Say Goodbye to Fading Industrial Fabrics
Our industrial fabric is known for its outstanding UV stability, weathering, anti-mildew, and strength. We recently tested our formula’s ability to produce vibrant colors that maintain their color after long-term UV exposure. To make it even more fun, we decided to test a competitor’s fabric at the same time.
The Testing Process
The samples were tested in our Q-Panel Accelerated Weathering Tester using a UVA340 light source. The samples were exposed to a cycle of 4 hours condensation (no UV) and 4 hours UV exposure. The samples were pulled after 2000 hours exposure and were checked visually.
About the Test
The QUV is a comparative test and the results depend on the material being tested, however they will show a failure of the polymer or pigments that are used in the formulation. When the polymer fails the physical properties degrade. When the pigment system fails the color changes. A rule of thumb for UVA340 is that 1000 hours exposure equates to 1 year of South Florida Exposure.
As you can see from the photo, Snyder’s fabric kept its vibrant color even after 2000 hours of exposure unlike the competitor’s product.