Thursday, March 5, 2015
Atlas Material Testing Technology, LLC, the global leader in weathering technology and services, is pleased to announce the introduction of its latest innovation that utilizes "cool mirror" technology, the Low-Temperature EMMA®/EMMAQUA® (LT-EMMMA®/EMMAQUA®).
The LT-EMMA/EMMAQUA device delivers more than five years of equivalent radiation exposure as would be received in a standard outdoor testing rack in South Florida in a single year, but with cooler sample temperatures when compared to traditional EMMA/EMMAQUA testing.
The device achieves cooler sample temperatures through a patented "cool mirror" technology that has very high reflectance in the UV and near visible wavelength ranges, while attenuating reflectance in the longer wavelength visible and IR portions of the solar spectrum.
"LT-EMMA/EMMAQUA is the latest advancement in our growing line of outdoor accelerated devices that are unmatched in the weathering industry. This new technology is ideal for temperature-sensitive materials such as vinyl siding and composite decking. Also, the LT-EMMA/EMMAQUA device is compliant with ASTM G90," said Richard Slomko, Director of Atlas’ Weathering Services Group.
"We are excited to add the new LT-EMMA/EMMAQUA device to Atlas’ accelerated outdoor testing services, which includes our traditional, Temperature-Controlled, Moisture-Controlled, and Ultra-Accelerated EMMA/EMMAQUA devices. These services, coupled with our revolutionary Ultra-Accelerated Weathering System, which offers an acceleration factor of up to 63X, puts Atlas light-years ahead of the competition." Slomko noted.
About Atlas Material Testing Technology - www.atlas-mts.com
Atlas is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. In addition, the Atlas Consulting Group helps clients from various industries, including photovoltaics, coatings, plastics, textiles, automotive and cosmetics, to develop the best weathering processes for their products.
Atlas is a unit of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies, a division within AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group, a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibration and display instruments. AMETEK, Inc. is a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices.
Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.