Sun

The CPS sun test is conducted to determine accelerated lightfastness and photostability in end-use applications. The Heraeus system at ARDL uses a 1,100 watt, air-cooled Xenon Arc lamp with a total exposure area of 560 cm2 (86 in2) and an integrated water immersion table. Common applications for this testing are pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, dental and medical materials, plastics and textiles. ARDL can test to ICH guidelines, ASTM, ISO, AATCC, EPA and Qualicoat specifications.

Available Methods

Colorfastness to Light

Colorfastness to Light, Xenon-Arc Lamp

AATCC Test Method 16

Determination of Colour Stability - Dental Materials

Determination of Colour Stability

ISO 7491

Exposure to Filtered Xenon-arc Radiation

Artificial weathering and exposure to artificial radiation - Exposure to filtered xenon-arc radiation

ISO 11341

Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources

ISO 4892-1 - Plastics Methods of Exposure to Laboratory Light Sources Part 1: General Guidance

ISO 4892-1-2-5-6-9-16

Nonmetallic Material Exposure Using Laboratory Light Sources

Standard Practice for Exposing Nonmetallic Materials in Accelerated Test Devices that Use Laboratory Light Sources

ASTM G 151

Opthalmic Implants Testing

Intraocular Lenses Part 5: Biocompatibility

ISO 11979-5

Photostability Testing of New Drug Substances and Products

Stability Testing: Photostability Testing of New Drug Substances and Products

ICH Guideline Q1B

Polymer-based Filling, Restorative and Luting Material Testing - Dentistry

Polymer-based Filling, Restorative and Luting Materials

ISO 4049

Printing Inks and Related Materials - Testing

Standard Guide for Testing Printing Inks and Related Materials

ASTM D 5010

Relative Lightfastness and Weatherabilty of Printed Matter

Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Relative Lightfastness and Weatherability of Printed Matter

ASTM D 3424 (Except Method 2)

Stability Testing of Biotechnological Biological Products

Quality of Biotechnological Products: Stability Testing of Biotechnological Biological Products

ICH Guideline Q5C