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UV Degradation Effects on Plastic Materials-and Your Prevention Options (CHM487M)

Presented by: Jeffrey A. Jansen
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UV Radiation: Its Causes, Effects, and Cures

If you work with plastics, then you are well aware that outdoor exposure can have profound negative effects on the material’s strength, performance, and lifespan. Depending on their structure, different plastics are subject to varying degrees of ultraviolet-related degradation – though additives and protective coatings can be used to offset some of the damage.

Learn more about how stabilizers and coatings can improve UV resistance among plastic materials from polymer expert Jeffrey A. Jansen. In this informative session, Jansen will outline why and how UV exposure degrades plastics, the consequences, and how you can best test to determine if certain plastics will be negatively affected by UV exposure.

After attending, you will be better equipped to anticipate whether a specific material will be at risk from UV exposure—and to prevent weathering failure both through smart material selection and material preparation. Jansen will explain which specific stabilizing additives and protective coatings can be used to protect critical materials that are at high risk for UV degradation. Jansen will also include a failure case study to demonstrate how to put these principles to practical use.

Session Highlights

This program will teach you:

  • The mechanisms of UV degradation
  • The materials susceptible to and most affected by UV degradation
  • The effects of UV degradation on various plastic materials
  • How the use of stabilizers can improve the UV resistance of plastic materials
  • The role and effectiveness of protective coatings available
  • How testing can determine whether plastics are susceptible to UV degradation

Who Should Attend:

  • Design engineers
  • Plastic engineers
  • Materials engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Quality engineers
  • Designers
  • Managers
  • Chemists
  • Polymer scientists
  • Laboratory technicians
About Our Speaker(s)

Jeffrey A. Jansen | Plastic Material Failure Analysis SpeakerJeffrey A. Jansen
Jeffrey A. Jansen is Senior Managing Engineer and a Partner at The Madison Group, an independent polymeric materials engineering and consulting firm.  Jeff specializes in failure analysis, material identification and selection, as well as compatibility, aging, and lifetime prediction studies for thermoplastic and ther... More info

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