State-of-the-art assessment and research needs assessment of the current scientific knowledge of in-service prediction of polymers and plastics exposed to outdoor weathering
Development of a roadmap for modification and adoption of consensus standards related to in-service prediction of polymers and plastics exposed to outdoor weathering
Validating laboratory-based models and scaling-up for service life prediction
Predicting Field Degradation of Sealants Using Accelerated Tests from the NIST Solar Sphere
Selecting a statistical method for validation of life prediction models
Development of Weathering Cycles for Qualitative Service Life Analysis as a Precursor to Accurate Service Life Prediction Protocols: Contemporary Examples
Predicting chemical compatibility and aging of materials in a system: a combined experimental and modeling approach
Towards a predictive, multi-scale aging model for complex silicone architectures - Insights into structural control and response to environmental stressors
Case Studies to Assess the Effects of Accelerated Weathering Stresses Used to Predict Service Life
A Study of Nano-mechanical Test Methods as Predictive Tools for Coating Changes in Weathering
Degradation of ethylene-propylene-diene elastomer by heat and/or radiation
Challenges in Accelerated Weather Testing, Method Development, and Service Life Prediction of Exterior Commercial Airplane Coatings
Combination of material characterization and cyclic fatigue testing for investigation of elastomer aging
Plastics and polymers have unique properties that make most of modern life possible - from sealants used in construction to polymer composites used in planes. While these materials are important enablers for advanced technologies, exposure to weather changes the very properties of plastics that make them so useful.
Despite extensive efforts over the past 20-30 years, testing of polymeric materials in accelerated or natural weathering conditions and the interpretation of the weathering results still require substantial improvements. This book represents the state-of-the-art in the prediction techniques available and in development: engineers and materials scientists working in this field will be able to use the content of this book to assess the strengths and challenges of a range of different methods and approaches.
The book reviews current research needs and provides a consensus road map of the scientific barriers to a validated predictive models for the response of polymers and plastics to outdoor exposure. A second road map included in this volume will detail the barriers to implantation of the completed technical work into industry consensus standards.
Knowledge of the durability is critical to the sustainability score of a material. Readers interested in sustainability will be able to use this volume to understand what is possible in durability determinations.
- Enables engineers and scientists in a range of industries to more successfully predict the durability of polymers, paints and coatings when exposed to weather
- Provides the latest information to help determine the sustainability of polymeric materials
- Reviews the current state-of-the-art in this area and identifies research needs, followed by more detailed discussions of specific polymers and applications
Scientists in industry and academia focused on predicting the in-service performance of plastics, polymers, adhesives and coatings.Design engineers, manufacturing engineers, materials engineers, and failure analysis specialists in a range of industries - including automotive, aerospace, building and construction, electrical
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- 1st October 2017
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Christopher C. White is a Research Chemist in the Polymeric Materials Group at the USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He has 20 years of experience in service life prediction of polymers, and is the organizer and technical leader for the March 2016 gathering of international experts in the field of service life prediction.
Chris White is a Research Chemist in the Polymeric Materials Group at the USA's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
Kenneth M. White is Lead Research Specialist in the Weathering Research Center of the 3M Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory. He is a recognized world leader in the weathering of polymers and has contributed to some of the most influential and well cited publications and presentations in this field.
Lead Research Specialist, Weathering Research Center, 3M Corporate Research Analytical Laboratory
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.
James Pickett is now a consultant, having retired from GE Global Research after 33.5 years as a physical organic chemist.