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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

Q-Lab Named a Top Workplace for the Fifth Year in a Row
Posted: 6/17/2019 Q-Lab Corporation is thrilled to announce that we have once again been named a Top Workplace by the Cleveland Plain-Dealer! 2019 marks our fifth year in a row and sixth year overall.

Seminars & Webinars

(Webinar) Correlation in Accelerated Weathering and Corrosion Testing

Posted: 5/27/2020 Thursday, 4 June
Register: 8 am EDT | Register: 12 pm EDT

Accelerated weathering and corrosion testing is widely used to rapidly evaluate the durability of materials when exposed outdoors to sunlight, heat, water, and salt. A common goal of this testing is to develop correlation between the performance of materials in the laboratory and in the field. Developing relationships between accelerated and outdoor results in the form of Acceleration Factors can be challenging due to the complexity of weathering and corrosion behavior, although a combination of outdoor and laboratory testing can help to reach that goal. An understanding of the limitations and opportunities of accelerated laboratory testing can help you get the most out of your test program.
During this webinar, we will discuss:

The “myth of reciprocity” and challenges in developing numerical correlation factors between accelerated and natural testing
How to choose different accelerated test types for different goals, from quality control to new product development
Determining correlation by rank ordering
Case studies demonstrating correlation between outdoor and accelerated laboratory weathering and corrosion testing, including:
Printing inks
Flexible intermediate bulk containers
Automobile coatings
Vinyl siding
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(Webinar) Q-PANEL Standard Test Substrates

Posted: 5/27/2020 Thursday, 11 June
Register: 8 am EDT | Register: 12 pm EDT

Protective and decorative coatings - including paints, plating, adhesives, sealants, and rust inhibitors – undergo a wide range of testing for research, development, and quality control purposes. For these tests on coatings to be reliable and reproducible, the substrates to which the coatings are applied must be reasonably consistent from test to test. This ensures that test results accurately represent the performance of the coating itself, rather than the material being coated or the interface between them.

To meet this need, Q-Lab offers a variety of Q-PANEL steel and aluminum test substrates, recognized as the world standard for consistent and uniform test surfaces. Thousands of labs around the world use millions of these test panels every year for tests including color development, weathering exposures, salt spray and corrosion testing, physical properties testing, and quality control.

This webinar will outline the 50-year history of the Q-PANEL, discuss standard steel and aluminium offerings, and cover the range of specialty panels available.
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(Webinar) Relative Humidity and Wet/Dry Transitions in Salt Spray Corrosion Tests

Posted: 5/27/2020 Thursday, 18 June
Register: 8 am EDT | Register: 12 pm EDT

Many of the salt spray corrosion test methods developed over the last 10-15 years have included controlled relative humidity and precisely-defined transitions between wet and dry conditions. In this webinar, we will discuss why this has occurred and show some examples of test results that were significantly impacted by differences in wetting and drying rates. We will talk about the concept of deliquescence, why it is important, and how it is controlled in some of these newer test methods.
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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,- €
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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,- €
Learn more and register.

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Trade Shows

(Shanghai) Chinaplas 2020

Posted: 3/6/2020

Shanghai, China
3-6 August 2020
Booth Location: Hall 6.2 - J71

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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

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(München) Analytica Show

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

Posted: 2/20/2020 PaintExpo 2020
Karlsruhe, Germany
12-15 October, 2020
(Hall 3, Stand No. 3550)
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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

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(Indianapolis) American Coating Show

Posted: 2/20/2020

American Coating Show (ACS)
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Booth: #1455

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