If buildings are to endure the elements, companies must develop high-quality waterproofing and sealant products that meet the strictest of standards. By protecting construction materials against the effects of water damage, these products play an essential role in reducing the costs of structural maintenance and increasing the longevity of buildings.
To determine the effectiveness of newly developed waterproofing and sealant products, researchers and companies rely on permeability testers that can measure the rate of water transmission through materials. Beyond their applications for waterproofing and sealant testing, these machines are also used in a wide range of industries to test the water resistance of materials such as plastic films, rubber sheeting, paper products, and waterproof breathable fabrics.
Qualitest recently delivered two Water Vapor Transmission Rate Tester - W3/060 - Permeability Testers to one of North America's foremost suppliers of waterproofing and sealant products: one machine for inverted cups testing, and another for wet cups testing. These testers feature wide-ranging, high-precision automatic temperature and humidity control systems that support various combinations of non-standard test conditions. They are also equipped with the latest operating software, which incorporates user-friendly interfaces and intelligent data management functions to ensure uniform and repeatable test results.
With the aid of these devices, the company will be able to maintain the highest standards for its products and will continue protecting important structures from water damage.