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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 info@q-lab.com to inquire about an on-site seminar, or view the seminars already scheduled in your area below:

(Seminar) Weathering & Corrosion 101 Seminar in Bucuresti

Posted: 5/31/2019

Detalii importante seminar
Seminar ½ zi principiile testarii la factorii de mediu & ½ zi principiile testarii la coroziune

Detalii importante seminar: ½ zi principiile testarii la factorii de mediu +  ½ zi principiile testarii la coroziune
Data: Marti 2 iulie 2019
Ora: 9:00 – 16:00
Cost: gratis
Locatie: Șos. Colentina, nr.60A (in cladirea Fresh Air), sector 2, București, România
Limba : engleza

Recomandare cazare in apropiere: 
Hotel Sir Colentina (hotel 2-stele)
Adresa: str. Cremenita 2A, Sector 2, 022813 Bucharest, Romania

Sesiunea de dimineata: Principiile testarii la factorii de mediu
Expertii nostri va vor prezenta informatii practice, usor de inteles care explica fundamentele factorilor de mediu si a stabilitatii la lumina. Se va discuta despre:

Cum lumina, caldura si apa deterioreaza materialele
De ce ar trebui sa testati si cum practic se plateste de la sine
Tehnologiile de testare cu lampi xenon vs. UV fluorescente
O comparatie intre testarea naturala si testarea in laborator
Sesiunea de dupa-amiaza: Principiile coroziunii atmosferice
Vom face o prezentare generala a coroziunii in medii exterioare punand accent pe tehnicile moderne de efectuare a testelor accelerate de coroziune.

Fundamentele coroziunii, inclusiv termodinamica si chimia coroziunii, tipuri de coroziune si moduri de a preveni coroziunea
Diferite medii exterioare corozive si cum se face caracterizarea acestora
Testarea accelerata in laborator la coroziune: de la standarde cu spreiere salina continua la testarea ciclica moderna
Cum tehnologia moderna de testare la coroziune ofera o testare mai realistica si o corelare mai buna cu mediile reale de utilizare
Cele mai bune practici pentru testarea in laborator, inclusiv monitorizarea testului de coroziune si evaluarea mostrelor testate.
Participantii vor avea oportunitatea de a discuta aplicatiile lor si sa puna intrebari. Pranzul, bauturile si materialele pentru curs sunt furnizate. Spatiul este limitat, rezervati-va locul astazi!

Inregistrare: https://pages.q-lab.com/romaniaw101ac101


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(Webinar) Esenciales de Intemperismo en Laboratorio

Posted: 5/30/2019

14 Junio 2019
11:00 AM CDT

El intemperismo y la exposición a la luz son importantes causas de daño a los recubrimientos, plásticos, tintas, y otros materiales.

Cada día los equipos de intemperismo acelerado y de estabilidad a la luz ayudan a los ingenieros de investigación y desarrollo, control de calidad y desarrollo de nuevos productos a mejorar sus productos, minimizar las fallas, y reducir los costos de materia prima.

Durante este seminario gratuito, usted encontrará:

Comparación entre pruebas de intemperismo acelerado  con luz fluorescente UV y arco de xenón
Describir como estos métodos, simulan la luz solar, la temperatura y la humedad.
Proveer de una guía sobre las mejores tecnologías de intemperismo de laboratorio
Discutir sobre la importancia de las pruebas de intemperismo natural
Disipar los mitos sobre los precios y lo lento que pueden ser las pruebas de intemperismo natural

Esta parte de la presentación será presentada por: Alberto Garza, especialista en color de Xperto Integral Systems

Teoría del Color

La segunda parte de esta presentación cubrirá la Teoría del Color. Como líder en soluciones de color para textiles y prendas de vestir desde hace más de 40 años, Datacolor coordina el diseño y el proceso de formulación del color para que sus productos lleguen al mercado más rápido, reduciendo desperdicio de materias primas y mejorando la calidad del producto final. Datacolor cubrirá temas importantes relacionados con los conceptos básicos del color y sus matices:

Que es el color?
El color y sus componentes: Luz, Objeto y Observador
Espacio de Color CIELAB
Diferencias de Color CIELAB
Espacio de Color CMC
Fuerza
Poder Cubriente
Consistencia del Color y  Metamerismo
Tolerancia de Colores
Evaluación Visual

Esta parte de la presentación será presentada por: René Velázquez, especialista en aplicaciones de Datacolor

Registro: https://pages.q-lab.com/esenciales-de-intemperismo-en-laboratorio-junio-2019

 


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(Seminar) Weathering 101 - Ochten, Netherlands

Posted: 5/30/2019
 
Belangrijke seminar details:
Weathering 101
Donderdag 13 juni 2019
Kosten: €90.00
Tijd: van 9:00 tot 16:00 uur
Lokatie: Kantoor Benelux-Scientific
44 Ri-Straat 33, 4051 AP Ochten, Netherlands
Onze technische experts voorzien u van praktische en begrijpelijke informatie m.b.t. de basisbegrippen van verwering en lichtechtheid, inclusief:

Hoe licht, warmte en water schade toebrengen aan materialen
Waarom u dit zou moeten testen, en hoe zich dit terugbetaalt
De verschillen tussen Xenon- en Fluorescentie-UV technologiën
Een vergelijking tussen natuurlijke buitenverwering en versnelde laboratoriumtesten
Lunch, tussentijdse verfrissing en cursusmaterialen zijn inbegrepen
Het seminar wordt u aangeboden door Q-Lab en Benelux-Scientific, en zal in de Engelse taal worden gegeven.

Register: https://pages.q-lab.com/europew101

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(Webinar) Automotive Interior and Exterior Weathering Testing and Evaluation

Posted: 5/29/2019
Free Webinar: Automotive Interior and Exterior Weathering Testing and Evaluation
Tuesday, June 11th 
Click to register for noon EDT session

Presented by Q-Lab and BYK-Gardner USA.

Technical experts from Q-Lab, "The Most Trusted Name in Weathering" and BYK Gardner, the international leader in Quality Control instruments for appearance and color, will present to attendees on the fundamentals and new advances in accelerated and natural outdoor weathering testing and evaluation for interior and automotive applications.

This joint, 90-minute program will provide an overview and comparison of key accelerated laboratory weathering technologies, including, recent trends in accelerated test development and correlation to real-world exposures. Some common automotive interior and exterior failure modes like color change and gloss loss will be presented along with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment for measurement and evaluation of these properties.

Understanding of these topics provides a good basis for implementing a robust weathering testing and evaluation program that can help to avoid costly product failures, meet new specifications, improve existing products, and bring new products to market.

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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:

Other

  • 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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