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:

Webinar (German) | 21 September - Q-PANEL Test Substrates

Posted: 9/7/2021


The webinar Q-PANEL Test substrates will be presented on 21 September 2021 at 2 PM CEST (GMT+2) by Q-Lab Deutschland in German. 


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Webinar (Korean) | 14 September - How to Run SAE J2412 & J2527

Posted: 8/27/2021

The webinar How to run SAE J2412 & J2527 will be presented on 14 September at 10 AM KST (GMT+9) by Q-Lab representative IJ INC. 

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Seminar (English) | 1 September - Full Day Weathering Seminar, Coventry, UK

Posted: 6/15/2021

Join us on 1 September 2021, for a full day weathering seminar at Ricoh Arena in Coventry, UK.  Click here to register.

Date:  (RESCHEDUELED) Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Ricoh Arena
Judd's Lane, Longford, Coventry, CV6 6AQ, United Kingdom

Cost: £125

Weathering 101:
Our technical experts will provide practical, easy to understand information explaining the fundamentals of weathering and lightstability.

Attendees will:

  • Demo the all-new QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester with Gen 4 Controller and Q-SUN Xe-3 "E" Model testers
  • Learn how light, heat, and water damage materials
  • Discover why you should test and how it pays for itself
  • Learn the differences between xenon arc and fluorescent UV tester technologies
  • See a comparison between outdoor and laboratory testing
  • Attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss their applications and ask questions. Lunch, refreshments and course materials are provided.  

Seats for this popular, in-person seminar are limited, so register now to reserve your spot! 

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Virtual Training and Webinars

Our technical experts regularly host educational, interactive webinars about weathering, corrosion, and light stability testing in many languages. You can access this content on-demand in a variety of languages by visiting


  • 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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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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