Volkswagen Endorses Q-Sun Testing Worldwide

Volkswagen’s international suppliers can now reduce materials testing costs using the Q-Sun Xenon Test Chamber for exterior weathering (PV1306, PV3929, PV3930).
By: Q-Lab Corproation
Feb. 20, 2009 - PRLog -- Volkswagen AG has given its worldwide suppliers an alternative choice of xenon testing equipment by authorizing the use of the Q-Sun to meet three updated test methods. Several years of research in multiple locations established that the Q-Sun Xe-3 xenon arc tester gives comparable results to the Atlas Xenotest-Beta for three exterior weathering standards (PV1306, PV3929, PV3930) materials testing.  

Testing started in 2004, with DuPont Mexico seeking to meet VW-Mexico’s existing hardware-based standards for testing exterior materials in a dry, hot climate. Similar results between the Q-Lab and Atlas equipment led to VW-Mexico’s endorsement of Q-Sun testing by all its suppliers.

Subsequent testing in several international locations provided comparable results. Based on these tests, VW updated the three test methods from hardware-based to performance-based, allowing the use of the Q-Sun.

Volkswagen’s international suppliers can now reduce their product testing costs, while meeting stringent industry standards for reliability and reproducibility. The low-maintenance Q-Sun Xe-3’s purchase and operating costs are much lower than those of competitive xenon testers.

Q-Lab Corporation is a global provider of scientific instruments and test services for research and development and quality control, with a focus on weathering and material durability testing. Q-Lab is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio USA with facilities in Florida and Arizona, as well as Manchester, England, Düsseldorf, Germany, and Shanghai, China.

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Q-Lab is aglobal provider of material durability testing products since 1956. We design and manufacture Q-Panel Brand Standard Test Substrates as well as QUV Weathering Testers, Q-Sun Light Stability Chambers (xenon arc), and Q-Fog Corrosion Testers.
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