AATCC (the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) launches the latest Digital Labs for offering virtual trainings, lectures and informational discussions for textile-related topics.
Various industry and academic experts will be hosting the discussion and information sessions.
The first session is on 10 February 2021 where Matthew Hardwick, PhD, ResInnova Laboratories, will speak on the Efficacy Testing of Antimicrobial Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
He will also talk on the definition of antimicrobial, current standard test methods, and how the testing field can evolve to fulfill all future needs.
Another session will be held on 18 February 2021, which will be hosted by Tova Williams, PhD, TCI America, who will present the topic ‘Overview of Color and Colorants for Textiles’.
The session will help participants learn about the application of colour to various fibre types, dye/pigment-fibre interactions, colour production and lot more.
Come 4 March 2021 and Chris Pastore, PhD, Thomas Jefferson University, will explore 4D Textiles discussing the fundamentals. There will also be a live Q&A for participants.
Jasmine Cox, from Textile Technology Centre, Gaston College, will be hosting a session on rebuilding the textile talent pipeline on 24 March 2021.
This session will discuss the textile talent gap and talk about how to cultivate the next generation of leaders, from recruiting and developing young professionals to finding resources for talent sourcing and management.
The AATCC PPE series is free for members.