Q-Lab offers standard and custom educational
seminars around the world.


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 to inquire about an on-site seminar, or view the seminars already scheduled in your area below:

2-Day Hands On Seminar in Bolton, England

Posted: 10/11/2018

New to weathering? Just want a refresher?
Join us for our upcoming seminars!

Q-Lab Europe is proud to offer seminars at our facility in Bolton!

DAY 1: Outdoor Weathering Workshop
Thursday, 11 October 2018
Join us for our educational day of presentations and discussions about outdoor weathering. The workshop will include interactive demonstrations and a problem-solving forum to answer all your questions about weathering testing!

DAY 2: Weathering 101 & Modern Day Corrosion
Friday, 12 October 2018

Part one will feature hands-on demonstrations focusing on weathering, QUV user training & Q-SUN user training. The second part will focus on laboratory corrosion testing technology and its evolution over the last 100 years.

The number of seats for each seminar is very limited, so register today! Discounts are applied if you register for both days!

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BYK/Q-Lab Joint Seminar: Exploring Color & Gloss and the Basics of Weathering

Posted: 9/26/2018


Q-Lab Corporation invites you to Exploring Color & Gloss and Weathering Basics, a joint seminar presented by Q-Lab and BYK-Gardner USA. "The Most Trusted Name in Weathering" and the international leader in QC instruments for appearance and color partner again for a one-day seminar. Participants learn the fundamentals of weathering and light stability testing, the principles of color and gloss, and how each affects the other.

Understanding these topics can: Avoid costly product failures, meet new specifications, improve existing products & bring new products to market.

Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2017
Cost: $150; Lunch and refreshments provided
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Q-Lab Corporation
800 Canterbury Road
Westlake, OH 44145
Tel: 440-835-8700

Register quickly, seats are limited!

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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:


  • 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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Q-Lab Phone Numbers

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Florida & Arizona Test Services: +1-305-245-5600
UK/Europe: +44-1204-861616
Germany: +49-681-857470
China: +86-21-5879-7970

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