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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

USA: +1-440-835-8700
Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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:

Upcoming Q-Lab Seminars & Webinars - October - December 2014

Posted: 9/30/2014

The following contains a partial list of events that Q-Lab plans to attend or host in 2014.  Please contact us for more information!

Invecchiamento Accelerato agli Agenti Atmosferici
Milan, Italy
8 October 2014

Das 1 x 1 der Bewitterung
A joint seminar presented by TÜV SÜD Akademie and Q-Lab
Munich, Germany
14 October 2014

Corrosión Combinada y pruebas de intemperismo a luz UV
Un Webinar Presentado por Q-Lab
22 October 2014

Wood-Plastic Composites 2014
Presentation by Jeffrey Quill
Vienna, Austria
3-5 November 2014

Exploring Color and Gloss & Weathering Basics
A joint seminar presented by BYK-Gardner USA and Q-Lab
Cleveland, OH
18 November 2014

ASTM D7869: The Newest Xenon Weathering Standard - Part 1
A free webinar presented by Q-Lab
20 November 2014

ASTM D7869: The Newest Xenon Weathering Standard - Part 2
A free webinar presented by Q-Lab
11 December 2014

Find Out More

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:

    QUV Weathering Tester

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    Q-SUN Xenon Test Chambers

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    Q-FOG Cyclic Corrosion Testers

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    QCT Condensation Tester

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    Q-RACK Outdoor Exposure Racks

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    Q-PANEL Standard Substrates

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    Radiometers and Thermometers

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    Lamps and Optical Filters

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  • 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.