On May 11-12, Atlas Material Testing Technology will hold the second ATCAE (Atlas Technical Conference for Accelerated Ageing and Evaluation) in Sanary-sur-Mer, France. ATCAE 2006 will focus on natural outdoor weathering and laboratory weathering, as well as the correlation between these two methods.

The event primarily addresses the plastics, paint and automotive industries but will be relevant for all related industry branches.

Presentations will be given by speakers from France, Germany, The Netherlands and Switzerland, as well as outdoor weathering experts from Atlas in the United States.

A total of 14 presentations have been scheduled, including:
  • Accelerated weathering device for service life prediction for organic coatings.
  • Artificial weathering and outdoor exposure of polyester coatings.
  • Influencing variables of weathering results on coatings for plastic components in the automotive industry.
  • Simulation of natural weathering.
The conference will provide insight of the newest results and the latest weathering technologies. It also will offer the chance to get to know the climatic and the environmental conditions of the Atlas outdoor weathering site of Sanary-sur-Mer.

Contact Bruno Bentjerodt at clienteducation@atlasmmtt.de.