Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Coatings - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128183670

Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Coatings

1st Edition

Enhanced Methods

Editors: Christopher White Mark Nichols James Pickett
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128183670
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 1st April 2020
Page Count: 350
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: The effect of UV and weathering on polymers and plastics
2. Why is Service Life Prediction of polymers and plastics exposed to outdoor weathering important? An industrial perspective
3. An End User Perspective on Prediction of In-Service Prediction of Polymers and Plastics exposed to Outdoor Weathering
4. Progress in developing a rapid recertification approach to polymer mixtures. How the 2000 h program for thermal aging complements existing standards infrastructure
5. Structural Insulated Panels for Housing Construction: Development of Guidelines to Assess Composite Durability for a Fifty-year Service in the Canadian Climate
6. Building Hierarchical Bayesian Models for Sealant Data from the NIST Solar Sphere
7. Unraveling Reaction Pathways to Predict Degradation Rates in PET
8. How long should I run my weathering test to reproduce 1 year of outdoor aging?
9. An experimental and triple-mode sorption modelling of sorption and diffusion in polymeric materials
10. Accelerated weathering parameters for aromatic polymers
11. Case Studies to Assess the Effects of Accelerated Weathering Stresses Used to Predict Service Life
12. An Analysis of Thermal and Humidity Cycling Stresses in Automotive Hard Coatings
13. Statistical models based on laboratory exposure successfully predict degradation of PE


Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Coatings: Enhanced Methods focuses on the cutting-edge science behind how plastic and polymer materials are modified by the effects of weathering, offering the latest advances in service life prediction methods. The chapters have been developed by experts based on their contributions as part of the 7th Service Life Prediction Meeting. The volume begins with the premise that it is possible to produce and design life predictions, also looking at how these predictions can be used. Subsequent chapters present new developments in service life prediction, examining the most important considerations in SLP design, timescales, and other major issues.

The book also considers the current state of the field in terms of both accomplishments and areas that require significant research going forward. This is a highly valuable reference for engineers, designers, technicians, scientists and R&D professionals who are looking to develop materials, components or products for outdoor applications across a range of industries. The book also supports academic researchers, scientists and advanced students with an interest in service life, the effects of weathering, material degradation, failure analysis, or sustainability across the fields of plastics engineering, polymer science and materials science.

Key Features

  • Presents novel prediction techniques for plastics and polymers exposed to outdoor weathering
  • Provides a consensus roadmap on the scientific barriers related to a validated, predictive model for the response of polymer and plastics to outdoor exposure
  • Enables the reader to assess and compare different methods and approaches to service life prediction


Industry: Plastics engineers, designers, technicians, scientists, and R&D professionals, looking to develop materials, components, or products, for outdoor applications, across a range of industries. Academia: Researchers, scientists and advanced students in plastics engineering, polymer science, and materials science


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About the Editors

Christopher White Editor

Chris White is a Research Chemist in the Polymeric Materials Group at the USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has 30 years of experience in service life prediction of polymers, over 100 peer reviewed publications, numerous books, and presentations. He is the organizer for 5th, 6th, and 7th Service life Prediction gatherings of international experts.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Chemist, Polymeric Materials Group, USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Mark Nichols Editor

Mark E. Nichols is the leader for the weathering group at the Ford Motor company. He is a recognized world leader in the weathering of polymers, and has contributed to numerous publications in the area.

Affiliations and Expertise

Technical Leader, Paint and Corrosion Research, Stamping and Structures Dept., Ford Research and Advanced Engineering, Ford Motor Company, USA

James Pickett Editor

James Pickett is now a consultant, having retired from GE Global Research after 33.5 years as a physical organic chemist. His work focuses on degradation, stabilization, testing, and lifetime prediction of plastics and coatings. He has over 60 issued US patents and has written over 50 peer reviewed papers and book chapters.

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly, Consultant and Physical Organic Chemist, GE Global Research