Extended Weathering Tests Find sponsors
By December 2016, the Servowood project officially ended. Therewith also the financing from the EC was terminated. The scientists from this project recommended to extend the weathering test of the panels that so far were only exposed for 18 to 24 months. Such short exposure does not yet reveal the limit state of most coatings and therefore more data on coatings degradation could be obtained when the weathering of these panels were to be extended. Such data would consolidate the factors in the service life prediction model and also improve the accuracy.
CEPE found a group of sponsors to support this extension of the project.
The outdoor exposure will be extended for 3 more years on 3 sites in Europe.