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QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester

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Sunlight and moisture cause millions of dollars of material damage every year. The QUV® accelerated weathering tester tests materials by exposing them to alternating cycles of UV light and moisture at controlled, elevated temperatures. In a few days or weeks, the QUV tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors. With thousands of testers in service worldwide, the QUV tester is the world's most widely used weathering tester.

QUV testers are available in four different models: QUV/basic, QUV/se, QUV/spray, and QUV/cw. Each air-cooled tester featured Q-Lab's renowned reliability and ease of maintenance. All testers have standard datalogging via ethernet and/or USB, a variety of standard sample holders, automatic fault recognition and alarms, automatic shut-down timer, and a remarkably simple user interface available in five languages.


Q-Lab Corporation is a global provider of material durability testing products since 1956. We design and manufacture standard test substrates as well as weathering, light stability, and corrosion testers. In addition, contract test services which include accelerated laboratory testing are available at Q-Lab Florida, Q-Lab Arizona, and Q-Lab Deutschland. Outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness and corrosion are available at Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Arizona.

Our weathering products and services are used by material scientists and technicians in numerous industries including: additives and colorants, adhesive and sealants, automotive, building materials (such as roofing and siding), fabrics/textiles, food and beverages, graphic arts/inks, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, plastics and packaging, and renewable energy (such as solar).

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