Plastics - Methods of exposure to laboratory light sources - Part 2: Xenon-arc lamps
|Publication Date:||1 February 2006|
|ICS Code (Plastics in general):||83.080.01|
This part of ISO 4892 specifies methods for exposing specimens to xenon-arc light in the presence of moisture to reproduce the weathering effects that occur when materials are exposed in actual end-use environments to daylight or to daylight filtered through window glass.
The specimens are exposed to filtered xenon-arc light under controlled conditions (temperature, humidity and/or wetting). Various types of xenon-arc light source and various filter combinations may be used to meet different requirements.
Specimen preparation and evaluation of the results are covered in other International Standards for specific materials.
General guidance is given in ISO 4892-1.
NOTE Xenon-arc exposures of paints and varnishes are described in ISO 11341.