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    Comparison of Outdoor Behind Glass Weathering Exposure Standard Practices in Arizona and Florida

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    Behind glass outdoor exposure testing is widely used within the automotive industry for the qualification of interior materials. This paper presents color change data for fourteen materials that underwent behind glass exposure testing, both in Arizona and south Florida. Six separate behind glass exposure methods were used for the Arizona testing and three for the Florida testing. All of the under glass exposures in this experiment are test methods that are either being used or accepted by major automotive companies. Color change test data is compared for all of the behind glass exposure methods and the resultant differences in test results and their causes are discussed.


    behind glass exposure testing, exposure testing, accelerated weathering

    Author Information:

    Putman, WJ
    Vice President Quality Assurance and Research, DSET Laboratories, Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

    McGreer, M
    Manager, Evaluation Services, DSET Laboratories, Inc.,

    Committee/Subcommittee: G03.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP16157S