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Uses of Fogging Testing

In high temperatures, materials used in vehicles, such as plastics, textiles, rubber, and leathers, evaporate and condense on the glass, causing dangerous driving conditions. The fogging test is appropriate for determining the fogging properties of certain automotive interiors, as well as the fogging characteristics of HID bulbs.

Fogging characteristics of volatile elements of decorating materials used in cars and aircraft, such as plastic articles, polyurethane, fabrics, leather, adhesives, nonwovens, and thermal forming elastomers, are evaluated using a fogging tester. It could also be used to evaluate the fogging phenomenon of automobile high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps.


Maeon lab offers a fogging testing lab where you may evaluate the performance of polymeric materials in controlled conditions that are designed to imitate real-world scenarios. The outgassing of volatile and semi-volatile gasses, when exposed to increased temperatures, test solutions, and moisture, are all performance requirements. Fogging testing uses multiple standards such as DIN, ISO, and SAE to replicate automobile interior out-gassing in a fast, measured, and repeatable manner. The goal of this research is to aid material makers in finding and producing materials that emit fewer SVOCs.