Selective Review of Weathering Tests for Sealants and Thoughts on the Development of Novel Test Concept Based on Simultaneous Weathering and Movement

    Volume 7, Issue 1 (January 2010)

    ISSN: 1546-962X

    CODEN: JAIOAD

    Published Online: 12 November 2009

    Page Count: 8


    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)

    Abstract

    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.


    Paper ID: JAI102186

    DOI: 10.1520/JAI102186

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    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
    Committee C24