AATCC is offering an Introduction to Textile Testing Workshop, June 8-9, at its Technical Center in Research Triangle Park, N.C., U.S.A. Individuals responsible for product evaluation, specifications, and quality control for apparel and textile materials are encouraged to attend. Workshop instructors will discuss and demonstrate AATCC and ASTM procedures for evaluating textiles, as well as basic color theory and measurement, and 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, D1424 Tearing Strength of Fabrics by Falling-Pendulum Type; D3512 Random Tumble Pilling Tester Method; and D4966 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.
Individuals registering on or before May 24 pay US$669 for individual and corporate AATCC members and US$999 for non-members. Course fee includes luncheons, breaks, and a copy of the AATCC Technical Manual. After May 24, the registration fee increases to US$719 for AATCC members and US$1049 for nonmembers. Attendance is limited.