A "top-down" approach for estimating service lifetimes of polymer coating films in weathering

B. R. Hinderliter, Yechun Wang, S. G. Croll

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Directly correlating lifetime to coating composition by using standardized, artificial exposures, or even natural exposure is well-known to be very difficult. Understanding the chemistry and mechanisms of degradation ("bottom-up") is very valuable for understanding how to improve product performance, but does not indicate the likely extension to product lifetime. A scheme is presented showing how such material science knowledge may be used to make quantitative estimates of end-use properties. It provides a means to organize our knowledge of degradation processes and environments, and for predicting coating properties based on simple models based on the physics of failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event2007 AIChE Annual Meeting - Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Duration: Nov 4 2007Nov 9 2007

Publication series

NameAIChE Annual Meeting, Conference Proceedings


Other2007 AIChE Annual Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City, UT


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