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Selective Review of Weathering Tests for Sealants and Thoughts on the Development of Novel Test Concept Based on Simultaneous Weathering and Movement
Klosowski, Jerome M.
PresidentChief ChemistScientist Emeritus, Klosowski Scientific, Inc.Engineering Diagnostics, Inc.Dow Corning Corporation SWR InstituteFASTM, Adhesives Age Award, Bay City, MI
Gorman, Patrick D.
PresidentFirst Vice-ChairmanPast President, Gorman Moisture Protection, Inc.ASTM C24SWR Institute, El Paso, TX
(Received 14 October 2008; accepted 22 September 2009)
This paper reviews sealant weathering test methods developed during the past 40 years and highlights the fact that repeated movement cycles were shown to be important to reproduce some of the damage seen on real buildings. The studies reviewed further demonstrate that water, sunlight (especially the UV portion), and heat are important degradation factors that act on real buildings.
accelerated testing, outdoor weathering, artificial weathering, sealants, fatigue, review
Paper ID: JAI102186
Title Selective Review of Weathering Tests for Sealants and Thoughts on the Development of Novel Test Concept Based on Simultaneous Weathering and Movement
Symposium Presented at the ASTM Third Symposium on Durability of Building and Construction Sealants and Adhesives, 2008-06-26
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