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AATCC to conduct intensive textile testing workshop in October

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The Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop is an intensive overview of the majority of tests needed to operate a textile laboratory.

It is designed for those responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control of fibers, yarns, fabrics, garments, and carpets.

The workshop will be held October 25-26 at the AATCC Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C, USA. Some 25 AATCC procedures for evaluating colorfastness and physical properties will be demonstrated and discussed.

Instructors will discuss colorfastness to crocking, light, washing and perspiration. They will also demonstrate tests for evaluating physical properties including dimensional change (home laundering and accelerated methods), skewness, soil release, water repellency and resistance, appearance retention and UV transmission.

Participates will learn how to properly conduct and interpret all tests. Sessions will also be conducted on basic color theory and fiber identification.

Registrants will be involved in hands-on participation and will be shown how to use the AATCC Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change, the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale, and Xenon Reference Fabric.

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists


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