Discoloration by UV Staining

ARDL performs several types of UV staining to evaluate product performance. Degradation of white, light-colored, or organic finishes of elastomer material surfaces can cause discoloration when exposed to moisture, humidity, heat and sunlight. ARDL’s testing helps customers develop products that will retain color fastness throughout their service lives.

Available Methods

Discoloration by UV Staining

Standard Test Method for Rubber Deterioration Heat and Ultraviolet Light Discoloration of Light-Colored Surfaces

ASTM D 1148