiny plastic components and cabins of heavy vehicles, and everything between.

In cyclic testing, the variations in conditions can be created relatively freely. During humid cycles, the relative humidity can be increased up to 80 %. Exposure to heat and humidity can also be performed without the solar stress.

Technical specification:

  • SSF42-2004-Artificial-Sun, Large Scale Solar Simulator, 42 kW, modular
  • Volume 350 m3
  • Height 6 m
  • Spectral match: Sun AM1.5 (CIE85)
  • 3D testing
  • Intensity of radiation (UV+VIS+IR) 0 − 1500 W/m2
  • Ambient temperature +20℃ − +55℃
  • Humidity RH 10 % − 80 %
  • Uniformity better than +/-10 %

For shoebox-size or smaller samples, an even wider variety of test conditions can be chosen:

  • Temperature: -70℃ − +300℃
  • RH: 10 % − ~100 %
  • Intensity of radiation: 0 − 2500 W/m2 (UV+VIS+IR)

Smooth Process

Our way of working is efficient, fast and customer-oriented. The test process covers the exposure, monitoring, measurement and reporting, as well as the smooth logistics.

Testing will begin soon after arrival the samples. The samples are returned to the customer in one day after completion of the test via DHL, our partner in logistics. A test report is delivered to the customer also promptly, normally within two working days.