Industries which use environmental testing include: automotive, engineering, construction,medical, pharmaceutical, food processing, packaging and consumer. Everyday products such as car parts, cigarettes, make-up, medicines and kitchen appliances undergo testing by manufacturers to ensure their durability and effectiveness in certain environmental conditions.
An important reason for the process of environmental testing is that it finds flaws and weaknesses in product design and lifespan before it reaches the public market.These findings allow for production adjustments and result in a better quality product arriving on the market.
Once a product is tested and approved in extreme circumstances, there will be lower warranty claim expenses from replacement and repair, and this saves manufacturer expenditure.
Without testing products in a variety of environmental conditions, it is a high risk for a manufacturer to sell the products under warranty. Customers are increasingly demanding longer warranties on products and goods, and it is imperative that a manufacturer has tested the product that he or she is guaranteeing to avoid high reimbursement costs.
Testing can take many hours and can be a costly procedure depending on the size and process undertaken, and yet it is a wise manufacturing choice to undergo environmental testing, especially in terms of long-term expenditure and future benefit.