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Q-Lab offers standard and custom educational
seminars around the world.


Know Your Enemy

Sunlight, heat and moisture can cause serious product deterioration – such as color change, fading, cracking, peeling, oxidation, or loss of strength. Damage occurs both outdoors and indoors, and its severity can vary greatly in different climates. Even materials that are resistant to sunlight alone, or to moisture alone, often fail when exposed to sunlight and moisture in combination.

Do you know how well your products will last in every location where they are used?

Introduction to Weathering & Light Stability

Q-Lab offers standard and custom seminars around the world to help explain the fundamentals of weathering and light stability testing, including:

  • How light, heat & moisture damage materials
  • Why you should test
  • Outdoor and laboratory testing
  • Correlating test results
  • The right test for your needs

These seminars provide you with a practical, non-technical overview of weathering science and testing and help you learn when to use outdoor or laboratory exposures to answer your light stability and weathering questions. The seminars compare the strengths and limitations of xenon arc testers and fluorescent UV (QUV) testers, the two most commonly used lab weathering technologies. Your Q-Lab presenter will describe various weathering options and help you understand what types of testing are right for your specific applications.

Understanding weathering can help increase your profitability and help you:

  • Avoid costly product failures
  • Meet new specifications
  • Improve existing products
  • Bring new products to market

Who Should Attend?

You should consider a seminar if you are new to weathering and light stability testing, or if you would like a refresher course and update about current exposure options. Seminars are designed for those involved in:

  • materials research and development
  • quality control
  • operating lab weathering equipment
  • exposure analysis.

On-Site Training Available

For one inclusive price, seminars can be presented at your facility or at a location of your choice. The on-site training benefits your entire staff, allowing individuals to share ideas and ask questions specific to your company's requirements.

Call Q-Lab at +1-440-835-8700 or email us at to inquire about an on-site seminar, or view the seminars already scheduled in your area below:

Essentials of Laboratory Weathering Webinar

Posted: 5/10/2017

Weathering and light exposure are important causes of damage to coatings, plastics, inks, and other organic materials.
Every day, accelerated weathering and light stability testers help R&D, quality control, and new product development engineers improve their products, minimize failures, and reduce raw material costs.

During this free webinar, we will:

  • Compare fluorescent UV and xenon arc accelerated weathering testing
  • Describe how these methods simulate sunlight, temperature and moisture
  • Provide guidance on the best use of laboratory weathering technologies
  • Discuss the importance of natural weathering tests
  • Dispel the myth that natural weathering tests are too slow and costly
We will be holding two sessions of this free webinar on 24 May 2017. The first is at 8 a.m. EDT and the other is 1:30 p.m. EDT. 

Register for this free webinar.

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Prueba De Corroision Moderna Webinar: 23 May 2017

Posted: 5/10/2017

Aprende acerca de los últimos avances en pruebas de corrosión, y como mejorar la correlación en su laboratorio.

Este seminario en línea está dirigido a laboratorios de pruebas y tecnologías de la corrosión, así como la evolución de estos durante los últimos 100 años. 

La prueba de niebla salina neutral (usada desde 1914) fue el primer método estandarizado y continua siendo el método más utilizado por los laboratorios de corrosión al día de hoy. Sin embargo, existen algunos problemas con este método. 

Discutiremos como la industria automotriz ha creado nuevos requerimientos y métodos para resolver estos problemas. En este seminario en línea revisaremos como las modernas cámaras de prueba permiten obtener una mejor correlación con el ambiente corrosivo externo así como mejoran la repetibilidad y reproducibilidad en los resultados de las pruebas.

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Exploring Color & Gloss and Weathering Basics Seminar

Posted: 5/3/2017

Q-Lab Corporation invites you to Exploring Color & Gloss and Weathering Basics, a joint seminar presented by Q-Lab and BYK-Gardner USA on 10 May, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

"The most trusted name in weathering" and the international leader in QC instruments for appearance and color partner again for a one-day seminar.

Participants learn the fundamentals of weathering and light stability testing, the principles of color and gloss, and how each affects the other.

Understanding these topics can:

  • avoid costly product failures
  • meet new specifications
  • improve existing products
  • bring new products to market

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For existing customers who register with us, you can get access to some of our educational content, shown below. Visit our Create an Account pages to setup your username and view the training presentations below:

  • Smrithi Kumar educating an audience in Asia about lightfastness testing in the textile industry

  • Rich Kish giving a seminar on structuring a simple but effective weathering exposure test program

  • A seminar specific to weathering test methods in the automotive industry, also being delivered by Rich Kish

  • Q-SUN essentials training on proper machine installation, maintenance and operation for the footwear industry

  • Vendor training by Smrithi Kumar in Asia on Q-SUN tester use and operation, for the textile industry.

  • Many of our seminars include both lectures as well as practical, hands-on training.