Atlas Instruments Gain Marks & Spencer Approval

Linsengericht, (PresseBox) - Atlas, a global leader in weathering testing instruments and services, has gained Marks & Spencer approval for utilizing the Atlas Xenotest® 220/220+ and Ci3000+ Fade-Ometer® to meet C9 (Color Fastness to Light) and C9A (Color Fastness to Wet Light) test methods.

Atlas launched two new large capacity textile lightfastness testers, the Xenotest 220 and 220+, in mid 2010. These new Xenotest models both feature premium on-rack light and temperature sensor as well as non-aging optical filter technology. With a generous 38 sample test capacity providing users nearly double the testing capacity in the same footprint compared to predecessor, model Xenotest 150 S+. Coupled with their efficient utility usage, the Xenotest 220/220+ is today's most economical textile available.

Additionally M&S tested the Ci3000+ Fade-Ometer using a newly introduced quartz inner, CIRA on soda lime outer filter combination.

Over the last several months, both instruments underwent approval testing at the INTERTEK laboratory in the UK - Marks & Spencer's preferred accredited laboratory.

For further information on Atlas' weathering testing instruments or services, please visit Specific inquiries can be sent to:

ATLAS Material Testing Technology GmbH

Atlas is a recognized leader in material testing, offering a complete line of instruments and services for accelerated and natural weathering. In addition, the Atlas Consulting Group helps clients from various industries including photovoltaics, coatings, plastics, textiles, automotive and cosmetics develop the best weathering processes for their products.

In November 2010, Atlas joined AMETEK as part of AMETEK Measurement & Calibration Technologies (M&CT), a division of AMETEK's Electronic Instruments Group (EIG)-a recognized leader in advanced monitoring, testing, calibrating and display instruments.

Atlas Material Testing Technology is ISO 17025 and ISO 9001:2008 registered. Atlas products are designed and manufactured to conform to international, national and industry standard test methods including ISO, ASTM, DIN, JIS and numerous others.

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