The Mission: Modern high-performance exterior coatings
are expected to meet special demands. They must defy the
elements as long as possible. For, weathering gradually leads
to a gradual deterioration in the quality-determining paint
properties. This process needs to be delayed for as long as
possible. Predictions of coating durability are essential,
though, and must be obtained in the shortest time possible.
The Audience: Paint testers seeking an in-depth introduction
to the topic and to perform accelerated weathering tests
successfully. Paint developers seeking to better evaluate
the strengths and weaknesses as regards the predictability
and portability of results of the various different kinds of
accelerated weathering with a view to being able to counter the
risk of wrong decisions about whether to commence production
or to cancel a new development.
The Value: This fundamental work shows how to identify the
weak points of accelerated testing, to avoid errors and thus
to boost confidence in the test results. Boasting a compact
theoretical section on the key fundamentals of paint ageing,
this book imparts the necessary expert knowledge that will
enable paint testers to make an informed choice about the
methods and instruments to employ in accelerated weathering.
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