The Fundamentals of Weathering - The Basics

Event Information


The Fundamentals of Weathering - The Basics is a one day seminar 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 most relevant information in our Fundamentals of Weathering I and II seminars is concentrated into this one day event.

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
  • Natural and accelerated outdoor testing techniques
  • Artificial laboratory weathering test methodologies
  • What are the most important test standards
  • How to achieve acceleration with good correlation


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

Tuition information is available on request.
Due to limited space for each seminar, advance registration is required.