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Product Test Laboratory Announces QUV Accelerated Weathering Capability

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Westpak, Inc., a leading independent third-party testing laboratory, is pleased to announce the addition of Ultraviolet Accelerated Weathering Testing per the ASTM G154 standard to its test portfolio. Westpak conducts specialized ultraviolet (UV) testing using a Q-Lab QUV test chamber which quickly, accurately and economically reproduces the damage caused by many years of exposure to the combined detrimental effects of sunlight, high temperature, and moisture to materials and products.

"We're excited about adding the QUV chamber to our test lab because we've seen an increase in demand for both outdoor material and product testing." states Phillip Cota, Director of Engineering. "The QUV tester complements the other UV simulators we already have and adds another two dozen or so tests to our capabilities."

The QUV test chamber exposes coupons and small assemblies to a combination of elevated temperature, UV light, water spray and high humidity during test cycles to accurately reproduce the damaging effects of sunlight, heat, and moisture over time. Significant savings in time and expense are achieved compared to outdoor testing.

For more information regarding Westpak's Accelerated Weathering Testing and its Reliability Testing Division please visit http://www.westpak.com/QUV_accel_weathering

About Westpak

Westpak, Inc., established in 1986, is a leading independent testing laboratory with facilities in San Jose and San Diego, California. Westpak laboratories are accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 by the American Association of Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for a wide variety of test procedures. Westpak specializes in product reliability, distribution, packaging, and related custom testing services for pharmaceutical, medical device, solar, technology and other industries. Westpak's philosophy continues to be "Integrity is the priceless ingredient in testing." Visit http://www.westpak.com/

Westpak, Inc.
83 Great Oaks Boulevard
San Jose, California 95119
408-224-1300

10326 Roselle Street
San Diego, California 92121
858-623-8100

SOURCE Westpak, Inc.

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