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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

Webinar: Accelerated Outdoor Weathering Testing Using the Q-TRAC Natural Sunlight Concentrator

Posted: 7/16/2020 Thursday, July 23
Register: 8 AM EDT | Register: 12 PM EDT

Outdoor weathering testing is the most realistic way to gain valuable information about how products will last when exposed to the elements. However, outdoor testing of highly durable materials can last 5, 10, even 20 years, longer than most product development cycles. Laboratory accelerated weathering testing is often used to bridge this gap with faster results, but correlation to real outdoor testing is still required to validate lab testing. One solution is the use of the Q-TRAC Natural Sunlight Concentrator from Q-Lab. This test instrument allows one to accelerate testing of highly weather-resistant products by delivering five times the ultraviolet (UV) light of a natural outdoor exposure while using the most realistic light spectrum available: the sun. This approach is ideal for materials like coil coatings, powder coatings, high-temperature plastics, roofing, and more.
This webinar will cover:

An overview of outdoor materials weathering testing
A look at the Q-TRAC natural solar concentrator technology and benefits
The AIM Box for automotive interior testing
Test durations and relationship to accelerated laboratory testing
Test cycles and customization options available for accelerated outdoor testing
Materials and failure modes suitable for Q-TRAC testing
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How to run SAE J2412 & J2527

Posted: 6/29/2020

Thursday, July 16

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

(München) Analytica Show

Posted: 7/16/2020 Analytica Show
München, Germany
19-22 October 2020
(Hall B1, Stand No. 434)
https://www.analytica.de/en/
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(Istanbul) Paint Istanbul / Turkcoat

Posted: 7/16/2020

Paint Istanbul / Turkcoat
Istanbul, Turkey
5-7 Nov 2020
Booth location: Hall 9 / C 212 
http://www.turkcoat-paintistanbul.com/


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