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Testing program to be offered at IFAI Expo

April 24th, 2017 / By: / Industry News

Once again in 2017, IFAI Expo will offer a Testing Program in cooperation with the North Carolina State University (NCSU) College of Textiles, this year supported by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC). It will feature two certificate options, as well as demonstrations and Q&As for new market segments. The program includes:

The Testing Demo Zone. This will be open to all participants during show floor hours. Lab and equipment experts will provide assistance in choosing the right testing methods, interpreting results, asking the right questions and finding additional resources. Q&A sessions will be scheduled on specific industry segments and topics of current interest, including the medical, military, aerospace, automotive and home markets, as well as antimicrobials and nonwovens.

The Testing Track. Tuesday and Wednesday there will be presentations from NCSU and other industry experts addressing decision making based on textile properties, and standard testing procedures. Completing this track and lab requirement earns the participant the NCSU Textile Testing Essentials Certificate, which can be used as credit toward NCSU’s Textile Technology Certificate Program.

Intro to Testing Seminar. A free course for all participants, offered Wednesday and Thursday in the Testing Demo Zone, will teach the basics of textile testing. Completed course work and lab time will earn the attendee a Certificate of Participation from NCSU and AATCC.

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