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 email@example.com
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
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
8 October 2014
Das 1 x 1 der Bewitterung
A joint seminar presented by TÜV SÜD Akademie and Q-Lab
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
3-5 November 2014
Exploring Color and Gloss & Weathering Basics
A joint seminar presented by BYK-Gardner USA and Q-Lab
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
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A free webinar presented by Q-Lab
11 December 2014
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:
educating an audience in Asia about lightfastness testing in the textile industry
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.