Textile chemistry

2014-10-29

AATCC Technical Center offers Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop

The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) offers a workshop especially for people who are responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control for apparel and textile materials. The Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop will be held on December 3-4 at the AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA.
Attendees will learn how to properly perform and interpret test results for approximately 20 colorfastness and physical properties test methods and evaluation procedures. Colorfastness tests to be addressed include crocking, light, washing, and perspiration. Tests for evaluating physical properties include dimensional change (home laundering and accelerated methods), moisture management, water repellency and resistance, and appearance retention.

AATCC staff will discuss and demonstrate these procedures and registrants will be involved in hands-on participation.

Sessions will be conducted on basic color theory and measurement as well as fiber identification.  Participants will be shown how to use the AATCC Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change, the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale and Xenon Reference Fabric.

ASTM methods, D 4966 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method); and D 3512 Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Random Tumble Pilling Tester will also be discussed and demonstrated.

Attendance at this hands-on workshop is limited so early registration is recommended. 

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