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The testing division of Cascade TEK, with laboratories in Hillsboro and Longmont
is now Element Materials Technology. Learn more at Element.com.

Accelerated Weathering Test - 1 Year Outdoors = How Long In A Test Chamber?

Posted on Jan 16th, 2014 by marybabitz
UV light testing - how long in a chamber

Many of our customers who want to perform accelerated weathering tests ask us how long in a test chamber equates to 1 year outdoors.   Unfortunately, there is no direct correlation.   Cascade TEK's accelerated weathering webpage offers more detail, but don’t take our word for it.  Attached is an article from Q-Lab Corporation, one of the leading manufacturers of weathering/UV exposure chambers.

How Expensive Not To Test? Ask Williams Sonoma

Posted on Jul 1st, 2013 by marybabitz

Williams Sonoma, Inc. has agreed to pay a civil penalty just shy of $1 Million for failing to report defective wooden hammock stands.  The wooden part of the stand would deteriorate when exposed to outdoor conditions, but the failure was not noticeable until the hammock collapsed.   45 people (fortunate enough to be able to lounge in a hammock) experienced the collapse and 12 of those people required medical attention.  It was unclear if any drinks were spilled during any of the hammock collapse incidents.

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