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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 info@q-lab.com to inquire about an on-site seminar, or view the seminars already scheduled in your area below:

Weathering & Corrosion 101 Seminar (South Africa)

Posted: 1/21/2019

New to weathering and corrosion? Just want a refresher? We have two opportunities for you! You can attend one seminar or both, depending on your preference and needs. Presenters will provide practical, easy to understand information explaining the fundamentals of weathering, light stability and corrosion testing, including:

• How light, heat, and water damage materials
• Why you should test and how it pays for itself
• Xenon arc vs. fluorescent UV tester technologies
• A comparison between outdoor and lab testing
• Laboratory corrosion testing technology and its evolution over the last hundred years
• How modern corrosion test chambers allow better correlation to the outdoor corrosion environment and better repeatability and reproducability of test results.

Weathering 101
Date: Tuesday, 12 February 2019
Registration: 08:30 to 09:00
Seminar: 09:00 to 16:00
Venue: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort Elizabeth
Cost: R 550.00 pp (exlc. VAT) - includes lunch and all course material

Contact: heidi@avatar-solutions.co.za or call 012 644 1051 before Thursday, 31 January 2019 to register.

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Atmospheric Corrosion 101
Date: Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Registration: 08:30 to 09:00
Seminar: 09:00 to 15:30
Venue: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan UniversityPort Elizabeth
Cost: R 550.00 pp (exlc. VAT) -  includes lunch and all course material

Contact heidi@avatar-solutions.co.za or call 012 644 1051 before Thursday, 31 January 2019 to register. 


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Weathering 101 (Turkey)

Posted: 1/21/2019 New to weathering? Just want a refresher? We have a seminar opportunity for you!  Presenters will provide practical, easy to understand information explaining the fundamentals of weathering and light stability including:
 
How light, heat, and water damage materials
Why you should test and how it pays for itself
Xenon arc vs. fluorescent UV tester technologies
A comparison between outdoor and lab testing

Weathering 101

Date: Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Location: Gorrion Hotel
                 Sanayı CD. NO. 9 Yenibosna/Bahcelievler, Istanbul
Cost: 400 TL + VAT
Contact & Register To: Hulya Sahin (info@ege-kimya.com.tr ) / Tel : 02126591646 by 2 Feb. 2019

 

 


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Weathering & Corrosion Seminar w/Q-Lab & Satech - Dhahran, KSA

Posted: 1/17/2019

New to weathering and corrosion? Just want a refresher? Join us for a one day seminar in Dhahran! Presenters will provide practical, easy to understand information explaining the fundamentals of weathering, light stability and corrosion testing, including:


• How light, heat, and water damage materials
• Why you should test and how it pays for itself
• Xenon arc vs. fluorescent UV tester technologies
• A comparison between outdoor and lab testing
• Laboratory corrosion testing technology and its evolution over the last hundred years
• How modern corrosion test chambers allow better correlation to the outdoor corrosion environment and better repeatability and reproducability of test results

This seminar is being organized by SATECH. It is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Weathering 101 & Modern Corrosion Seminar in Dhahran, KSA
Date: Monday, 4 March 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Radisson Blu Hotel,
Dhahran (Zaid Bin Al Khattab St Olaya Al Khobar)
Saudi Arabia
+966 5424 44228

Register: http://bit.ly/2ASvxgw

For questions about the Dhahran Seminar, please contact:
Saudi Technology & Equipment Co. (SATECH)
Hani Ali
+966 539498115
hani@satech-co.com


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Weathering & Corrosion Seminar w/Q-Lab & Satech - Dubai, UAE

Posted: 1/17/2019
New to weathering and corrosion? Just want a refresher? Join us for a one day seminar in Dubai! Presenters will provide practical, easy to understand information explaining the fundamentals of weathering, light stability and corrosion testing, including:
• How light, heat, and water damage materials
• Why you should test and how it pays for itself
• Xenon arc vs. fluorescent UV tester technologies
• A comparison between outdoor and lab testing
• Laboratory corrosion testing technology and its evolution over the last hundred years
• How modern corrosion test chambers allow better correlation to the outdoor corrosion environment and better repeatability and reproducability of test results
This seminar is being organized by SATECH. It is free of charge and refreshments will be provided.

Register: http://bit.ly/2ASvxgw

Weathering 101 & Modern Corrosion Seminar in Dubai, UAE
Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ibis World Trade Centre Dubai
Sheikh Zayed Road - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
+971 4 332 4444

For questions about the Dubai Seminar, please contact:
Saudi Technology & Equipment Co. (SATECH)
Sumith K. Karunananda
+966539468428 /+966531677674
Sales-dubai@satech-co.com
 

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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:

Other

  • 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.

  • Ron Roberts and Sunny Sun present at the International Automotive Weathering and Corrosion Technology Symposium.

 

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