UAP have recently added another fantastic product to their already impressive collection of door hardware; and this one is a particularly interesting object. The UAP Door Stay is versatile, easy to install and has been designed with durability in mind. All of these qualities make the Door Stay an extremely cost-effective item of quality door hardware; so it is no wonder it is already proving to be popular!
And in order to assess the corrosion resistance of UAP’s own Door Stay brand against one of their closest competitors, they decided to conduct a small experiment- with some fascinating results!
Mark Rushton, UAP Quality Control Manager, explains, “The corrosion resistance was tested using a special salt spray cabinet, which produces a corrosive environment of dense saline fog, so exposed parts were subjected to severely corrosive conditions. The chrome door stays were then deposited in the cabinet and were removed after 144 hours (6 days).”
He continues, “Both door stays were subjected to the same exposure in the salt spray machine over a period of 6 days. However, there was a significant and noticeable difference in the results!”
“The first Door Stay had a very poor performance, with almost severe corrosion of the chrome coating, whereas UAP’s own brand Door Stay performed to an acceptable standard, and only displayed some small areas of mild corrosion.”
Mark concludes, “Judging by these findings, the chrome finish on the UAP branded Door Stay was far superior to the coating on the other Door Stay sample. By testing out these two products, we could determine how our Door Stay would perform when exposed to the elements, and it passed the inspection with flying colours!”
For more information regarding the functional, homeowner-friendly Door Stay get in touch with UAP at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the sales team on 0161 796 7268.