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Accelerated Shelf Life Testing

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Accelerated aging and shelf life tests can help determine how environmental conditions including, temperature, humidity and light will affect the lifespan and integrity of your product.

Medical Device Accelerated Aging
Accelerated aging is especially important for medical device manufacturers to estimate the useful life of a product when it has yet to be determined under normal use. Our medical device testing experts can help predict the lifespan and safety of your product.

Our accelerated aging test methods use environmental chambers to determine the effects of temperature, humidity, UV exposure (UVA or UVB) and Cool White UV (indoor lighting cranked at a higher intensity) in compressed time and in a laboratory environment. The most common accelerated aging test we perform is ASTM F1980.

Element is equipped with a wide variety of environmental chambers and test set-ups to simulate such extremes and help determine the shelf life and durability of your product.

What is the duration of an accelerated aging or shelf life test?
The calculation for length of testing time is derived from the Arrhenius reaction rate function. The ultimate test duration is up to you, but there are plenty of industry recognized standards to follow.

Our experts can use their experience and known industry standards to help decide the testing best suited for your product. For more information about our accelerated aging and shelf life testing, contact us today.

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