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Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials: Over the Horizon

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 2013, 2006, 2004, 1999, and 1997. The results of this meeting will be compiled into a published volume.

All areas of the service life prediction will be addressed including:

Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials
Service Life Prediction of Polymeric Materials

Advances in Field exposures

Advances in Laboratory exposures

Challenges related to specific applications (PV, nuclear, wind, construction)

Characterization of polymer properties

Correlation between Lab. And Field Exposure

Effect of coating weathering on substrate corrosion

How to Understand Moisture in SLP

Industrial needs for service life prediction

New Material challenges

Progress in validating service life prediction models

Reliability and Durability of Polymeric and Nano- Materials

Standards needs

Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering

Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering Sea
Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics

1st Edition - Volume

Editors: Christopher C. White Kenneth M. White James E. Pickett
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323497763
Imprint: William Andrew
Published Date: 29th September 2017
Page Count: 334

View all volumes in this series: Plastics Design Library

If you have questions, please contact Chris White at (Christopher.white [at] (Christopher[dot]white[at]nist[dot]gov)) or (301) 975-6016.

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Underwriters Laboratories and NIST

The next SLP Conference will be held March 18-23, 2018 in Boulder, CO.

* Download the agenda here

This exciting program will start on Sunday with a reception at the Hilton 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 hold a two hour discussion on updating the 746 process. All are encouraged to attend and participate. Especially on Monday where Thomas Fabian and Noe Navarro will give overview lectures.

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

Created May 28, 2015, Updated August 28, 2017