New high-solids coatings are sometimes required to meet volatile organic compound (VOC) legislation. Lack of data on same needs accelerated test methods to evaluate performance. The test method must: • Be performed using commercially available equipment • Take a relatively short time period. • Correlate with real life exposure.
Overview of coatings for a cyclic-temperature environment. Test method, including a heat cycle between 21 to 300 deg-C simulating the dehydrator operation and exposure to salt spray. The performances of the three coatings were evaluated using this method. Factors to be considered for coating selection in the cyclic-temperature environment are discussed.c