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Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials

Global Perspectives

  • Jonathan W. Martin
  • Rose A. Ryntz
  • Joannie Chin
  • Ray A. Dickie


  • Culminates more than two decades of intensive work, at industrial and government research laboratories, on key issues of service life prediction for polymeric materials

  • Discusses strategies for implementing these advances and identifies outstanding scientific issues that need to be addressed

  • Places the understanding of polymeric materials degradation under a new, solid scientific footing leading to improved test methodologies to vastly improve materials and processes

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Linking Field and Laboratory Exposure Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Xiaohong Gu, Debbie Stanley, Walter E. Byrd, Brian Dickens, Iliana Vaca-Trigo, William Q. Meeker et al.
      Pages 3-28
  3. Advances in Field and Laboratory Exposure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Kenneth M. White, Richard M. Fischer, Warren D. Ketola
      Pages 71-82
    3. Anthony Buxton, Jon A. Graystone, Richard Holman, Francesco Macchi
      Pages 93-114
    4. Christopher C. White, Kar Tean Tan, Donald L. Hunston, R. Sam Williams
      Pages 115-128
    5. R. Sam Williams, Steve Lacher, Corey Halpin, Christopher White
      Pages 129-151
    6. James E. Pickett, Jonathan R. Sargent
      Pages 153-169
    7. Kenneth Moller, Anna Backman, Bo Carlsson, Magnus Palm, Sahar Al-Malaika, Husam Sheena et al.
      Pages 229-240
  4. Characterizing and Modeling Color and Appearance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255

About these proceedings


Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Global Perspectives combines content developed from topics discussed in the Fourth International Symposium on Service Life Prediction (Key Largo, Florida, December 2006). This critical examination of existing and alternative methodologies for evaluation of the service life of polymeric materials presents readers with the advances in accelerated and field exposure testing protocols. Written by established experts in the service life community, this volume introduces advanced test methods, including high throughput and combinatorial analyses, and decision support systems having a strong scientific basis.

Researchers, engineers, and coatings technologists involved with materials and polymer science will find Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Global Perspectives a useful reference.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan W. Martin
    • 1
  • Rose A. Ryntz
    • 2
  • Joannie Chin
    • 3
  • Ray A. Dickie
    • 4
  1. 1.Materials & Construction Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards&Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.IAC Group North AmericaDearbornUSA
  3. 3.Materials & Construction Research DivisionNational Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)GaithersburgUSA
  4. 4.Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT)Plymouth MeetingUSA

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