Rapid assessment of the microbial deterioration of Polyurethanes

R. H. Bentham, L. H.G. Morton, N. G. Allen

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Abstract

An account is presented of experimental procedures designed to evaluate rapidly the susceptibility of polyurethane formulations to microbial attack. The effect of stress upon the susceptibility of polyester polyurethane degradation is examined and evidence is presented which suggests that stressing increases degradation significantly. In vitro tests are outlined which give rapid qualitative assays of the susceptibility of polyurethane formulations to microbial attack.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-386
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Biodeterioration
Volume23
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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