The Fundamentals of Weathering I

Event Information


The Fundamentals of Weathering is a basic, one day seminar offered at various locations worldwide that emphasizes lightfastness and weathering durability testing techniques. These techniques include natural and accelerated outdoor exposure testing as well as laboratory accelerated methods and instruments.

The seminar will introduce the basics of how various factors of weather and climate, such as solar radiation, heat and moisture, affect materials and how to test the resistance of a formulation or product to them. Special attention is given to the testing techniques of paints and protective coatings, automotive materials, architectural building products and molded plastic materials. Textile and fiber lightfastness and weatherability are also discussed.


From choosing the appropriate test to analysis and evaluation techniques, attendees will leave the class with insightful knowledge into the weathering industry.

Participants attending this course will learn:
  • The primary weather factors that affect the durability of materials
  • National and international test methods that govern natural and accelerated outdoor testing techniques and environments
  • Artificial laboratory weathering test methodologies
  • How to properly structure a weathering test to derive maximum value
  • The importance of evaluations procedures and practices


The Fundamentals of Weathering Staff includes experts from Atlas and the Atlas Weathering Services Group.

Who Should Attend

The seminar introduces the fundamentals of natural and accelerated weathering to those involved with designing, evaluating, specifying, selling or purchasing materials or products that could be affected by exposure to light or weather. This includes materials engineers, product managers, marketing and sales managers, R & D personnel and formulation chemists or anyone needing to understand weatherability and its effect on materials.

Tuition and Registration for Courses

Courses are held at various locations in different languages.
Tuition information is available on request.
Due to limited space for each seminar, advance registration is required.


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For further information please contact:
Sandra Schneider