The North Yorkshire manufacturer, which exports to over 40 countries, has purchased a QUV accelerated weathering tester machine that enables it to accurately predict the lifespan of all of its products; meaning they can sell them with a guaranteed lifespan.
Richard Shaw, managing director of Ellis, said: “Up until now we haven’t been able to guarantee a specific length of product life, which has proved to be a stumbling block when seeking to enter new markets – in particular when it comes to UV degradation of polymer products. And given polymer products have only been around for 40 years, there’s no historic supporting information available for them.”
“The investment in the QUV machine puts us in the advantageous position of being able to accurately, and confidently, state the installed lifespan of all polymer products, and provide a guarantee to that effect.”
Ellis commissioned the unit in October, and has already commenced a testing programme that will eventually catalogue projected lifespans for every one of its numerous polymer products.