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Q-Lab Named a Top Workplace for the Sixth Year in a Row
Posted: 7/1/2020 Q-Lab Corporation is thrilled to announce that we have once again been named a Top Workplace by cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer! 2020 marks our sixth year in a row and seventh year overall.

Q-Lab’s Sean Fowler Leads Revision of ASTM E3006 Standard for Ultraviolet (UV) Testing of Photovoltaic Modules
Posted: 5/7/2020 ASTM E3006, Standard Practice for Ultraviolet Conditioning of Photovoltaic Modules or Mini-Modules Using a Fluorescent Ultraviolet (UV) Lamp Apparatus, has been revised with a 2020 publication date.

Q-Lab's Bill Tobin Appointed as chair for ASTM Subcommittee.
Posted: 12/19/2019 Q-Lab is pleased to announce that Mr. Bill Tobin was recently appointed as Chair of the ASTM Standards Subcommittee G01.04 on Atmospheric and Aqueous Corrosion Environments.

Q-Lab Announces Launch of New Contract Testing Laboratory in China
Posted: 10/30/2019 Q-Lab Announces Launch of New Contract Testing Laboratory in China

Q-Lab's Jim Regan Receives VISTAGE Chairman's Award
Posted: 9/12/2019 Q-Lab's Jim Regan Receives VISTAGE Chairman's Award

Seminars & Webinars

Weathering of FIBC Materials

Posted: 6/29/2020 Thursday, July 2
Register: 8 AM EDT | Register: 12 PM EDT

Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBC) are used extensively in industrial environments for transportation of dry, flowable products like powders and plastics. Exposure to natural sunlight, heat and water can cause them to degrade and lose strength, so weathering testing is required to evaluate their durability.

In this webinar, we will discuss outdoor and laboratory weathering protocols for testing weathering resistance of FIBC, including ISO 21898 for UV fluorescent devices. We will discuss recommended timing and irradiance setpoint levels for this test and present results that correlate laboratory and outdoor test results and provide useful laboratory test pass/fail criteria for 6-9 month outdoor exposure periods.
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Weathering of Vinyl Siding

Posted: 6/29/2020

Thursday, July 9

Register: 8 AM EDT | Register: 12 PM EDT

Vinyl Siding (PVC building cladding) is a very popular architectural product used in the United States. This product was developed to last a long time outdoors, so in order to ensure quality, a comprehensive weathering testing program had to be established to find out if good correlation to long term weathering could be determined.
This webinar will present a complete analysis of the development of the weathering program that is used, and cover some of the key findings from the over 40 years of data collected on these materials using outdoor and accelerated laboratory weathering testing.
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How to run SAE J2412 & J2527

Posted: 6/29/2020

Thursday, July 16

Register: 8 AM EDT | Register: 12 PM EDT

Since their adoption in the late 80s, the first generation of SAE xenon-arc weathering test standards and their current successors, SAE J2412 Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Interior Trim Components Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus and SAE J2527 Performance Based Standard for Accelerated Exposure of Automotive Exterior Materials Using a Controlled Irradiance Xenon-Arc Apparatus, have become two of the most popular accelerated weathering tests used by the automotive industry. While the historical standards were hardware-based, requiring water-cooled xenon lamps, the current standards are both performance-based which allow a multitude of chamber designs to satisfy the standards as long as conditions are met. When first introduced, these standards provided the best methods in screening and qualifying materials, and while new standards may provide better correlation to service environment, notably ASTM D7869 for exterior coatings, the SAE xenon standards remain vastly popular and are widely accepted.

The majority of laboratories that run either of these tests are performing a Qualification or Validation test, with the materials required to retain a degree of performance after a well-defined exposure period. Historically, this has been the requirement specified by many US automotive OEMs in order to be accepted as an approved supplier. As the suppliers are simply interested in retaining the performance criteria through the accelerated test, materials are exposed to the conditions in each stage of development, from initial research and development through full acceptance and screening.

This webinar will focus on what is required to properly perform the standards in an Q-SUN xenon-arc weathering device. It will review which optical filters are required, black panel temperature conditions, spray criteria when appropriate, and, though no longer mandatory, the polystyrene performance tolerances.
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(Seminar) Saarbrücken, DE - Atmospheric Corrosion (AC101)

Posted: 2/20/2020

Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Location: Casino BCC, Innovationsring 19, 66115 Saarbrücken, Deutschland
Cost: 195,- €
This session is full.


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(Seminar) Saarbrücken, DE - Introduction to Weathering (W101)

Posted: 2/20/2020

Date: Wednesday, 16 September, 2020
Location: Casino BCC, Innovationsring 19, 66115 Saarbrücken, Deutschland
D-66115 Saarbrucken, Germany
Cost: 195,- €
This session is full.


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Trade Shows

(Shanghai) Chinaplas 2020

Posted: 3/6/2020

Chinaplas
Shanghai, China
3-6 August 2020
Booth Location: Hall 6.2 - J71 
https://www.chinaplasonline.com/


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(Istanbul) Paint Istanbul / Turkcoat

Posted: 3/6/2020

Paint Istanbul / Turkcoat
Istanbul, Turkey
25-27 June 2020
Booth location: Hall 9 / C 212 
http://www.turkcoat-paintistanbul.com/


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(München) Analytica Show

Posted: 2/20/2020 Analytica Show
München, Germany
19-22 October 2020
(Hall B1, Stand No. 434)
https://www.analytica.de/en/
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(Karlsruhe) PaintExpo 2020

Posted: 2/20/2020 PaintExpo 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany
12-15 October, 2020
(Hall 3, Stand No. 3550)
https://www.paintexpo.de/en/
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(Houston) NACE Corrosion Show

Posted: 2/20/2020

NACE Corrosion
Houston, TX, USA
14-18 June, 2020
Booth Location: Booth #906
http://nacecorrosion.org/


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(Indianapolis) American Coating Show

Posted: 2/20/2020

American Coating Show (ACS)
Indianapolis, IN, USA
CANCELLED
Booth: #1455
https://american-coatings-show.com/


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