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  • From weathering of wind turbines to stability testing of infusion bags - Applications of the Atlas Xenotest®

    From weathering of wind turbines to stability testing of infusion bags - Applications of the Atlas Xenotest®

    Coming with over 60 years of experience, Xenotest instruments are designed for the most reliable weathering and lightfastness testing. The Xenotest series provides proven solutions for various R&D applications, especially in the field of durability testing of polymers, coatings, and dyestuffs.

    As the applications of the Xenotest series have steadily grown, the aim of this online seminar is to cover the most commonly used test methods as well as some specialized areas such as IV-bag photostability.

    Each application will be explained in detail, including standard reference, practical advice for the test settings and how long they will typically run.

  • Date & Time: 12 Jul 2022 - 07:30 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    Coming with over 60 years of experience, Xenotest instruments are designed for the most reliable weathering and lightfastness testing. The Xenotest series provides proven solutions for various R&D applications, especially in the field of durability testing of polymers, coatings, and dyestuffs.

    As the applications of the Xenotest series have steadily grown, the aim of this online seminar is to cover the most commonly used test methods as well as some specialized areas such as IV-bag photostability.

    Each application will be explained in detail, including standard reference, practical advice for the test settings and how long they will typically run.

  • Factors of Weathering

    Factors of Weathering

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 21 Jul 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Outdoor Weathering

    Outdoor Weathering

    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 28 Jul 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Laboratory Weathering

    Laboratory Weathering

    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 4 Aug 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 11 Aug 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 18 Aug 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Factors of Weathering

    Factors of Weathering

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 24 Aug 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Weathering Testing: Correlation

    Weathering Testing: Correlation

    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 25 Aug 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Outdoor Weathering

    Outdoor Weathering

    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 31 Aug 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • From weathering of wind turbines to stability testing of infusion bags - Applications of the Atlas Xenotest®

    From weathering of wind turbines to stability testing of infusion bags - Applications of the Atlas Xenotest®

    Coming with over 60 years of experience, Xenotest instruments are designed for the most reliable weathering and lightfastness testing. The Xenotest series provides proven solutions for various R&D applications, especially in the field of durability testing of polymers, coatings, and dyestuffs.

    As the applications of the Xenotest series have steadily grown, the aim of this online seminar is to cover the most commonly used test methods as well as some specialized areas such as IV-bag photostability.

    Each application will be explained in detail, including standard reference, practical advice for the test settings and how long they will typically run.

  • Date & Time: 31 Aug 2022 - 14:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    Coming with over 60 years of experience, Xenotest instruments are designed for the most reliable weathering and lightfastness testing. The Xenotest series provides proven solutions for various R&D applications, especially in the field of durability testing of polymers, coatings, and dyestuffs.

    As the applications of the Xenotest series have steadily grown, the aim of this online seminar is to cover the most commonly used test methods as well as some specialized areas such as IV-bag photostability.

    Each application will be explained in detail, including standard reference, practical advice for the test settings and how long they will typically run.

  • Laboratory Weathering

    Laboratory Weathering

    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 7 Sep 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • History of Weathering

    History of Weathering

    It all started in 1906, when the first systematic outdoor weathering test was conducted in Dakota, USA. 10 years later, the “Solar Determinator” started the carbon-arc era. In 1956, the introduction of the Xenotest 150 was the beginning of xenon-arc weathering, still being today’s method of choice for most applications. For the last 115 years, outdoor testing technologies evolved from static racks to sun-tracking exposure, and finally to accelerated devices with mirrors concentrating the sun on a target board. The history of weathering is an exciting example how various academic and technical disciplines bundle their efforts to drive technical progress in material science, technology, test method design, and service life prediction.

  • Date & Time: 8 Sep 2022 - 09:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    It all started in 1906, when the first systematic outdoor weathering test was conducted in Dakota, USA. 10 years later, the “Solar Determinator” started the carbon-arc era. In 1956, the introduction of the Xenotest 150 was the beginning of xenon-arc weathering, still being today’s method of choice for most applications. For the last 115 years, outdoor testing technologies evolved from static racks to sun-tracking exposure, and finally to accelerated devices with mirrors concentrating the sun on a target board. The history of weathering is an exciting example how various academic and technical disciplines bundle their efforts to drive technical progress in material science, technology, test method design, and service life prediction.

  • Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 21 Sep 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Xenotest Workshop

    Xenotest Workshop

    Der Xenotest Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Belichtungs- und Bewitterungsprüfgeräte der Xenotest Reihe (Beta+, Alpha+, 440 und 220/220+).

    Dieser Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb dieser Xenon-Prüfgeräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau


    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Event in Linsengericht, Germany
  • Date: 27 Sep 2022
  • Location: GER
  • Language: DE
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    Der Xenotest Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Belichtungs- und Bewitterungsprüfgeräte der Xenotest Reihe (Beta+, Alpha+, 440 und 220/220+).

    Dieser Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb dieser Xenon-Prüfgeräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau


    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers

    Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers

    Under the synergistic impact of solar radiation, heat, and moisture, all polymeric materials undergo chemical and physical ageing. These weathering effects lead to changes in properties and ultimately to product failure. Photodegradation, chemical, and physical processes, as well as external stresses run on very different time scales. Some effects can easily be accelerated. Others, like diffusion, migration, or water uptake need time to evolve. The result are fundamental limitations in the overall acceleration that can be achieved in an accelerated but correlating laboratory test. Knowing about the relevant aging processes and understanding their time scales and acceleration limits is critical to making the right testing decisions.

  • Date & Time: 27 Sep 2022 - 09:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    Under the synergistic impact of solar radiation, heat, and moisture, all polymeric materials undergo chemical and physical ageing. These weathering effects lead to changes in properties and ultimately to product failure. Photodegradation, chemical, and physical processes, as well as external stresses run on very different time scales. Some effects can easily be accelerated. Others, like diffusion, migration, or water uptake need time to evolve. The result are fundamental limitations in the overall acceleration that can be achieved in an accelerated but correlating laboratory test. Knowing about the relevant aging processes and understanding their time scales and acceleration limits is critical to making the right testing decisions.

  • Weather-Ometer Workshop

    Weather-Ometer Workshop

    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau

    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

     

    Der Weather-Ometer Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Weather-Ometer Reihe (Ci3000, Ci4000 und Ci4400).

    Dieser umfassende Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb der Atlas Weather-Ometer® Geräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

     

  • Event in Linsengericht, Germany
  • Date: 28 Sep 2022
  • Location: GER
  • Language: DE
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    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau

    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

     

    Der Weather-Ometer Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Weather-Ometer Reihe (Ci3000, Ci4000 und Ci4400).

    Dieser umfassende Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb der Atlas Weather-Ometer® Geräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

     

  • SUNTEST Workshop (SUNTEST XXL+ und XLS+)

    SUNTEST Workshop (SUNTEST XXL+ und XLS+)

    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau

    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

    Der SUNTEST Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Belichtungs- und Bewitterungsprüfgeräte SUNTEST XXL+ und XLS+.

    Dieser Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb dieser Xenon-Prüfgeräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

  • Event in Linsengericht, Germany
  • Date: 29 Sep 2022
  • Location: GER
  • Language: DE
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  • More info »

    8:30 – 16:30 Uhr

    Atlas Material Testing Technology GmbH
    Vogelsbergstraße 22
    63589 Linsengericht-Altenhaßlau

    Preise und weiter Informationen auf Anfrage.

    Der SUNTEST Workshop ist ein intensives eintägiges Training für Anwender der Belichtungs- und Bewitterungsprüfgeräte SUNTEST XXL+ und XLS+.

    Dieser Workshop vermittelt Grundlagen zum Betrieb dieser Xenon-Prüfgeräte sowie zu deren Kalibrierung.

  • Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 5 Oct 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Introduction to Weathering

    Introduction to Weathering

    This online seminar provides an introduction into technology, methods, and basic concepts of weathering testing. The seminar starts with explaining how weather factors cause ageing of organic materials. After that, the difference between weather and climate is discussed. The seminar reviews various outdoor testing technologies like static exposure, sun-tracking and the use of concentrating Fresnel mirrors and presents how testing is performed in key benchmark climate locations. Discussion of laboratory accelerated weathering testing is structured by light source and instrument geometry. Finally, the concepts of correlation and acceleration are briefly explained.

  • Date & Time: 13 Oct 2022 - 17:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    This online seminar provides an introduction into technology, methods, and basic concepts of weathering testing. The seminar starts with explaining how weather factors cause ageing of organic materials. After that, the difference between weather and climate is discussed. The seminar reviews various outdoor testing technologies like static exposure, sun-tracking and the use of concentrating Fresnel mirrors and presents how testing is performed in key benchmark climate locations. Discussion of laboratory accelerated weathering testing is structured by light source and instrument geometry. Finally, the concepts of correlation and acceleration are briefly explained.

  • Weathering Testing: Correlation

    Weathering Testing: Correlation

    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 19 Oct 2022 - 08:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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  • More info »

    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Fundamentals of Weathering – The Basics

    Fundamentals of Weathering – The Basics

    8.00 AM to 4.00 PM

    Atlas Material Testing Technology
    1500 Bishop Court
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056, USA

    More information and price upon request.

     

    Fundamentals of Weathering – The Basics is a one day seminar that emphasizes lightfastness and weathering durability testing techniques. These techniques include natural and accelerated

    outdoor exposure testing as well as laboratory accelerated methods and instruments.

    The seminar will introduce the basics of how various factors of weather and climate, such as solar radiation, heat and moisture, affect materials and how to test the resistance of a formulation or product to them. Special attention is given to the testing techniques of paints and protective coatings, automotive materials, architectural building products and molded plastic materials. Textile and fiber lightfastness and weatherability are also discussed.

     

  • Event in Mount Prospect, IL, US
  • Date: 25 Oct 2022
  • Location: USA
  • Language: EN
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    8.00 AM to 4.00 PM

    Atlas Material Testing Technology
    1500 Bishop Court
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056, USA

    More information and price upon request.

     

    Fundamentals of Weathering – The Basics is a one day seminar that emphasizes lightfastness and weathering durability testing techniques. These techniques include natural and accelerated

    outdoor exposure testing as well as laboratory accelerated methods and instruments.

    The seminar will introduce the basics of how various factors of weather and climate, such as solar radiation, heat and moisture, affect materials and how to test the resistance of a formulation or product to them. Special attention is given to the testing techniques of paints and protective coatings, automotive materials, architectural building products and molded plastic materials. Textile and fiber lightfastness and weatherability are also discussed.

     

  • Weather-Ometer Workshop

    Weather-Ometer Workshop

    8.00 AM to 3.00 PM 

    Atlas Material Testing Technology
    1500 Bishop Court
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056, USA

    More information and price upon request.

     

    A dedicated course for the operators of the latest in weathering technology: the Atlas Ci5000, Ci4400 and Ci4000 Xenon Weather-Ometers!

    This full-day course guides you through basic operation, calibration, and maintenance. Plus, you’ll learn how to navigate the state-of-the-art controller to conduct on-line calibration, set up custom test programs and troubleshoot through comprehensive diagnostic screens.

  • Event in Mount Prospect, IL, US
  • Date: 26 Oct 2022
  • Location: USA
  • Language: EN
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    8.00 AM to 3.00 PM 

    Atlas Material Testing Technology
    1500 Bishop Court
    Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056, USA

    More information and price upon request.

     

    A dedicated course for the operators of the latest in weathering technology: the Atlas Ci5000, Ci4400 and Ci4000 Xenon Weather-Ometers!

    This full-day course guides you through basic operation, calibration, and maintenance. Plus, you’ll learn how to navigate the state-of-the-art controller to conduct on-line calibration, set up custom test programs and troubleshoot through comprehensive diagnostic screens.

  • Factors of Weathering

    Factors of Weathering

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 8 Nov 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    This seminar addresses the influences of weather, i.e. solar radiation, temperature, and moisture on materials including how they are measured and how their impact can be estimated.

    (Part 1 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Grundlagen der Bewitterung I + II

    Grundlagen der Bewitterung I + II

    Bewitterung I

    9:00 – 16:30 Uhr

    Das Grundlagenseminar Bewitterung I befasst sich mit Prüftechniken zur Bestimmung der Licht- und Wetterbeständigkeit von Materialien aller Art. Das Seminar zeigt, wie verschiedene Faktoren des Wetters/Klimas, wie z.B. Sonnenstrahlung, Wärme und Feuchte sich auf ein Material auswirken können, und wie man die Widerstandsfähigkeit von Ausgangsmaterialien oder fertigen Endprodukten gegen diese Einflüsse prüfen kann. Die häufigsten natürlichen und künstlichen Prüfanwendungen werden besprochen. Die Kursteilnehmer lernen die gängigsten Prüfmethoden und Normen kennen (DIN, ISO, SAE, ASTM etc.). Praktische Beispiele zur Korrelation und Beschleunigung sowie die Freibewitterung mit ihren vielfältigen klimatischen Bedingungen werden erörtert.

    Die beiden Tage können unabhängig voneinander gebucht werden.

    Ort:
    Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
    Sternschanze 6
    20357 Hamburg

    Preise und weitere Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Event in Hamburg, Germany
  • Date: 9 Nov 2022
  • Location: GER
  • Language: DE
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    Bewitterung I

    9:00 – 16:30 Uhr

    Das Grundlagenseminar Bewitterung I befasst sich mit Prüftechniken zur Bestimmung der Licht- und Wetterbeständigkeit von Materialien aller Art. Das Seminar zeigt, wie verschiedene Faktoren des Wetters/Klimas, wie z.B. Sonnenstrahlung, Wärme und Feuchte sich auf ein Material auswirken können, und wie man die Widerstandsfähigkeit von Ausgangsmaterialien oder fertigen Endprodukten gegen diese Einflüsse prüfen kann. Die häufigsten natürlichen und künstlichen Prüfanwendungen werden besprochen. Die Kursteilnehmer lernen die gängigsten Prüfmethoden und Normen kennen (DIN, ISO, SAE, ASTM etc.). Praktische Beispiele zur Korrelation und Beschleunigung sowie die Freibewitterung mit ihren vielfältigen klimatischen Bedingungen werden erörtert.

    Die beiden Tage können unabhängig voneinander gebucht werden.

    Ort:
    Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
    Sternschanze 6
    20357 Hamburg

    Preise und weitere Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Grundlagen der Bewitterung I + II

    Grundlagen der Bewitterung I + II

    Bewitterung II

     8:30 bis 16:15 Uhr

    Aufbauend auf Teil I, der die Prüftechnik behandelt, befasst sich Bewitterung II intensiv mit der Wirkung der Wetterfaktoren auf polymere Werkstoffe. Das Seminar gibt Aufschluss über die messtechnische Erfassung der Wetterfaktoren und behandelt die Strahlungs- und Temperaturmesstechnik als kritische Faktoren. Die Planung und Durchführung von Bewitterungsversuchen unter Verwendung von Referenzmaterialien bilden einen weiteren Schwerpunkt des Seminars. Die statistische Auswertung von Bewitterungsstudien sowie eine Diskussion der Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Beschleunigung, runden das Programm des zweiten Tages ab.

    Die beiden Tage können unabhängig voneinander gebucht werden.

    Ort:
    Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
    Sternschanze 6
    20357 Hamburg

    Preise und weitere Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Event in Hamburg, Germany
  • Date: 10 Nov 2022
  • Location: GER
  • Language: DE
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    Bewitterung II

     8:30 bis 16:15 Uhr

    Aufbauend auf Teil I, der die Prüftechnik behandelt, befasst sich Bewitterung II intensiv mit der Wirkung der Wetterfaktoren auf polymere Werkstoffe. Das Seminar gibt Aufschluss über die messtechnische Erfassung der Wetterfaktoren und behandelt die Strahlungs- und Temperaturmesstechnik als kritische Faktoren. Die Planung und Durchführung von Bewitterungsversuchen unter Verwendung von Referenzmaterialien bilden einen weiteren Schwerpunkt des Seminars. Die statistische Auswertung von Bewitterungsstudien sowie eine Diskussion der Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Beschleunigung, runden das Programm des zweiten Tages ab.

    Die beiden Tage können unabhängig voneinander gebucht werden.

    Ort:
    Mövenpick Hotel Hamburg
    Sternschanze 6
    20357 Hamburg

    Preise und weitere Informationen auf Anfrage.

  • Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers

    Time Scales in Environmental Ageing of Polymers

    Under the synergistic impact of solar radiation, heat, and moisture, all polymeric materials undergo chemical and physical ageing. These weathering effects lead to changes in properties and ultimately to product failure. Photodegradation, chemical, and physical processes, as well as external stresses run on very different time scales. Some effects can easily be accelerated. Others, like diffusion, migration, or water uptake need time to evolve. The result are fundamental limitations in the overall acceleration that can be achieved in an accelerated but correlating laboratory test. Knowing about the relevant aging processes and understanding their time scales and acceleration limits is critical to making the right testing decisions.

  • Date & Time: 10 Nov 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    Under the synergistic impact of solar radiation, heat, and moisture, all polymeric materials undergo chemical and physical ageing. These weathering effects lead to changes in properties and ultimately to product failure. Photodegradation, chemical, and physical processes, as well as external stresses run on very different time scales. Some effects can easily be accelerated. Others, like diffusion, migration, or water uptake need time to evolve. The result are fundamental limitations in the overall acceleration that can be achieved in an accelerated but correlating laboratory test. Knowing about the relevant aging processes and understanding their time scales and acceleration limits is critical to making the right testing decisions.

  • Outdoor Weathering

    Outdoor Weathering

    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 15 Nov 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
  •  
  • More info »

    This seminar addresses the fundamentals of natural weathering. This includes static exposures in different reference climate zones as well as various outdoor accelerated test methods.

    (Part 2 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Laboratory Weathering

    Laboratory Weathering

    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 22 Nov 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses different kinds of laboratory weathering instruments, various lamp types and their spectral irradiance distribution. Similarities and differences between different instrument types are discussed.

    (Part 3 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • History of Weathering

    History of Weathering

    It all started in 1906, when the first systematic outdoor weathering test was conducted in Dakota, USA. 10 years later, the “Solar Determinator” started the carbon-arc era. In 1956, the introduction of the Xenotest 150 was the beginning of xenon-arc weathering, still being today’s method of choice for most applications. For the last 115 years, outdoor testing technologies evolved from static racks to sun-tracking exposure, and finally to accelerated devices with mirrors concentrating the sun on a target board. The history of weathering is an exciting example how various academic and technical disciplines bundle their efforts to drive technical progress in material science, technology, test method design, and service life prediction.

  • Date & Time: 23 Nov 2022 - 15:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    It all started in 1906, when the first systematic outdoor weathering test was conducted in Dakota, USA. 10 years later, the “Solar Determinator” started the carbon-arc era. In 1956, the introduction of the Xenotest 150 was the beginning of xenon-arc weathering, still being today’s method of choice for most applications. For the last 115 years, outdoor testing technologies evolved from static racks to sun-tracking exposure, and finally to accelerated devices with mirrors concentrating the sun on a target board. The history of weathering is an exciting example how various academic and technical disciplines bundle their efforts to drive technical progress in material science, technology, test method design, and service life prediction.

  • Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    Weathering Testing and Basic Standards

    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 29 Nov 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses how environmental stress factors are translated into artificial weathering test cycles. Examples are given on the most common test methods for automotive, textiles, coatings, and other applications. Guidance is given on what should be considered and what should be avoided when developing significant weathering test methods.

    (Part 4 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    Weathering Testing: Acceleration

    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 6 Dec 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This seminar addresses the principles on how acceleration can be achieved in weathering testing. Technical solutions are described. What should be considered to get reliable and significant results from accelerated testing? How can reciprocity be validated? This seminar will give some answers.

    (Part 5 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Introduction to Weathering

    Introduction to Weathering

    This online seminar provides an introduction into technology, methods, and basic concepts of weathering testing. The seminar starts with explaining how weather factors cause ageing of organic materials. After that, the difference between weather and climate is discussed. The seminar reviews various outdoor testing technologies like static exposure, sun-tracking and the use of concentrating Fresnel mirrors and presents how testing is performed in key benchmark climate locations. Discussion of laboratory accelerated weathering testing is structured by light source and instrument geometry. Finally, the concepts of correlation and acceleration are briefly explained.

  • Date & Time: 8 Dec 2022 - 11:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    This online seminar provides an introduction into technology, methods, and basic concepts of weathering testing. The seminar starts with explaining how weather factors cause ageing of organic materials. After that, the difference between weather and climate is discussed. The seminar reviews various outdoor testing technologies like static exposure, sun-tracking and the use of concentrating Fresnel mirrors and presents how testing is performed in key benchmark climate locations. Discussion of laboratory accelerated weathering testing is structured by light source and instrument geometry. Finally, the concepts of correlation and acceleration are briefly explained.

  • Weathering Testing: Correlation

    Weathering Testing: Correlation

    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)

  • Date & Time: 13 Dec 2022 - 16:00 UTC
  • Location: Online
  • Language: EN
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    To evaluate and to understand accelerated weathering testing, it is important to know how the results “correlate” to real world weathering. In this seminar mathematical/statistical procedures are described on how to compare and how to validate weathering results from different exposures. Basic principles on how to increase correlation are discussed.

    (Part 6 of our six part series of general weathering related online seminars)