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Effects of Relative Humidity on Photodegradation of Acrylic Melamine Coatings: A Quantitative Study

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Author(s)

Tinh Nguyen, Jonathan W. Martin, E Byrd, N Embree

Abstract

Service life prediction methodology based on correlating short-term performance with outdoor data is not a fundamentally sound approach because the weather never duplicates itself. Experiments having over 200 different combinations of exposure conditions of UV light, temperature, and relative humidity have been conducted to generate experimental data for validating the reliability-theory approach to predict the service life of polymeric coatings. The UV source was supplied by 1000 W xenon arc solar simulators, and relative humidities (RH) were provided by special-design humidity generators, which controlled RHs in the 0 % to 90 % range to within 3 %. Radiation absorbed in the film and coating degradation were measured by UV-visible and FTIr spectroscopies, respectively. The effects of relative humidity (
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting
Volume
220
Conference Dates
August 1, 2000
Conference Title
American Chemical Society

Keywords

building technology, coatings, degradation, FTIR, moisture, photodegradation, polymer, quantum yield, relative humidity

Citation

Nguyen, T. , Martin, J. , Byrd, E. and Embree, N. (2000), Effects of Relative Humidity on Photodegradation of Acrylic Melamine Coatings: A Quantitative Study, Proceedings of the American Chemical Society Meeting, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860279 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created August 1, 2000, Updated February 19, 2017