The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) will present the Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop Sept. 25–26, 2019, at the organization’s headquarters in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The workshop is designed for people who are responsible for product evaluation, specifications and quality control for apparel and textile materials.
According to information from the organization, attendees will learn how to properly perform and interpret test results for approximately 20 colorfastness and physical properties test methods and evaluation procedures. Colorfastness tests include crocking, light, washing and perspiration. Tests for evaluating physical properties include dimensional change, 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 also be conducted on color basics and measurement. Participants will be shown how to use the AATCC Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change and the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale. A number of ASTM methods and tests for pilling and abrasion resistance will be demonstrated and discussed as well.
The number of attendees is limited and early bird registration is available. All the details can be found on AATCC’s site.
AATCC is a not-for-profit association serving textile professionals by providing test method development, quality control materials and professional networking for members in about 50 countries.