New Xenotest® Beta+ FD Improves Consumer Goods Testing

Linsengericht, (PresseBox) - Atlas Material Testing Technology, the global leader in weathering durability testing equipment and services, is pleased to introduce the Xenotest Beta+ FD, an enhanced version of its weathering testing instrument the Xenotest Beta+.

Atlas' new Xenotest Beta+ FD enables consumer goods manufacturers to test products realistically under accelerated conditions-typically with time-saving factors of >10 vs. real time.

The Beta+ FD offers two custom racks: a 1-tier bottle rack and a 2-tier soft-packaging rack. Both carry loads up to 20 kg and fit a wide variety of specimen shapes and sizes. Other features include the use of economical non-aging XENOCHROME® filters which consistently deliver the right light, an efficient chiller that guarantees realistic test temperatures even at high acceleration levels, and easy programming and monitoring using new online features.

The Beta+ FD is an ideal instrument for helping you choose the right ingredients and packaging materials for your products, as well as supporting service life claims.

The success of today's consumer goods such as drinks, foodstuffs, personal care, and household products, is highly dependent upon their packaging. The use of transparent packaging is often preferred by manufacturers as it enables contents to easily be seen by consumers. Oftentimes, the ability to see attractive colors through transparent packaging plays a key role in influencing spontaneous purchasing decisions of certain products or brands. However, wherever there is light, there is a risk for photo-induced reactions that can impact colorants, vitamins, flavors, scents, or product homogeneity.

For further information on Atlas' weathering testing instruments or services, please visit www.atlas-mts.com. Specific inquiries can be sent to: info@atlasmtt.de.

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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