All paints and interior trims will fade, warp and, eventually, fail under heavy ultraviolet, corrosion and weather loads. The key is establishing when it will happen and benchmarking new products against the old to prevent regression when trying to move forward.
The combination of salt, water and metal is no great mystery, the result is entropy. Testing your protective coatings resistance in our salt water and fog chambers will give you valuable data on their effectiveness.
Testing your products in a controlled, concentrated Salt spray or fog chamber drastically accelerates the effects natural corrosion would have on them. This in turn gives an idea of how long the protective coating or material in question may last in the real world.
Benchmarking and running simultaneous trials allows you to select the most effective or cost effective coatings to protect your product and brand in a controlled manner before going to market.
4ward testing conforms to the latest updated ASTM B117-09 using high purity salt, free from anti-caking agent, with less than 0.3 ppm copper and Fluorine, Iodine and Bromine levels below 0.1%
Apart from the standard salt spray exposures to a full range of International standards, our chambers are capable of neutral spray.
We can also accommodate products of up to 1 cubic meter in volume, for example heavy units such as engine blocks.