Accelerated aging uses aggravated conditions of heat, humidity, vibration, and other environmental stimuli to help determine the long-term effects of expected levels of stress in a much shorter time frame. These tests cycle through stages of applied stresses causing materials to react as they would over a long period of storage or shipment to help verify shelf-life and storage performance.
Accelerated aging tests help determine product storage requirements as well as establish acceptable parameters for products and package expiration dates. Accelerated aging can also help determine the expected life-cycle of products and assemblies.
Our Accelerated Aging Testing Services
One of the most common accelerated aging standards requested in our labs is ASTM F1980. This standard addresses the scope of testing for sterile barrier systems for medical device packaging.
Temperature and humidity storage and cycling for long-term, intermediate, and accelerated conditions are available.