Exterior surfaces experience degradative environmental conditions such as intense UV exposure, rain and temperature swings leading to deterioration. Coatings are low cost solutions offering decades of protection, preventing significant repair costs for buildings. The coating must withstand UV, mitigate water damage and express the flexibility required to maintain adhesion to dimensionally unstable substrates (i.e., wood) as they undergo thermal expansion and contraction through the days and seasons.

BASF has investigated paint film mechanics through accelerated thermal cycling grain crack and tensile testing with intent to correlate the film properties to exterior exposure data. In this webinar, we will demonstrate how adhesion after accelerated weathering combined with tensile elongation testing can be used to model outdoor weathering.

This webinar is intended for architectural coatings professionals, including:

  • Technical directors
  • Product development / R&D managers
  • Formulators / Bench chemists
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Note: This webinar was delivered on August 5, 2020. Email Jack R. Johnson Ph.D here to request the on-demand version.

 

Presenter

 
Nicholas Foley, PhD

Nicholas Foley, PhD has conducted research and developed new products with BASF for 10 years. His research has spanned from urethanes to acrylics with a focus on various applications including construction products, adhesives and architectural coatings. Nick earned a PhD in chemistry from North Carolina State University and a BS in biochemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Nicholas is currently a senior scientist and global technology manager for BASF’s architectural coatings group based in Charlotte, North Carolina.