Service Life Prediction of Exterior Plastics

Vision for the Future

  • Christopher C. White
  • Jon Martin
  • J. Thomas Chapin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mogon Patel, Laura Pilon, Peter Beavis, Paul Morrell, Niaz Khan, Anil Kumar et al.
    Pages 151-164
  3. Anja Geburtig, Volker Wachtendorf, Peter Trubiroha, Matthias Zäh, Artur Schönlein, Axel Müller et al.
    Pages 215-229
  4. Kar Tean Tan, Christopher White, Donald Hunston, Aaron Forster, Deborah Stanley, Amy Langhorst et al.
    Pages 231-248
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 249-252

About these proceedings


This book defines the current state-of-the-art for predicting the lifetime of plastics exposed to weather and outlines future research needed to advance this important field of study. Coverage includes progress in developing new science and test methods to determine how materials respond to weather exposure. This book is ideal for researchers and professionals working in the field of service life prediction.

This book also:

Examines numerous consensus standards that affect commercial products allowing readers to see the future of standards related to service life prediction

Provides the scientific foundation for the latest commercially viable instruments

Presents groundbreaking research, including the blueprint of a new test method that will significantly shorten the service life prediction process time

Covers two of the latest verified predictive models, which demonstrate realized-potential to transform the field


Plastics Engineering Service Life Prediction Structurally Plastic Composite Plane Weather Exposure

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher C. White
    • 1
  • Jon Martin
    • 2
  • J. Thomas Chapin
    • 3
  1. 1.Polymeric Materials GroupNational Institute of Standards and TechnologyGaithersburgUSA
  2. 2.Montgomery VillageUSA
  3. 3.Underwriters Laboratories Inc.NorthbrookUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-06033-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-06034-7
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