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ASTM’s Test Subcommittee Selects Q-Lab’s Brad Reis as Chairman on Paints and Coatings

Published on 2015-02-02. Author : SpecialChem

Q-Lab, one of the worldwide leaders in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, has announced that Mr. Brad Reis was recently elected as Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee. This group focuses on accelerated testing for paints and coatings.

Brad has been serving as temporary chair of this subcommittee since June 2013.

Brad is an active member of numerous ASTM committees and subcommittees, and has been involved in a number of working groups for the revision of various standards.  He was in charge of the working group responsible for the release of ASTM D7869, a modern practice for accelerated weathering of transportation coatings, and is the project leader for the revision of ASTM G154, the practice of fluorescent UV exposure of non-metallic materials. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing for Q-Lab.

Throughout his 23-year professional career, Mr. Reis has held various technical leadership roles in marketing, new product development, applications engineering, equipment design, and intellectual property.  His broad experience stems from working at several leading technology companies, including General Electric, W. L. Gore & Associates, and most recently GrafTech International, before joining the Q-Lab team.

Brad holds over 30 US patents and has authored many papers in the field of electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and thermal management.

Q-Lab’s products and services are extensively used in the plastics industry for R&D, quality control, and to test for weathering durability. Q-Lab manufactures and sells affordable, easy-to-use and low-maintenance weathering, light stability and corrosion test equipment. Q-Lab is also a leader in outdoor exposure testing, and offers expert accelerated lab testing on a contract basis in both Europe and the United States.

About Q-LAB

Q-Lab Corporation is a global provider of material durability testing products since 1956. It designs and manufactures 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.

Source: Q-LAB

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