Effect of the environment on the durability of plastic- based materials

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TypeArticle
Journal titleMateriaux et constructions. Materials and Structures
ISSN0025-5432
Volume17
Issue98
Pages97105; # of pages: 9
Subjectpolymeric materials; deterioration; durability; weathering; building materials; plastics; natural, artificial environments; properties change; chemical degradation; discoloration; surface cracking; crazing; compounding ingredients loss (exudation, leaching); glass-reinforced plastic fibre release; electrical, mechanical properties impairment; loss of gloss; light transmission reduction; opacification; pitting; scratching; Plastics; materiau polymerique; deterioration; durabilite; action des intemperies
AbstractPlastic materials in use are exposed to diverse environments, some of which exert a detrimental effect resulting in overall deterioration. Studies on the effect of natural and artificial environments on several plastic materials have established the types of change in their properties and the mechanisms involved.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1221
NRC number23610
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NPARC number20374738
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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