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Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Vision for the Future


This conference will establish the current state of service life prediction methodologies and produce the roadmap for future technical, standards, and commercial needs for polymer containing materials exposed to outdoor weathering. This conference builds on the success of the previous on Service Life Prediction meetings held in 2006, 2004, 1999, and 1997. The results of this meeting will be compiled into a published volume.

Program coverAll areas of the service life prediction will be addressed including:

  • Industrial needs for service life prediction
  • Advances in Field exposures
  • Advances in Laboratory exposures
  • Correlation between Lab. And Field Exposure
  • Reliability and Durability of Polymeric and Nano- Materials
  • Characterization of polymer properties
  • Standards needs
  • New Material challenges
  • Progress in validating service life prediction models
  • Challenges related to specific applications (PV, nuclear, wind, construction)


This exciting program will start on Sunday with a reception at the Hyatt Hotel. The format for the talks is 30 minutes for each talk followed by an hour moderated panel session. The mornings will feature five talks and the evenings will feature three talks.

Each day in the late afternoon, Our partners at UL will holds a two hour discussion on updating the 746 process. All are encouraged to attend and participate. Especially on Monday where Thomas Chapin and Noe Navarro will give overview lectures.

On Thursday, NSF and NIST are cosponsoring a modeling workshop that will run most of the day. These should be exciting talks.

This strong technical program features 42 presentations from across the globe with a healthy mix of Industrial, Academic and Government perspectives.

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Start Date: Sunday, March 3, 2013
End Date: Friday, March 8, 2013
Location: Hyatt Hotel, Monterey, CA, USA
Format: Conference


Underwriters Laboratories and NIST

Technical Contact:

Chris White
(301) 975-6016