SGS Collaborates with AATCC to Deliver Certificated Training Courses Worldwide
AATCC approves 8 SGS locations for conducting AATCC international training courses including Hangzhou (China), Hong Kong, Macau, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. SGS certified course instructors are ready to deliver AATCC trainings now.
ABOUT AATCC The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC) was founded by Dr. Louis Olney of the Lowell Textile School in 1921. AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit professional association for the textile design, materials, processing, and testing industries. Their members are employees of textile, apparel, and home goods manufacturers; dye and chemical manufacturers; testing laboratories; consumer and retail organizations; state and federal government agencies; and colleges and universities. AATCC has thousands of individual and corporate members in more than 60 countries worldwide.
The Association is internationally recognized for its standard methods of testing dyed and chemically treated fibers and fabrics to measure and evaluate such performance characteristics as colorfastness to light and washing, smoothness appearance, soil release, shrinkage, water resistance, and the many other conditions to which textiles may be subjected. New and updated test methods are published annually in the AATCC Technical Manual. The many aspects of textile wet processing, design, and testing are also covered in handbooks, textbooks, and proceedings of AATCC's workshops, symposia, International Conference & Exhibition (IC&E), monthly magazine, AATCC Review, and monthly electronic newsletter, AATCC News.
AATCC test method training is currently available in the United States, as well as in several key textile and marketing areas of China, India, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Turkey, and the Association is working to provide training in other countries.
AATCC International Training ProgramThe AATCC International Training Program began in the summer of 2003 with one trainer in India. The program teaches proper procedures for many of AATCC’s most used Test Methods and Evaluation Procedures in the scope of Colorfastness, Physical Properties and Fiber Identification (Qualitative). The program currently has twenty certified trainers conducting Test Method training in numerous countries throughout the world.
SGS Approved LocationsAATCC approves 8 SGS locations for conducting AATCC international training courses including Hangzhou (China), Hong Kong, Macau, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. SGS certified course instructors are ready to deliver AATCC trainings now.
Candidate AchievementsCandidates who attend the AATCC International Training Course conducted by SGS will have AATCC Certificate. They will also be entitled to a one year AATCC membership free of charge, which they can enjoy the printed monthly magazine, access to the website and discounts for books and symposia. Candidates also have a 30% discount for purchasing Technical Manual and other books.
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