Q-Lab's Gary Cornell Elected as Chair of ASTM Subcommittee on Plastics

Q-Lab, the worldwide leader in accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test services, is pleased to announce that Mr. Gary Cornell was recently elected as Chairman of ASTM’s Subcommittee D20.61. This group is the TAG (Technical Advisory Group) to ISO TC61, the ISO standards committee on Plastics.

In the role of Chair of ASTM D20.61, Gary also assumes the role of Head of Delegation for the US plastics committee. He will be responsible for the US delegation that is sent to the ISO TC61 annual meeting.

Gary has worked with ASTM for many years and is a member of at least 11 standards committees; including being the Chair for ASTM D20.50 (Durability of Plastics). He is currently the Global Manager of Standards, Quality Calibration for Q-Lab, where he directs the company’s quality system, standards compliance, calibrations, and audits. 

Mr. Cornell is also a member of A2LA, SAE and USIFI, and is a US delegate for several ISO standards committees including: TC61 (Plastics), TC35 (Paint and Coatings), TC 42 (Photography) and TC38 (Textiles).

Gary’s has over 26 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. In April of 2014, Gary was given the Award of Excellence from ASTM International Committee D20 on Plastics, in recognition of his contribution to the group.

Q-Lab’s products and services are extensively used in the plastics industry for RD, 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.

Discover more information on Q-Lab’s industry-leading accelerated weathering testers and contract testing services by contacting info@q-lab.com, or visit www.q-lab.com.

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