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Field Life Forecasting for Plastic Materials Which Contain Stabilizing Agents
Published May 20, 1998 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
Event: JSAE Spring Conference
A decrease in heat stabilizers within plastics is discovered to occur through both chemical reactions and physical phenomenon (such as leaching) conforming to an exponential decay. The thermal degradation life can be accurately forecasted using an Arrhenius plot which takes into account the decrease in heat stabilizer content. Field data were collected and analyzed, verifying this prediction.