Table of Contents
Journal of Polymers
Volume 2016, Article ID 8547524, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/8547524
Research Article

Highly Accelerated Aging Method for Poly(ethylene terephthalate) Film Using Xenon Lamp with Heating System

1Research Institute for Sustainable Chemistry, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Higashi 1-1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
2College of Science and Technology, Nihon University, 8-14 Kanda-Surugadai 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8308, Japan

Received 9 November 2015; Revised 11 March 2016; Accepted 31 March 2016

Academic Editor: Giancarlo Galli

Copyright © 2016 Masahiro Funabashi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. P. Hülsmann, M. Heck, and M. Köhl, “Simulation of water vapor ingress into PV-modules under different climatic conditions,” Journal of Materials, vol. 2013, Article ID 102691, 7 pages, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  2. N. Kim, H. Kang, K.-J. Hwang et al., “Study on the degradation of different types of backsheets used in PV module under accelerated conditions,” Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, vol. 120, pp. 543–548, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. Z. Chen, B. Cotterell, W. Wang, E. Guenther, and S.-J. Chua, “A mechanical assessment of flexible optoelectronic devices,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 394, no. 1-2, pp. 202–206, 2001. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. K. A. Sierros, N. J. Morris, K. Ramji, and D. R. Cairns, “Stress-corrosion cracking of indium tin oxide coated polyethylene terephthalate for flexible optoelectronic devices,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 517, no. 8, pp. 2590–2595, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  5. K. A. Sierros, D. S. Hecht, D. A. Banerjee et al., “Durable transparent carbon nanotube films for flexible device components,” Thin Solid Films, vol. 518, no. 23, pp. 6977–6983, 2010. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. F. Villain, J. Coudane, and M. Vert, “Thermal degradation of polyethylene terephthalate: study of polymer stabilization,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 49, no. 3, pp. 393–397, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. F. Samperi, C. Puglisi, R. Alicata, and G. Montaudo, “Thermal degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) at the processing temperature,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 83, no. 1, pp. 3–10, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. J. R. Campanelli, M. R. Kamal, and D. G. Cooper, “Kinetic study of the hydrolytic degradation of polyethylene terephthalate at high temperatures,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 48, no. 3, pp. 443–451, 1993. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. M. Day and D. M. Wiles, “Photochemical degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate). I. Irradiation experiments with xenon and carbon arc,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 16, pp. 175–189, 1972. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. P. Blais, M. Day, and D. M. Wiles, “Photochemical degradation of poly (ethylene terephthalate). IV. Surface changes,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 17, no. 6, pp. 1895–1907, 1973. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  11. T. Grossetête, A. Rivaton, J. L. Gardette et al., “Photochemical degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate)-modified copolymer,” Polymer, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 3541–3554, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  12. K. R. Kirov and H. E. Assender, “Quantitative ATR-IR analysis of anisotropic polymer films: surface structure of commercial PET,” Macromolecules, vol. 38, no. 22, pp. 9258–9265, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  13. G. J. M. Fechine, R. M. Souto-Maior, and M. S. Rabello, “Structural changes during photodegradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate),” Journal of Materials Science, vol. 37, no. 23, pp. 4979–4984, 2002. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. G. J. M. Fechine, M. S. Rabello, R. M. Souto-Maior, and L. H. Catalani, “Surface characterization of photodegraded poly(ethylene terephthalate). The effect of ultraviolet absorbers,” Polymer, vol. 45, no. 7, pp. 2303–2308, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. G. J. M. Fechine, P. A. Christensen, T. A. Egerton, and J. R. White, “Evaluation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) photostabilisation using FTIR spectrometry of evolved carbon dioxide,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 94, no. 2, pp. 234–239, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. C. O. Lee, B. Chae, S. B. Kim, Y. M. Jung, and S. W. Lee, “Two-dimensional correlation analysis study of the photo-degradation of poly(ethylene terephthalate) film,” Vibrational Spectroscopy, vol. 60, pp. 142–145, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. H. Hagihara, A. Oishi, M. Funabashi, M. Kunioka, and H. Suda, “Free-volume hole size evaluated by positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy in the amorphous part of poly(ethylene terephthalate) degraded by a weathering test,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 110, pp. 389–394, 2014. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  18. L. Song, Q. Liu, and J. Li, “Effects of accelerated aging period of time at 180°C on tensile property of plain woven fabric/epoxy resin laminated composites,” Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 182-183, pp. 76–79, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  19. M. Irie, T. Yamasaki, and Y. Okino, “Simple estimation method for life expectancy of optical disks using resampling statistical analysis,” Japanese Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 47, no. 7, pp. 6035–6038, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  20. T. Koyanagi, M. Okano, T. Akatsu, Y. Fujii, and H. Nishimura, “The proposal of the new test method of rapid evaluation of hot water resistance about FRP,” Kouka Plastics, vol. 56, pp. 77–82, 2010. View at Google Scholar
  21. P. Malanowski, S. Huijser, R. A. T. M. van Benthem, L. G. J. van der Ven, J. Laven, and G. de With, “Photodegradation of poly(neopentyl isophthalate) part I: laboratory and outdoor conditions,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 94, no. 11, pp. 2086–2094, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  22. Y. Azuma, H. Takeda, S. Watanabe, and H. Nakatani, “Outdoor and accelerated weathering tests for polypropylene and polypropylene/talc composites: a comparative study of their weathering behavior,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 94, no. 12, pp. 2267–2274, 2009. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  23. Y. Lv, Y. Huang, J. Yang et al., “Outdoor and accelerated laboratory weathering of polypropylene: a comparison and correlation study,” Polymer Degradation and Stability, vol. 112, pp. 145–159, 2015. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus