Ultrashield Testing

ULTRASHIELD® VS. CONVENTIONAL DECKING

STAINS

Step 1: Stain with black ink

ultrashield decking
ULTRASHIELD® DECKING

conventional decking with ink
CONVENTIONAL DECKING
Step 2: Wipe out half of the ink
Step 3: Wash off by water
washing with water washing ink unsuccessful
Last Step: Dry and see the result
no ink penetration stain remains

 

SCRATCHES

  • Use 1mm needle
  • Test scratch damage under 8N-20N pressure
  • Test standard: FLTM BO 162-01

ultrashield decking
ULTRASHIELD® DECKING

conventional decking
CONVENTIONAL DECKING

ULTRASHIELD® 20N with NO OBVIOUS MARK
ULTRASHIELD® 20N: NO OBVIOUS MARK

CONVENTIONAL 8N: MARK APPEARS
CONVENTIONAL 8N: MARK APPEARS

ULTRASHIELD® 20N: NO OBVIOUS MARK
ULTRASHIELD® 20N: NO OBVIOUS MARK

CONVENTIONAL 8N: MARK APPEARS
CONVENTIONAL 8N: MARK APPEARS

ABRASIONS

  • Testing: 750g Weight, 60 turn/min, 1000 turns
  • Test Standard: ASTM D4060

abrasion-machine

Original

ULTRASHIELD®
ULTRASHIELD®

CONVENTIONAL COMPOSITE WOOD
CONVENTIONAL COMPOSITE WOOD
Scratch mark and the wore off powder weight after test

ULTRASHIELD® 23MG
ULTRASHIELD® 23MG

CONVENTIONAL COMPOSITE WOOD 81MG
CONVENTIONAL COMPOSITE WOOD 81MG

UV

QUV chamber test up to 3000 hours
Observation & record in every 500 hours

ULTRASHIELD® 500 HRS: DELTA E: 0.65 -1.25
ULTRASHIELD® 500 HRS: DELTA E: 0.65 -1.25

ULTRASHIELD® 1000 HRS: DELTA E: 0.92 -1.41
ULTRASHIELD® 1000 HRS: DELTA E: 0.92 -1.41

ULTRASHIELD® 1500 HRS: DELTA E: 1.45 -1.63
ULTRASHIELD® 1500 HRS: DELTA E: 1.45 -1.63

ULTRASHIELD® 2000 HRS: DELTA E: 2.55 –3.54
ULTRASHIELD® 2000 HRS: DELTA E: 2.55 –3.54

ULTRASHIELD® 2500 HRS: DELTA E: 2.72 -3.63
ULTRASHIELD® 2500 HRS: DELTA E: 2.72 -3.63

ULTRASHIELD® 3000 HRS: DELTA E: 2.72 –3.75
ULTRASHIELD® 3000 HRS: DELTA E: 2.72 –3.75
summary
Summary: Tested in a QUV chamber for 3000 hours, experts say no visible color change can be observed at a Delta E < 5.0

BOILING

  • Step 1: Put the test samples in the container (the water level needs to cover the samples by at least 5 mm or more)
  • Step 2: Turn on the heating plate to 100 degrees Celsius and record/observe every 2 hours
  • Step 3: Samples need to be taken out every day and the duration should be recorded. The duration is recorded after the temperature of the hot plate reaches 100 degrees Celsius
  • Step 4: Repeat procedure 1-3 on the second day

 

BOIL THE BOARD UP TO 80 HOURS OR MORE
BOIL THE BOARD UP TO 80 HOURS OR MORE

 

PICTURES BELOW SHOW ULTRASHIELD AFTER A 90 HOUR BOILING TEST. THE RESULTS SHOW NO SEPARATION BETWEEN THE CAP LAYER AND THE CORE, NO DAMAGE, AND NO CRACKING

boiling test

boiling test

boiling test