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WEATHERING AND DURABILITY TESTING
Will Your Products Last Outdoors?

Knowing the light stability and weatherability of your products is too important to chance. Don’t guess when you can test.
Sunlight, heat and moisture can cause serious product deterioration - such as colour change, cracking, peeling, oxidation or loss of strength. Damage from weathering or corrosion 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. 

Sunlight, heat and moisture can cause serious product deterioration - such as colour change, cracking, peeling, oxidation or loss of strength. Damage from weathering or corrosion 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. 

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Q-Lab Products & Services 

Weathering testers and weathering testing services can help you prevent costly product damage and potential service failures.

Don't guess when you can test. 

Sunlight, heat, and moisture can cause serious product deterioration over time – such as colour change, cracking, peeling, oxidation, or loss of strength.  Colour & Quality Control

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Q-Lab Products
QUV Weathering Tester
Q-FOG Cyclic Corrosion Tester
Q-Sun Xenon Test Chamber
Q-PANEL Standard Substrates 

Q-LAB is now represented by Thermoline Scientific, for more information or a quote please contact: 

Thermoline Scientific
Stephen Watt
sales@thermoline.com.au

 

RADIOMETER & THERMOMETER CALIBRATIONS

The SOLAR EYE irradiance control system on board QUV and Q-SUN testers needs to be calibrated by the user periodically.  This ensures accurate and consistent results.  The CR10 and CR20 radiometers are used in this calibration process, and it is fast and easy for the user.

Calibrating your reference thermometers and radiometers is important to achieving consistent and accurate weathering test results. When was the last time your reference devices were calibrated?

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QUV  Weathering Tester. 

The QUV accelerated weathering tester reproduces the damage caused by sunlight, rain and dew. In a few days or weeks, the QUV UV tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors.

MORE INFORMATION

Testing can increase your profitability when used for selecting new or less expensive materials, improving existing materials, and evaluating how changes in formulation affect product durability and quality.

Seminar:
 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 - more information

WARNING 

Caution buying Second Hand QUVs online

We are seeing companies purchasing second hand QUV from
overseas via online websites. Please take caution if you decide to go down this path.