Comparison

 IPE / WPC / RESYSTA

Material properties

RESYSTA MATERIAL IN COMPARISON

cracking

swelling

splintering

rotting

insect infestation

waterproof

slip-resistant

Softwood

Hardwood

UPM Timber (Pine & Spruce)

WPC

Resysta

Best result after 2000 hours, 15 materials tested

XENON TEST

Task:

In cooperation with the renowned „eph-Institut“ located in Dresden, Germany – Resysta carried out an „artificial weathering test of selected materials“. The Xenon test was chosen as test procedure.

Test Performance:

Artificial weathering was carried out for 2000 h (after 650 MJ/m2 irradiation) with a Xenon tester CI 3000 (test device KL 31) according to DIN EN 11341. Artificial weathering was conducted at the following test conditions:

  • 55°C black standard temperature
  • 50% relative humidity
  • Radiation intensity 0.5 W (m2 x nm) at 340 nm
  • Weathering cycle: spray cycle 18 min, drying phase 102 min

A factor of 15-25 can be applied to this 2000 h test. Assuming factor 20 and an average of 7 sunshine hours per day (Central Europe) this corresponds to a weathering period of 15 years.

The following assessments were carried out to characterize the weathering resistance:

  • visual evaluation of color change by means of gray scale according to DIN EN 20105-A02
  • visual evaluation after 500 h, 1000 h, 1500 h and 2000 h.

 

Test Material:

eph-Institut“ was provided with 15 material samples with two test specimen each. One specimen of each version was subject to the weathering test.

IPE / TEAK

WPC

RESYSTA USA logo
IPE initial
IPE initial state
IPE after 2000 hrs
after 2000 hrs
WPC initial
WPC initial state
WPC after 2000 hrs
after 2000 hrs
Resysta initial
RESYSTA initial state
RESYSTA 2K after 2000 hrs
after 2000 hrs

Resysta led in collaboration with the renowned Dresden “eph-Institut” a “artificial weathering of selected materials”.

The xenon test was selected as the test method.

Winner in the long-term test

CONCLUSION:
Resysta combines all the materials tested
natural look and feel are the most convincing with longevity.

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