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Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop



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Learn AATCC and ASTM textile testing methods for better testing and approval decisions, and more accurate, reproducible results. Lecture, demonstrations, and hands-on practice.

 

Date of next workshop TBA
(Details below are from the September 25-26, 2019 workshop)

If you are responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control for apparel and textile materials, this workshop is a must for you. You will learn how to properly perform and interpret test results for approximately 20 colorfastness and physical properties test methods and evaluation procedures.  AATCC staff will discuss and demonstrate these procedures and registrants will be involved in hands-on participation.

Course Content

AATCC Methods:

  • Appearance Retention
  • Color Basics
  • Color Evaluation (visual & instrumental)
  • Colorfastness to Crocking
  • Colorfastness to Washing
  • Colorfastness to Light
  • Colorfastness to Perspiration
  • Colorfastness to Water
  • Dimensional Changes
  • Soil Release
  • Skewness
  • Water Resistance/Repellency
ASTM Methods are covered on a rotating basis. The workshop will include:

  • Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Random Tumble Pilling Tester, D 3512
  • Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method), D 4966
  • Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics, D4970

Fees

AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members Nonmembers
Early Registration
(Sept. 10, 2019)
US$775 US$1155
Regular Registration US$825 US$1205
*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.

Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged. Registration includes luncheons, break refreshments, and a copy of the AATCC Technical Manual.

Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before the early registration deadline (September 10, 2019). No refunds will be given after September 10.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

Registration

Online Registration       Registration Form (complete the fillable PDF form and return to Kim Nicholson)
Registration Brochure

Accommodations

Hotel Indigo Durham
151 Tatum Drive
Durham, NC  27703
USA
+1.919.474.3000

Contact the hotel directly and request the  AATCC group rate of US$117/night using the code TTW.  The group rate will be available until September 10, 2019, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.

Program Outline

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2019
8:30AM Welcome and Scope of AATCC Test Methods
8:50 Participant Introductions
9:10 Introduction to Standardized Testing
9:40 Color Basics
10:40 Break
11:00 Color Evaluation & Measurement (AATCC EP1, AATCC EP2, AATCC EP7, AATCC EP8, AATCC EP9, AATCC EP11, AATCC EP12)
11:30 Color Lab Session 1
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
11:50 Color Lab Session 2
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
12:10PM Color Lab Session 3
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
12:30 Lunch
1:20 Overview of Standard Laundering Conditions
1:40 Dimensional Change (AATCC TM135, AATCC TM150); Skewness Change (AATCC TM179); Seam Twist (AATCC TM207)
2:40 Colorfastness to Perspiration (AATCC TM15); Colorfastness to Water (AATCC TM107, AATCC TM162)
3:25 Break
3:45 Appearance Retention (AATCC TM88B, AATCC TM88C, AATCC TM124, AATCC TM143)
4:45 Colorfastness to Washing (AATCC TM61)
5:30 Adjourn
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
8:30AM Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Random Tumble Pilling Tester, (ASTM D3512)
9:00 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method), (ASTM D4966)
9:30 Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Martindale Tester, (ASTM D4970)
10:00 Break
10:30 Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method (AATCC TM130)
11:15 Colorfastness to Crocking (AATCC TM8, AATCC TM116, AATCC TM165)
12:00PM Lunch
12:45 Water Repellency (AATCC TM22); Water Resistance (AATCC TM35, AATCC TM42, AATCC TM127, AATCC TM208)
1:45 Colorfastness to Light (AATCC TM16.3)
2:30 AATCC Test Methods: Recent Updates
3:00 Closing Remarks, Distribution of Certificates, Adjourn

 

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