Published : 2021-07-17

Accelerated aging studies of the selected commercial films


The Arrhenius method was used to investigate the effect of accelerated aging conditions on the physical and mechanical properties of polymer films for technical, medical, food and office applications. Temperature and UV radiation were taken into account as environmental factors. It was shown that the tested films are more sensitive to thermal degradation than UV radiation. The reduction in tensile strength after thermal aging does not exceed 40%, and in the case of UV radiation, 14%. The estimated lifetime of the tested films is over 5 years.





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Cichecka, M., Pałys, B., Wilbik-Hałgas, B., & Struszczyk, M. H. (2021). Accelerated aging studies of the selected commercial films. Polimery, 66(6), 350-356.