Journal of Polymers / 2016 / Article / Tab 3

Research Article

Weatherability of Polypropylene by Accelerated Weathering Tests and Outdoor Exposure Tests in Japan

Table 3

Exposed PP test pieces and conditions for 800 h accelerated weathering tests.

InstitutionTest piecesMachine nameManufacturerIrradiance (measurement wavelength range)BPTChamber temperatureChamber humidityWater spray time per total irradiation time
(W/m2/(nm))(°C)(°C)(%)(min/(min))

A1, 4, 57.5 kW Super Xenon Weather Meter SX75Suga Test Instruments60/(300–400)8350
B2, 3, 6Metaling Weather Meter SUV-W151Iwasaki Electric10005050 (RH)
C1, 4, 5Super Xenon Weather Meter SX75Suga Test Instruments60/(300–400)63385018/(120)
D2, 3, 6Low-Temperature Cycle Weather Meter
WEL-75XS-LHP-BEc
Suga Test Instruments390/(300–700)63 ± 34250 (set value)12/(60)
E1, 4, 5Super Xenon Weather Meter SC750-WASuga Test Instruments180/(300–400)63No control (26 35)5018/(120)
F2, 3, 6Super Xenon Weather Meter SX75Suga Test Instruments180/(300–400)63 ± 133 ± 150 ± 10 (RH)
G2, 3, 6Super Xenon Weather Meter (2-Tank Independent Type) SX2D-75Suga Test Instruments180/(300–400)63 ± 138 ± 150 ± 5 (RH)18/(120)
H1, 4, 5Atlas Weatherometer Ci3000Atlas60/(300–400)63 ± 238 ± 35018/(120)
I2, 3, 6Super Xenon Weather Meter SX75Suga Test Instruments180/(300–400)63 ± 35018/(120)
J1, 4, 5Super Xenon Weather Meter SX75-WAPSuga Test Instruments180/(300–400)6328 ± 360 (RH)2/(300)

Reported by manufacturer. During spray. During irradiation. RH: relative humidity.

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