Natural and Laboratory Accelerated Weathering Tests for Paints and Coatings

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Coatings are essential in various applications like car paint, marine coatings, coatings on wood and plastics, and architectural protection. However, solar irradiance, heat, and water induce microscopic ageing processes that lead to macroscopic changes like fading, discoloration, flaking, delamination, cracks, and gloss loss over time. 

Detecting the point in time when these property changes reach a critical level for failure is crucial. Conducting proper weathering tests, both outdoors and in accelerated weathering instruments, can help prevent premature failures in paints and coatings. 

In this Online Seminar you learn about: 

  • Environmental stress factors 
  • Typical coating failure modes 
  • Weathering testing technology 
  • Test methods and standards by application 
    • automotive exterior applications 
    • architectural applications 
    • marine applications 
    • plastic and composite substrates