Service Life Prediction of Polymers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering

Christopher C. White, Kenneth M. White, James E. Pickett (eds.), William Andrew Publishing/Elsevier, Oxford, UK, 2017, 342 p., hardcover, ISBN 978-0-323-49776-3, ebook, ISBN 978-0-323-49777-0, USD 250.00

Despite extensive efforts over the past 20 – 30 years, testing of polymeric materials in accelerated or natural weathering conditions and the interpretation of the weathering results still require substantial improvements. Service Life Prediction of Poly­mers and Plastics Exposed to Outdoor Weathering represents the state-of-the-art in the prediction techniques available and in development. It discusses plastics and polymers and their applications, from sealants used in construction, to polymer composites used in planes. This book reviews current research needs and provides a consensus roadmap of the scientific barriers to validated predictive models for the response of polymers and plastics to outdoor exposure.