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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:

Free Webinar: Selecting a Weathering Test Program (August 2018)

Posted: 8/23/2018

Weathering causes damage to everything under the sun.  By selecting an appropriate accelerated test program, you are able to gain insight into how and when products degrade.  Information gained from an effective accelerated program can provide valuable information to R & D, Quality Control and New Product Development teams saving time and money while providing a better product.

This program reviews the forces of nature that impact your product and how they may be duplicated in an accelerated testing environment.  It will be presented live by Bill Tobin, Senior Application Engineer, with questions answered in real time that are submitted on line.

Presented by Bill Tobin

Bill Tobin is a Senior Weathering and Corrosion Technical Marketing Specialist at Q-Lab Corporation in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Q-Lab is a world leader in weathering test technology. Bill has a degree in Electrical Engineering with 10 years of experience in Applications Engineering for RF test and measurement equipment, infrastructure, and interference mitigation before joining Q-Lab.


Date and Times 

24 August 2018 | Local Time:

08:00   VIETNAM, THAILAND, INDONESIA
09:00   SINGAPORE, MALAYSIA, PHILIPPINES
10:00   JAPAN, KOREA
11:00   SYDNEY & MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
13:00   NEW ZEALAND

(This webinar will be broadcast live from our corporate headquarters in Westlake, Ohio, USA where our local time will be Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:00/9 p.m. EST for anyone wishing to join, not in the regions above.)

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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:

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.

 

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China: +86-21-5879-7970

 
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