Q-Lab Europe Ltd. of Bolton, Lancashire at K 2019 in Düsseldorf -- K Trade Fair

Q-Lab Europe Ltd.

Express Trading Estate Stonehill Road, Farnworth, BL4 9TP Bolton, Lancashire
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Telephone +44 1204 861616
Fax +44 1204 861617
info.eu@q-lab.com

Hall map

K 2019 hall map (Hall 10): stand D02

Fairground map

K 2019 fairground map: Hall 10

Contact

Joanne Cook

Phone
+44 (0)1204 861616

Email
info.eu@q-lab.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 03  Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
  • 03.10  Measuring and test equipment
  • 03.10.010  Accelerated weathering equipment

Our products

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

QUV ACCELERATED 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. To simulate outdoor weathering, the QUV accelerated tester exposes materials to alternating cycles of UV light and moisture at controlled, elevated temperatures. It simulates the effects of sunlight using special fluorescent UV lamps. It simulates dew and rain with condensing humidity and/or water spray. The QUV accelerated weathering tester is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use weathering tester available. With thousands of testers in use worldwide, it is the world's most widely used weathering tester.

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Applications
Exterior, Construction Equipment, Exterior, Garden Furniture, Sporting Goods, Casings, Agricultural/Garden

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

Q-SUN XE-3 XENON TEST CHAMBER

The Q-SUN Xe-3 xenon arc chamber reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight and rain. In a few days or weeks, the Q-SUN tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors.

The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester is a full-featured lightfastness, colorfastness, and photostability chamber at a breakthrough price. It utilizes three separate xenon lamps for a large capacity. The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester’s slide out specimen tray is 451mm x 718mm and is useful for exposing large, three-dimensional parts or components. The Xe-3 tester offers standard humidity control, and optional spray, back spray and chiller features.

The Q-SUN Xe-3 is the only xenon arc tester that also has an optional dual spray capability. This allows for a second liquid such as acid rain or soap solutions, to be sprayed onto test specimens.

The Q-SUN Xe-3 is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use full-sized xenon arc chamber available

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Applications
Exterior, Construction Equipment, Exterior, Garden Furniture, Sporting Goods, Casings, Agricultural/Garden

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

Q-SUN XE-1 XENON TEST CHAMBER

The Q-SUN Xe-1 xenon arc chamber reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight and rain. In a few days or weeks, the Q-SUN tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors.

The Q-SUN Xe-1 tester is a tabletop lightfastness, colorfastness, and photostability chamber. It has a single xenon arc lamp and is available with optional water spray and chiller. Its small scale is perfect for a lab with a limited budget or only an occasional need for testing. Installation of the Xe-1 tester is simple and specimens can be conveniently mounted horizontally on its flat specimen tray.

The Q-SUN Xe-1 tester is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use xenon arc test chamber available.

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Applications
Exterior, Construction Equipment, Exterior, Garden Furniture, Sporting Goods, Casings, Agricultural/Garden

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

ACCELERATED LABORATORY TESTING

Contract Laboratory Testing Services
For those who are interested in accelerated weathering, light stability, and corrosion testing but are not yet ready to purchase QUV, Q-SUN, or Q-FOG test equipment, we offer a full range of contract laboratory testing services in our fully-equipped laboratories in Florida and Germany.

Q-Lab weathering, light stability and corrosion tests are used for quality control, material certification, exterior durability studies and predictions. Q-Lab can also act as an unbiased third party wherever third-party verification of test results is required

Fast Results
Although actual outdoor exposures are an ideal way to test your products, sometimes you can't afford to wait a year or two for real-time test results. We can give you fast, and reliable weatherability, lightfastness, colorfastness, and photostability data using our large array of QUV, Q-SUN, Q-FOG and QCT accelerated laboratory testers. Backed by decades of outdoor testing experience, Q-Lab experts can help you set up a successful accelerated laboratory testing program.

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Applications
Exterior, Construction Equipment, Exterior, Garden Furniture, Sporting Goods, Casings, Agricultural/Garden

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

FLORIDA OUTDOOR EXPOSURE TESTING

Q-Lab Florida has more specimens on test than any other outdoor weathering facility in the world.  Q-Lab Florida is located south of Miami on the southern tip of Florida, in the only true subtropical region in the continental United States. We offer natural outdoor exposure testing, accelerated laboratory testing and specimen evaluation services at Q-Lab Florida.  These contract test services are ISO 17025 accredited.

Why Florida?
Florida is the internationally recognized benchmark location for outdoor exposure testing. Florida subtropical weathering exposures are not only realistic, they are also accelerated. One year of Florida sunshine can equate to several years of weathering elsewhere. Our Florida site has high-intensity sunlight, high annual UV, high year round temperatures, abundant rainfall and very high humidity.

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Applications
Exterior, Construction Equipment, Exterior, Garden Furniture, Sporting Goods, Casings, Agricultural/Garden

Product category: Accelerated weathering equipment

Q-FOG SSP & CCT CYCLIC CORROSION TESTERS

Cyclic corrosion testing provides the best possible laboratory simulation of natural atmospheric corrosion. Research indicates that test results are similar to outdoors in resulting structure, morphology, and relative corrosion rates.

Q-FOG cyclic corrosion chambers from Q-Lab can run traditional salt spray, Prohesion, and most cyclic automotive tests. Q-FOG chambers are available in two sizes to fulfill a wide range of testing requirements.

Q-FOG cyclic corrosion testers are the simplest, most reliable, and easiest to use corrosion testers available.

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Applications
Exterior

About us

Company details

Q-Lab Corporation  is a global provider of material durability testing products since 1956. We design and manufacture standard test substrates as well as weathering, light stability, and corrosion testers. In addition, contract test services which include accelerated laboratory testing are available at Q-Lab Florida, Q-Lab Arizona, and Q-Lab Deutschland. Outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness and corrosion are available at Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Arizona.

Our weathering products and services are used by material scientists and technicians in numerous industries including: additives and colorants, adhesive and sealants, automotive, building materials (such as roofing and siding), fabrics/textiles, food and beverages, graphic arts/inks, paints and coatings, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, plastics and packaging, and renewable energy (such as solar).

Our modern corporate headquarters, R&D, and manufacturing facilities are located in Westlake, a beautiful suburb of Cleveland, Ohio USA. Q-Lab sales and distribution facilities are located in Manchester, England, Saarbrucken, Germany, and Shanghai, China. Q-Lab's A2LA accredited laboratory and outdoor testing facilities are located in Homestead, Florida (Certificate Number 0859-01) and Buckeye, Arizona (Certificate Number 0859-02). We've also just opened a new accelerated testing lab at our Saarbrücken, Germany location (Certificate Number 0859-03).

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