Impact Penetration Testing for Textile Webinar
Recorded May 28, 2020
Presented by Diana Wyman, AATCC Executive Vice President
This webinar is offered at no cost to individual and corporate members of AATCC and at a 70% discount ($45) for nonmembers. Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.
Impact penetration testing measures the amount of liquid that passes through a fabric under specified conditions. It is a key test for Level 1, 2, and 3 gowns and drapes in healthcare settings. This webinar will cover testing for PPE as well as other water-resistant applications. It will compare various versions of the test, including AATCC TM42, NWSP 80.3, and ISO 18695. The webinar includes full descriptions and demonstration of apparatus, materials, and testing procedure.
Diana Wyman is Executive Vice President of AATCC, a professional association and standards development organization for the global textile industry. Diana has been involved in all aspects of textile testing—from managing a contract lab to developing specifications for a retail brand. She has participated in the standards development process as both staff and volunteer for AATCC as well as textile-related committees of ASTM, IEC, IPC, and ISO. Diana holds degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Textiles, and Business Administration.
The second webinar in this series:
Hydrostatic Pressure Testing for Textiles Webinar
Recorded June 3, 2020
Presented by Erika Simmons, AATCC Technical Director
Hydrostatic pressure testing is required for level 2 and 3 medical gowns and drapes. It is also commonly used for evaluating high-performance rainwear. Learn to properly perform and interpret this test for any application, including when and how to use a restraint. The webinar addresses all aspects of AATCC TM127 and TM208.
The third webinar in this series:
Overview of Surgical Mask and Respirator Requirements
Recorded July 9, 2020
Presented by Matthew T. McGarrity, SGS – North America, Inc.
This presentation will provide an overview of surgical masks and respirator industry standard, methods, and regulations. Also discussed will be the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s actions to help alleviate the shortage medical PPE through COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA’s) and Enforcement Policies. The interim policies specifically relating to surgical masks and respirators will be highlighted.
These webinars are offered at no cost to individual and corporate members of AATCC and at a 70% discount ($45) for nonmembers. Corporate members must contact Kim Nicholson to register offline.