SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 2010

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


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.

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Klosowski, Jerome, M.
FASTM, New York, NY
Gorman, Patrick, D.
SWR Institute, Kansas City, MO
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Developed by Committee: C24
Pages: 73–83
DOI: 10.1520/STP48963S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-8408-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-3426-3