FIBCA conducted extensive studies with both indoor accelerated laboratory testing and actual outdoor weathering exposure to determine the correlation between the two. This testing took more than a year to conduct and involved multiple third-party test labs.
FIBC fabrics utilize UV additives for protection. The type and quantity of these additives will vary from one fabric manufacturer to another. Therefore, fabrics may perform differently during indoor accelerated laboratory testing and actual outdoor weathering exposure. Additionally, because locations and regions around the world experience a variety of environmental conditions, results from actual outdoor exposure will vary. Therefore, FIBCA recommends that users do not store FIBCs outside or in areas where they experience prolonged exposure to UV radiation or elements of the environment.
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