Exploring Color & Gloss and Weathering Basics 1

The international leader in QC instruments for appearance and color and “the most trusted name in weathering” partner again for a 1 day seminar! 

Learn the fundamentals of weathering and light stability testing, the principles of color and gloss and how each affects the other.

An example showing the ∆E for the L*a*b* color system. Photo courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

An example showing the ∆E for the L*a*b* color system.
Photo courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Understanding these topics can:

Avoid costly product failures.
Meet new specifications.
Improve existing products.
Bring new products to market.
And increase your profitability!

 

Limited Availability, Register Today!

Where: 
Sheraton Suites Chicago Elk Grove

121 Northwest Point Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
+1-847-290-1600

Cost: 
$150/per person, includes breakfast, lunch, and handouts (please note any dietary needs)

To Register: 
Email Sherry at Sherry.Brown@altana.com or call Sherry at +1-800-343-7721 x7203 or +1-301-483-6500 x7203. Credit cards are accepted.

Upcoming Seminars:

Sept 15, Atlanta, GA

Nov 12, Cleveland, OH

To learn more about an upcoming seminar near you, email Sherry at Sherry.Brown@altana.com or call Sherry at +1-800-343-7721 x7203 or +1-301-483-6500 x7203.

BYK-Gardner and Q-Lab Seminar Agenda 

micro-gloss and the materials it can measure. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

micro-gloss and the materials it can measure.
Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Measure a paint sample with a spectro-guide spectrophotometer. Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

Measurement of a paint sample with a spectro-guide spectrophotometer.
Photo Courtesy of BYK-Gardner.

BYK-Gardner USA 

Visual Assessment 

Light sources and Illuminants
Observer functions 2 and 10 degree observers
Color vision testing
Lighting conditions

Instrument Differences and which is best for the application 

Sphere spectrophotometers
Specular included
Specular excluded
45/0 spectrophotometers
Multi-angle spectrophotometers
Current specifications in the automotive industry
Transmission spectrophotometers

Color Tolerances 

Color Spaces – advantages of each
Color Tolerances
Correlation to color communications
Correlation to visual assessments

Color and Gloss measurements in weathering applications 

How gloss changes
How color changes
Changes in physical properties

Samples undergoing a weather test.

Samples undergoing a weather test.

Q-Lab 

Forces of Weathering 

Light
Temperature
Moisture
How they relate to weather testing

Outdoor Weathering 

Location and Exposure Angle Considerations
Mounting / Backing Techniques
Climate Data
Accelerated Outdoor Weathering

Accelerated Laboratory Weathering 

Key Factors of Weather Testing Equipment
Architecture
Light Spectra
Temperature
Introduction of Moisture
Selection of the Appropriate Test / Testing Device
Other weather testing considerations

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