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 - 29 October: Essentials of Laboratory Weathering

Posted: 10/28/2020

29 October 2020
Essentials of Laboratory Weathering
This webinar will review how weathering and light exposure are important causes of damage to coatings, plastics, inks, and other materials.

Please note, while the USA is still on EDT, Europe has switched to Standard time. The time offset for this webinar is one hour shorter than usual. 

 Learn More & Register: 8 am EDT or Noon EDT

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Webinar - 5 November: Outdoor Weathering Testing

Posted: 10/28/2020

05 November 2020
Outdoor Weathering Testing
This webinar will discuss how outdoor weathering testing can increase your confidence in accelerated laboratory testing and help correlate test results to real world experience.

 Learn More & Register: 8 am EST or Noon EST 

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Webinar - 12 November: Combined Weathering and Corrosion Testing

Posted: 10/28/2020 12 November
Combined Weathering and Corrosion Testing
This webinar will outline key international standards for combined corrosion and weathering testing and present several case studies for correlation to outdoor results.
Learn More & Register: 8 am EST or Noon EST  

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Webinar - 19 November: Interpreting Test Standards

Posted: 10/28/2020 19 November
Interpreting Test Standards
This webinar will discuss the different types of standards, development of standards by organizations, and the popularity and applicability of major test standards.
Learn More & Register: 8 am EST or Noon EST 

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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

USA: +1-440-835-8700
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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