Testing basics provide key communication points on textile products

October 17th, 2018

When you plan to sell a textile product, there are numerous reasons to test it before taking it to market. Many of those testing results tell you what you can ultimately communicate to others about your product, and what they can expect of your product. Dr. Emiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University, College of Textiles, […]

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IFAI’s 2015 Advanced Textiles Conference runs Oct. 6–7

September 18th, 2015

In two full days of sessions, IFAI’s Advanced Textiles Conference Oct. 6–7 in Anaheim, Calif., offers three programming tracks, more than 25 speakers and presentations of particular interest to advanced textiles industry participants. One track includes market forecasts for wearable electronic devices; stretchable electronic ink and smart clothing; garments as computers; the future of 3D printing; and […]

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Determining relevance in standards and testing

September 4th, 2015

Standard test methods are used to characterize goods and services so that communication between buyers and sellers is facilitated across the global marketplace. Manufacturers may be motivated to test their products according to published standards to communicate their quality or function, to enable specific advertising claims to be made, to mitigate risk against potential future […]

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