From January 2014 until December 2016 a Consortium of Research Institutes and SMEs and their associations ran a project with the objective to improve the predicting of the life time of coatings on wood. From a total of 3800 panels of coated wood the responses were evaluated after these panels had been submitted to a variety of doses (amounts) of typical weather parameters (UV light; water and temperature). Both in real outdoor conditions as well as in accelerated weathering in the lab.

This website describes in a summarized way how the outcomes from the project may benefit the different stakeholders in the supply-chain of coated wood for exterior applications.