View More View Less
  • 1 CATAS, Via Antica 24/3, 33048, S. Giovanni al Natisone (UD), Italy
  • | 2 Department of Chemical Sciences and Technology, University of Udine, Via del Cotonificio 108, 33100, Udine, Italy
Restricted access


In previous studies some waterborne coatings, specifically formulated for the scope of the research, were studied during an artificial weathering process by means of dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) technique. In those studies the chemical and physical parameters which mainly affect the performance of coatings and their evolution during weathering were measured. The aim was to predict the performance of coatings for exterior wood during their service life by means of accelerated artificial tests and instrumental measures. In this study four commercial products were artificially weathered following the European standard EN 927-6. The changes in the mechanical properties were measured by means of the DMA as reported in the previous studies. With this research the authors have verified the capability of this method to predict the performance in use of coatings.

  • 1. Callum Hill, AS Wood modification: chemical thermal and other processes 2006 John Wiley & Sons Chichester, Sussex .

  • 2. Matthews E From forests to floorboards: trends in industrial roundwood production and consumption. Adapted from PAGE/Forests. 2000.

  • 3. Smith, WF Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali 1995 McGraw-Hill Milano.

  • 4. Bulian F . Verniciare il Legno. CATAS S.p.A. 2004.

  • 5. Rowell, MR Handbook of wood chemistry and and wood composites 2005 CRC Press Boca Raton.

  • 6. David N , Hon S, Nobuo S. Wood and cellulosic chemistry. Marcel Dekker Inc. New York 2001.

  • 7. Pandey, KK. Study of the effect of photo-irradiation on the surface chemistry of wood. Polym Degrad Stab. 2005;90:920 .

  • 8. Georgea, B, Suttieb, E, Merlina, A, Deglisea, X. Photodegradation and photostabilisation of wood the state of the art. Polym Degrad Stab 2005 88:268274 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 9. Kutz, M Handbook of environmental degradation of materials 2005 William Andrew Norwich.

  • 10. Hon, DNS, Feist, WC. Interaction of sulfur dioxide and nitric oxide with photoirradiated wood surfaces. Wood Fiber Science 1993 25:136141.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 11. Forest Products Laboratory 1999 Wood Handbook: wood as an engineering material USDA Forest Service Madison Wisconsin.

  • 12. Wypych, G Handbook of material weathering 1995 ChemTec Toronto.

  • 13. Hudgin DE . Plastics and technology handbook Taylor & Francis Group LLC, Boca Raton 2006.

  • 14. Shashoua, Y Conservation of Plastics 2008 Elsevier Ltd Oxford.

  • 15. Haillant, O. Scientific evaluation of test methods to assess the durability of organic polymers. European Coatings. 2007;3:6776.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 16. Brunner, S, Richner, P, Muller, U, Guseva, O. Accelerated weathering device for service life prediction for organic coatings. Polym Testing 2005 24:2531 .

    • Crossref
    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 17. Bergamasco, D, Bulian, F, Tirelli, P, Melchior, A, Menotti, D, Tolazzi, M. New methodologies to measure weathering effects on exterior wood coatings. European Coatings 2009 5:1622.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 18. Bergamasco, D, Bulian, F, Tirelli, P, Melchior, A, Menotti, D, Tolazzi, M. New approach to evaluate the weathering effects on the exterior wood coatings. Surface Coatings Int 2010 93:154159.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 19. Schlesing, W, Buhk, M, Osterhold, M. Dynamic mechanical analysis in coatings industry. Prog Org Coat 2004 49:197208 .

  • 20. Kurcok, M, Szewczyk, P. Studies of the viscoelastic properties of selected polymer systems by the dynamic mechanical analysis. Polimery 2002 47:637642.

    • Search Google Scholar
    • Export Citation
  • 21. Kunze, R. Review of methods to characterise coatings by thermal analysis. Technisches Messen. 2000;67:514518 .

  • 22. Menard, KP Dynamic mechanical analysis: a practical introduction 1999 CRC Press Boca Raton .

  • 23. Brückner S . Scienza e tecnologia dei materiali polimerici. Edises, Napoli 2001.

Manuscript Submission: HERE

  • Impact Factor (2019): 2.731
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2019): 0.415
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2019): 87
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2019): Q3 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Impact Factor (2018): 2.471
  • Scimago Journal Rank (2018): 0.634
  • SJR Hirsch-Index (2018): 78
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Condensed Matter Physics
  • SJR Quartile Score (2018): Q2 Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

For subscription options, please visit the website of Springer.

Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
Size A4
Year of
per Year
per Year
Founder Akadémiai Kiadó
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
Publisher Akadémiai Kiadó
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
H-1117 Budapest, Hungary 1516 Budapest, PO Box 245.
CH-6330 Cham, Switzerland Gewerbestrasse 11.
Chief Executive Officer, Akadémiai Kiadó
ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
ISSN 1588-2926 (Online)