New vice chairman of SAE textile committee

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Gary Cornell was recently elected as vice chairman of the Society for Automotive Engineering (SAE) Textile and Flexible Plastics Committee.

Cornell is global manager of standards, quality and calibration at accelerated weathering equipment and outdoor exposure test service provider Q-Lab.

He 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.

He is also a member of ASTM, A2LA, 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).

Some of the important weathering standards covered by SAE committee are: 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)

April 1, 2015 

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John joined UKi Media & Events in 2012 and has worked across a range of B2B titles within the company's automotive, marine and entertainment divisions. Currently editor of Automotive Testing Technology International, Crash Test Technology International and Electric & Hybrid Marine Technology International, John co-ordinates the day-the-day operations of each magazine, from commissioning and writing to editing and signing-off, as well managing web content. Aside from the magazines, John also serves as co-chairman of the annual Electric & Hybrid Marine Awards and can be found sniffing out stories throughout the halls of several of UKI's industry-leading expo events.

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