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 listed below are from the May 16-17, 2018 workshop)

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
  • UV Radiation, Transmittance/Blocking
  • Water Resistance/Repellency
ASTM Methods are covered on a rotating basis. The workshop will include:

  • Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum   (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus, D1424
  • Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test), D5034

Fees

AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members Nonmembers
Early Registration
(May 1, 2018)
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 (May 1, 2018). No refunds will be given after May 1.  A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.

Registration

Online Registration          Registration Form (fillable PDF)
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$112/night.  The group rate will be available until April 24, 2018, 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, May 16, 2018
8:45AM Welcome and Scope of AATCC Test Methods
9:10 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 TMS135, 150); Skewness Change (AATCC TM179); Seam Twist (AATCC TM207)
2:15 Colorfastness to Perspiration (AATCC TM15); Colorfastness to Water (AATCC TMS107, 162)
3:00 Break
3:15 Appearance Retention (AATCC TMS88B, 88C, 124, 143)
4:15 Colorfastness to Washing (AATCC TM61)
5:00 Adjourn
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018
8:30AM Standard Test Method for Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum (Elmendorf-Type) Apparatus, (ASTM D1424)
9:00 UV Radiation, Transmittance/Blocking (AATCC TM183)
9:30 Breaking Strength and Elongation of Textile Fabrics (Grab Test) (ASTM D5034)
10:00 Break
10:15 Colorfastness to Light (AATCC TM16.3)
10:45 Soil Release: Oily Stain Release Method (AATCC TM130)
11:15 Colorfastness to Crocking (AATCC TMS8, 116, 165)
11:45PM Lunch
12:45 Water Repellency (AATCC TM22); Water Resistance (AATCC TMS35, 42, 127, 208)
2:00 Closing Remarks, Distribution of Certificates, Adjourn