The ELASTOCON EB 03 Windscreen Fogging Tester is an equipment for determination of windscreen fogging in vehicles according to ISO 6452, SAE J1756 and other automotive standards. It has integrated heating bath and cooling bath, and complete accessories according to various automotive standards can be supplied.
It is developed to test the fogging characteristics of all the materials utilized in the interior of a vehicle, including the amount of volatile components evaporated from textiles, leather, PVC and other polymeric materials. Fogging occurs mainly on the windscreen in the front of the car because of the position of the glass, which makes it colder when compared to the rest of the glass in the vehicle, thus causing the evaporated materials to get condensed on it in a relatively high concentration. Keeping a minimum fogging accumulation on the windscreen is important in order to ensure driving safety and to allow drivers to see through the windscreen clearly.
Several big vehicle manufacturers follow their own standards, in addition to the international standards mentioned.