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Commonly used test standards for plastic aging testing


Plastic materials are widely used and indispensable components in household appliances, automobiles, mobile phones, personal computers, medical equipment and lighting equipment. During the use of plastic materials, due to prolonged exposure to sunlight, rain and other environments, the material itself will undergo performance changes such as embrittlement, fading and cracking. The annual economic losses due to the obsolescence of plastic materials run into tens of billions of dollars.

Aging test is one of the methods to understand the weather resistance of product materials during outdoor use. The following are some common items and standards for aging testing:

UV aging is commonly used Test standard:

ASTM G154/G53 Fluorescent UV lamp exposure test operation for non-metallic materials;

ASTM D4329 Fluorescent UV Exposure Test for Plastics;

ISO 4892-3:2006 Laboratory Light Source Exposure - Fluorescent UV Lamp;

SAE J2020 Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Parts in Condensing UV Fluorescent Weathering Equipment;

GB/T 16422.3 UV aging test standard.

General Test Standards for Xenon Lamp Aging:

ASTM G155-05a Xenon Lamp Aging Test;

ASTM D2565 Standard Practice for Xenon Arc Exposure Apparatus for Outdoor Plastics;

ASTM D4459 Accelerated Aging Test for Indoor Plastic Xenon Arc Lamp Exposure;

ASTM D1435 Outdoor Weathering of Plastics Recommended Test Methods;


ISO 4892-2:2006 Exposure to light sources in laboratories - Xenon arc;

ISO 877 Test methods for exposure of plastics - direct aging by sunlight, indirect aging by glass-filtered sunlight;

SAE J576 Plastic materials used in optical accessories (such as lenses or reflectors) of aautomotive lighting systems;

SAE J1976 Exterior Aging Test for Exterior Parts;


SAE J1885 Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Parts in Controlled Irradiation Water Cooled Xenon Arc Weathering Apparatus;

SAE J1960 Automotive Exterior Parts in Controlled Irradiance Water Cooled Xenon Arc Weathering Device Accelerated Exposure of Weathering Instrument;

SAE J2527 Xenon Lamp Aging Test of Automotive Interior Parts;


GB/T 16422 Plastic Laboratory Exposure Test Method to light sources (equivalent to ISO 4892-2) .

General Test Standards for Carbon Arc Lamp Aging Test:

ASTM G152, Cycle 1,2,6 Carbon Arc Aging Test;

ASTM D3361 Carbon Arc Aging Test for coatings;

ASTM D822 Carbon Arc Aging Test for Coatings;

ASTM D1499 Carbon Arc Aging Test;

JIS D0205- 1987 Test Method for Weather Resistance of Automotive Partslen.

Ozone Aging Test Common Test Standards:

ASTM D1149 Rubber Ozone Aging Test;

ASTM D1171


Rubber Ozone Aging Test;

ISO 10960 Ozone aging test for rubber and plastic hoses;

ISO 7326 Rubber and plastic hose anti-ozone performance evaluation under static conditions;

ISO 1431-1:2004 ozone aging test;

DIN 53509 ozone aging test.

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