EPDM has been in construction use for many years; however the recently formed division of Adshead Ratcliffe, ARBO Façade Solutions, decided to have their vertical membrane material independently tested. We submitted our standard EPDM material for testing and are pleased to receive an independent test report from the British Board of Agrĕment.
Samples of our product have been tested to a continuous 80ºC for 100 day and 200 day test exposure. The test is derived from BS EN ISO 527 Parts 1 and 3 and is designed to mimic the effect of ageing without having to wait 25 or 50 years for the results to come through!
Product is tested initially for strength and elongation. Samples are then subjected to continuous high temperature and then re-tested.
From the raw data (see attached report) we are happy to conclude that our EPDM remains almost unchanged after such drastic exposure testing, thus saving us having to wait for our 25 year testing plan to finish!