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Accelerated Ageing

Accelerated ageing is testing that uses aggravated conditions of heat, oxygen, sunlight, vibration etc. to speed up the normal aging processes of items. It is used to estimate the useful lifespan of a product or its shelf life when actual lifespan data is unavailable.

Accelerated ageing tests on solid rubber sheeting reflect the change in physical characteristics over time such as Elongation, Tensile Strength, and Compression Set.