Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers

2011 Edition
| Editors: Jan W. Gooch


  • Jan W. Gooch
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-6247-8_12750

An apparatus, used to estimate the life of coatings, in which specimen materials can be subjected to artificial and accelerated weathering tests which simulate natural weathering by the use of controlled cycles of ultraviolet radiation, light, water, and heat. Electric arcs, water spray, and heating elements are used to simulate the natural conditions of sun, rain, and temperature changes. (Paint and Coating Testing Manual (Gardner-Sward Handbook) MNL 17, (1995) 14th Ed., ASTM, Conshohocken, PA, 1995) See  Accelerated Weathering.

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  • Jan W. Gooch
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA