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Understanding Laboratory Weathering Tests

Thursday, April 14, 2016

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Accelerated weathering and light stability testing can be an important part of new product development and quality control.

Q-Lab's Jeff Quill will cover these topics in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC, "Essentials of Laboratory Weathering," from 11 am to noon ET Wednesday, April 20.

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"Essentials of Laboratory Weathering" explores a variety of available weathering technologies and test methods.

Webinar participants will be eligible to receive continuing education credits from SSPC.

Participants may register here free.

What You Will Learn

Every day, accelerated weathering and light stability testers help research and development, quality control, and new product development engineers improve their products, minimize failures and reduce raw material costs.

During this webinar, Quill will:

  • Compare fluorescent UV and xenon arc accelerated weathering testing;
  • Describe how these methods simulate sunlight, temperature and moisture;
  • Provide guidance on the best use of laboratory weathering technologies;
  • Discuss the importance of natural weathering tests; and
  • Dispel the myth that natural weathering tests are too slow and costly.

Presenter Experience

Quill, director of Technical Applications for Q-Lab, is a member of several ASTM, ISO and SAE committees dealing with standards for weathering and testing of coatings, plastics, printing inks, textiles and other materials.

Considered to be one of the world’s experts on light stability and weathering testing, Quill was a principle investigator in the research project that led to the development of the ASTM D7869 xenon arc weathering standard for automotive exterior materials. He has also given numerous presentations and seminars and authored many papers on the subject throughout the world. Quill holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Ohio State University.

Webinar Education Series

The webinar is part of the 2016 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board.

To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

Some of those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare’s archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Coating chemistry; Coating Materials; Coatings; Coatings education; Coatings Technology; Durability; Education; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Humidity and moisture; Latin America; North America; Protective Coatings; Q-Lab; Quality control; Research and development; Temperature; Weathering; Webinars; Worker training

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