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.

2018 Date TBA (information posted below is from the November 2016 workshop)
AATCC Technical Center, Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA

Course Content

AATCC Methods:

  • Appearance Retention
  • Basic Color Theory
  • Color Evaluation (visual & instrumental)
  • Colorfastness to Crocking
  • Colorfastness to Washing
  • Colorfastness to Light
  • Colorfastness to Perspiration
  • Colorfastness to Water
  • Dimensional Changes
  • Soil Release
  • Skewness Change
  • Water Resistance/Repellency
ASTM Methods are covered on a rotating basis. The 2016 workshop included:

  • Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes: Random Tumble Pilling Tester
  • Martindale Abrasion Tester Method
  • Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes: Martindale Tester

Fees

AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members Nonmembers
Early Registration
(November 1, 2016)
US$705 US$1049
Regular Registration US$755 US$1099
*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 (November 1, 2016). No refunds will be given after November 1.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

Registration

Online Registration          Registration Form (fillable PDF)   

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$119/night.  The group rate will be available until October 25, 2016, 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, NOVEMBER 16, 2016
8:30AM Welcome and Introductions
8:45 Development and Scope of AATCC Test Methods
9:15 Participant Introductions
9:30 Basic Color Theory
10:30 Break
10:45 Color Evaluation & Measurement (AATCC EP 1, 2, 7, 8, 12)
11:15 Color Lab Session 1
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
11:35 Color Lab Session 2
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
11:55 Color Lab Session 3
Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change
Chromatic Transference Scale
Instrumental Assessments
12:15PM Lunch
1:15 Dimensional Change (AATCC TM135, 150); Skewness Change (AATCC TM179)
2:15 Appearance Retention (AATCC TM88B, 88C, 124, 143)
3:00 Break
3:15 Water Repellency (AATCC TM22); Water Resistance (AATCC TM35, 42, 127)
4:15 Colorfastness to Washing (AATCC TM61)
5:00 Adjourn
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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 Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Martindale Tester, D4970
9:30 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method) (ASTM D4966)
10:00 Break
10:15 Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method (AATCC TM130)
10:45 Colorfastness to Perspiration (AATCC TM15); Colorfastness to Water (AATCC TM107)
11:15 Colorfastness to Crocking (AATCC TM8, 116, 165)
11:45PM Lunch
12:45 Colorfastness to Light (AATCC TM16, 16.1, 16.3)
2:00 Break
2:20 Colorfastness to Light (equipment)
2:40 Closing Remarks, Distribution of Certificates, Adjourn