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Polymer Degradation, Weathering and Corrosion Seminar

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Thermoline Scientific will be hosting a series of informative seminars presented by Rich Kish, International Sales Manager for Q-Lab.

Seminar from 9am to 3pm with morning tea from 8:30am.

Sydney on 14th February

Rydges Rosehill

Executive Boardroom

116-118 James Ruse Dr, Rosehill

* Free parking onsite.

Melbourne on 16th February

Rydges on Swanston

Boardroom Three

701 Swanston St, Carlton

* Full day parking on site $25 (subject to availability) or the University Square Car Park Entrance at 244 Bouverie Street or 206 Berkeley Street for $20.00 per day.

Register your interest online today by visiting: http://www.thermoline.com.au/q-lab-seminar/

Paint & Polymer Degradation - A Practical Approach to Accelerated Testing

All polymers are subject to environmental conditions that cause them to deteriorate. The rate and type of deterioration depends on the type of polymer and its exposure to a variety of elements. Of primary importance to material degradation are light, heat and moisture acting on the surface of the material singularly or in concert and with these and other variables.

This seminar will examine how these variables interact with polymers naturally and how this interaction may be simulated in a laboratory and used to predict material life expectancy through accelerated test programs. This seminar focuses on various light sources and their spectral power distribution and how they can be used to identify an appropriate simulation to natural weathering.

Moisture uptake, heat and their effect on polymer degradation will also be discussed along with their role in polymer degradation. This seminar concludes by discussing how accelerated test data may be correlated with actual outdoor weathering in an attempt to predict the durability of a polymer product.

The paint and coatings industry is extremely diverse. Q-Lab serves thousands of customers in hundreds of sub-markets that utilise paints and coatings, including the following applications:

  • Architectural coatings
  • Industrial and maintenance coatings
  • Automotive coatings
  • Exterior stains and varnishes
  • Coil coatings
  • Powder coatings
  • Low VOC coatings
  • Marine coatings
  • Wood coatings
  • Roof coatings
  • Cool and IR reflective coatings
  • Additives
  • Pigments

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