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Webinars & Events

We currently run educational online webinars that are free to attend. You can see our upcoming schedule and sign up on this page.

 

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Live Webinar: Fundamentals of Light Fastness Testing

Free to Attend

Our Fundamentals of Light Fastness testing webinar will give an overview of this category of testing, looking at:

  • Defining colour and light fastness
  • Why test for light fastness
  • The factors that impact light fastness: Temperature, humidity, precipitation
  • Standards, test methods, equipment
  • Conducting a light fastness test
  • Assessment and common mistakes, using greyscales and blue wools

If you want to understand more about why we do this test, or overcome some common mistakes made in assessing light fastness, then this webinar is for you. All our webinars are free to attend, and we run two sessions so you can select a time that suits you.

Wednesday 23rd June, 6-7pm GMT (1-2pm Eastern)

Sign Up Here – 23/06/2021

Thursday 24th June, 8-9am

Sign Up Here – 24/06/2021

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Live Webinar: Fundamentals of Phenolic Yellowing

Free to Attend

As consumers, we may have experienced our white clothing and other fabrics turning yellow at some point. As unsightly as it may seem, this ‘yellowing’ of white and lightly colored textiles is a common occurrence, which is usually due to chemical and environmental factors, and fabric ageing.

It is crucial that manufacturers take the correct precautions to ensure their fabrics and garments stay white during production and storage, so that they reach consumers in the best condition ­ ensuring no financial loss due to rejections and consumer complaints.

This webinar covers the basics of phenolic yellowing and how to test for it, including:

  • What is phenolic yellowing and what causes it?
  • The risk of not testing for yellowing
  • Standards, equipment and consumables for the test
  • Conducting a test and assessing your results

This is a fundamentals webinar, ideal for those who are new or want to learn more about yellowing as an area of testing.

All our webinars are free to attend, and we run two sessions so you can select a time that suits you.

Wednesday 14th July, 6-7pm GMT (1-2pm Eastern)

Sign Up Here – 14/07/2021

Thursday 15th July, 8-9am

Sign Up Here – 15/07/2021

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Live Webinar: Fundamentals of Dry Rate Testing

Free to Attend

Moisture management is critical for user comfort, ensuring the garment feels dry, and also removing weight from the garment. When moisture sits on a garment is can cause the skin to feel cold and lead to irritation. An effective moisture management system will enable garment and textile manufacturers to assess the suitability of their product during the design stage and make the best materials selection, ensuring maximum user comfort and satisfaction.

This webinar will focus on identifying critical system functions that impact testing, troubleshooting variables that impact drying results, setting up repeatable dry-rate tests and establishing consistent testing methods for your products.

Course outline:

  • What is dry rate testing and why is it important?
  • The relationship between moisture management and materials
  • General overview of the method to test the drying rate automatic vs manual dosing
  • Troubleshooting under-dosing and over-dosing issues
  • Who should attend?

Technical and Quality designers Managers, Engineers involved in:

  • Technical textiles
  • Materials testing
  • Apparel product development
  • Medical textiles
  • PPE

All our webinars are free to attend, and we run two sessions so you can select a time that suits you.

Wednesday 28th July, 6-7pm GMT (1-2pm Eastern)

Sign Up Here – 28/07/2021

Thursday 29th July, 8-9am

Sign Up Here – 29/07/2021

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