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Accelerated Aging

Accelerated aging uses aggravated conditions of heat, humidity, vibration, and other environmental stimuli to help determine the long-term effects of expected levels of stress in a much shorter time frame. These tests cycle through stages of applied stresses causing materials to react as they would over a long period of storage or shipment to help verify shelf-life and storage performance.

Accelerated aging tests help determine product storage requirements as well as establish acceptable perimeters for products and package expiration dates. Accelerated aging can also help determine the expected life-cycle of products and assemblies.

Our Accelerated Aging Testing Services


One of the most common accelerated aging standards requested in our labs is ASTM F1980. This standard addresses the scope of testing for sterile barrier systems for medical device packaging.

Temperature and humidity storage and cycling for long-term, intermediate, and accelerated conditions are available.

Accelerated Aging Capabilities

Temperature Range: -20°C to 60°C, -4°C to 60°C
Humidity Range: 10% to 95% RH

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Products Tested


  • Medical products
  • Packaging
  • Assembled products
  • ...and more

Test Specifications

The following are a few of the common specifications that require the use of temperature and humidity testing. Tests may also be adapted to your specific needs, view full list of specifications

ASTM F1980- Standard Guide for Accelerated Aging of Sterile Barrier Systems for Medical Devices

  • This guide provides information for developing accelerated aging protocols to rapidly determine the effects, if any, due to the passage of time on the sterile integrity of the sterile barrier system (SBS) and the physical properties of their component packaging materials.
    • (Source: ASTM F1980 - 07)
    • Document available on ASTM web site: http://www.astm.org

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