Performance, Durability, and Failure of Plastics: Know Before you Build, sponsored by Exponent
The introduction of plastic materials into widespread use in the building and construction industry has resulted in products that are often light weight, easy to install, and less expensive than their non-plastic counterparts. These attributes, among others, make plastic building materials an appealing option for contractors, architects, and designers. In this seminar, we will present case studies and common failure mechanisms involving plastics in building and construction applications (i.e., decking, siding, sealants, flooring, piping, windows, etc.) with focus on issues related to their formulation, manufacturing, and performance.
Michael D. Dimitriou, Ph.D. | Senior Manager, Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry | Exponent
Manuel Garcia-Leiner, Ph.D.
Jericho L. Moll, Ph.D. | Senior Manager, Polymer Science & Materials Chemistry | Exponent