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Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers

Date Event Location Country Language Type
Jun 15, 2021 Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers Online EN Online Seminar Register
Sep 08, 2021 Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers Online EN Online Seminar Register

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"Under the synergistic impact of weather factors, polymeric materials undergo chemical and physical ageing processes, leading to property changes and ultimately to product failure. Photodegradation, chemical and physical processes, as well as external stresses run on very different time scales. Some degradation processes can be easily accelerated, others not. This requires a “balanced” acceleration of the individual processes. When attempting to accelerate the natural weather deterioration of a complex material system, use extreme caution when accelerating and study the material properties and end-use conditions in detail. Knowing the relevant aging processes and understanding their time scales and acceleration limits is critical to making the right testing decisions."