AATCC Intro to Textile Testing Workshop to Include Several ASTM Test Methods
Attend AATCC’s Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop on November 16-17 and learn AATCC and ASTM textile testing methods for better testing and approval decisions, and more accurate, reproducible results. If you are responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control for apparel and textile materials
Attendees will learn how to properly perform and interpret test results for approximately 20 AATCC colourfastness and physical properties test methods and evaluation procedures. Colourfastness tests to be addressed include crocking, light, washing, and perspiration. Tests for evaluating physical properties include dimensional change (home laundering and accelerated methods), skewness, soil release, water repellency and resistance, and appearance retention. AATCC staff will discuss and demonstrate these procedures and registrants will be involved in hands-on participation.
Sessions will be conducted on basic colour theory and measurement. Participants will be shown how to use the AATCC Gray Scales for Staining and Colour Change, the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale, and Xenon Reference Fabric.
ASTM methods, including D3512 Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Random Tumble Pilling Tester; D4966 Standard Test Method for Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics (Martindale Abrasion Tester Method); and D4970 Standard Test Method for Pilling Resistance and Other Related Surface Changes of Textile Fabrics: Martindale Tester, will also be discussed and demonstrated.
AATCC individual and corporate members registering on or before November 1 pay USD 705 (USD 1049 for non-members) which will include luncheons, breaks, and a copy of the AATCC Technical Manual. After November 1, 2016the registration fee increases to USD 755 for AATCC members (USD 1099 for non-members).
Refunds will be honoured if cancellations are received on or before November 1, 2016. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged. No refunds will be given after November 1, 2016.
Attendance is limited so early registration is encouraged. The workshop will be held at the AATCC headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC, USA.
More information and registration can be made here