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, Q-Lab Deutschland, and Q-Lab China. Outdoor exposure testing for weathering, lightfastness, and corrosion is available at Q-Lab Florida and Q-Lab Arizona.

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 Corporation has established the global standard for affordable, reliable, and easy-to-use weathering, lightfastness, and corrosion test equipment and test services. This philosophy and customer-first approach has made us “the most trusted name in weathering”.

Q-SUN Xenon Arc Test Chambers:

  • Q-Sun Xe-1 Xenon Test Chamber
  • Q-Sun Xe-2 Xenon Test Chamber
  • Q-Sun Xe-3 Xenon Test Chamber

QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester:

Q-FOG Cyclic Corrosion Testers:

Q-SUN Xenon Arc Test Chambers:

The Q-SUN Xe-1 tester is a tabletop lightfastness and photostability chamber. It has a single xenon arc lamp and is available with an 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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Q-Sun Xe-2 Xenon Test Chamber

The World’s Most Widely Used Light Fastness Tester

The Q-SUN Xe-2 rotating rack xenon arc test chamber reproduces the damage caused by full-spectrum sunlight and rain. In a few days or weeks, the Q-SUN Xe-2 tester can reproduce the damage that occurs over months or years outdoors.

The Xe-2 tester is a full-featured weathering, lightfastness, and photostability chamber. It provides precise control of critical test parameters including spectrum, irradiance, relative humidity, chamber temperature, and black panel/black standard temperature. Water spray is also an available option. The versatile Q-SUN Xe-2 tester is the simplest, most reliable, and easiest-to-use rotating rack xenon arc tester available.

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Q-Sun Xe-3 Xenon Test Chamber

The Q-SUN Xe-3 tester is a full-featured lightfastness, colorfastness, and photostability chamber. 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, 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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QUV Accelerated Weathering Tester:

QUV – The World’s Most Widely Used Weathering Tester

UV light is responsible for almost all photodegradation of durable materials exposed outdoors.  The QUV tester’s fluorescent lamps simulate the critical short-wave UV and realistically reproduce the physical property damage caused by sunlight.  Types of damage include color change, gloss loss, chalking, cracking, crazing, hazing, blistering, embrittlement, strength loss, and oxidation.

Dew, not rain, is responsible for most of the wetness that occurs in outdoor exposure.  The QUV UV test chamber’s condensation system realistically simulates dew and accelerates its effect using elevated temperature.

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Q-FOG 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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