AATCC is offering an Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop, December 8-9, at its Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., U.S.A. Workshop instructors will discuss and demonstrate AATCC and ASTM procedures for evaluating textiles, including basic color theory and measurement, as well as fiber identification. Participants will learn to use the AATCC Gray Scales for Staining and Color Change, the AATCC Chromatic Transference Scale, and Xenon Reference Fabric.
Colorfastness tests to be discussed include crocking, light, washing and perspiration. Tests for evaluating physical properties include dimensional change (home laundering and accelerated methods), water repellency and resistance, and appearance retention. ASTM test methods D 1424 Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum Type; D 3512 Random Tumble Pilling Tester Method; and D 4966 Abrasion Resistance of Textile Fabrics will also be demonstrated and discussed. The workshop will place emphasis on how to properly conduct and interpret the tests.
The course fee includes luncheons, breaks, and a copy of the AATCC Technical Manual. Attendance is limited; early registration is encouraged. For details, or to register online, visit www.aatcc.org/programs/workshops/ITT_Workshop.cfm.