WESTLAKE, OH Q-Lab, a provider of accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, announced that Gary Cornell was elected as vice chair of the Society for Automotive Engineering Textile and Flexible Plastics Committee.

Some of the important weathering standards covered by this committee are: SAE J2412 (xenon arc weathering of automotive interiors), J2527 and J2020 (xenon arc and UV fluorescent weathering of automotive exteriors), and J1976 (outdoor weathering of exterior materials), among others.

Cornell has worked with SAE for many years. He is currently the global manager of standards, quality and calibration for Q-Lab, where he directs the company’s quality system, standards compliance, calibrations and audits.

He is also a member of ASTM, A2LA, and USIFI and is a U.S. delegate for several ISO standards committees including: TC61 (plastics), TC35 (paint and coatings), TC 42 (photography) and TC38 (textiles). In December 2014, he was elected chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee D20.61.

Cornell has over 37 years of experience in the field of polymers and extensive technical expertise in the area of mechanical and chemical testing of polymers, plastics, and rubber.

Q-Lab’s products and services are extensively used in the paint, plastics, and automotive industries 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.

For more information, visit www.q-lab.com