Computer TEXTILE FUNDAMENTALS provides
a comprehensive, in-depth study of textile process-
Requirements ing, from fiber to finishing. The series provides the
participant with insight into all areas of textile process-
The Textiles Fundamentals eLearning system is ing, and an understanding of how these processes
a web-based delivery system with the following interact with each other to produce a quality product.
• Windows 2000 and higher
Fundamentals eLearning modules
AATCC and the TexEd department of the College
of Textiles at North Carolina State University have
partnered to offer online “eLearning” instruction to
• Mac OS X or higher individuals involved in all facets of the textile supply
chain. View and pay for only the modules you need.
• Linux This state-of-the-art online course series makes learn-
• Internet Browser (IE, Mozilla Firefox, etc.)
• fibers ing immediately accessible, engaging, and afford-
able. Visit our website, www.aatcc.org, to view an
• Adobe Flash Player 8.0 or higher • texturing online demo of the Textile Fundamentals modules.
Network Connection • spun yarn FEATURES BENEFITS
• Broadband Internet connection manufacturing • State-of-the-art visual experience including • Textile knowledge you can take to the workplace
(i.e. DSL, Cable, LAN or high speed IP connection) graphic animations and simulation videos and beyond
• warp preparation • Comprehensive, in-depth study of the entire textile • Acquire technical knowledge to make informed
• warp knitting process from fiber formation to coloration and finishing
• Tests and exercises in each module
• Develop an understanding of the entire textile
• weft knitting • Text of each module narration formation chain
• weaving • Textile glossary • Learn on your own terms—from the comfort of
• Detailed index of topics covered in each module your own office, home or anywhere internet access
• nonwovens is available
CREDENTIALS • Learn at your own pace—when the timing is right
• fabric preparation • Curriculum designers with prior textile industry for you
• color and careers and/or work experience • No travel expense; zero nights away from home
• Curriculum designers have 95 years combined • Assessment testing
color properties teaching experience • Certificate of Achievement
• dyestuffs and
THE SERIES AUDIENCE
applications • Fourteen eLearning modules to chose from • Newcomers or experienced professionals who
• printing • Price discount for AATCC members want to expand their knowledge of the textile
• chemical finishing process
• Those who wish to improve their understanding of
• mechanical finishing the technology of the textile industry
• US$140 per module for nonmembers
sponsored by: • US$99 per module for AATCC individual and
Inquiries please contact
+1 919 549 3535
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Textile Fundamentals eLearning Series:
Fibers weaving and warp knitting. The types and applications of Fabric Preparation
• The Textile Fibers module presents basic information warping and slashing equipment are discussed, and the • The Fabric Preparation module is an overview of major
and terminology related to fiber identification, classification, important variables of each are highlighted. technical processes used on fiber, yarn, or fabric to
production, and properties. It introduces the concept of prepare them for subsequent processes such as dyeing,
Warp Knitting finishing, printing, and other apparel and non-apparel
polymerization and explains how the chemical composi-
tion and physical structure of a fiber influence its physical,
• The Warp Knitting Module begins with some key informa- processes. Chemical and mechanical processes are dis-
tion on warp beam formation and its relevance to the warp cussed as related to function and technical procedures.
chemical, and comfort properties. You will learn the generic
knitting machine. The key elements of tricot and raschel warp
names for fiber classification as defined by the Federal
knitting machines will be presented along with the different Color and Color Properties
Trade Commission and be able to differentiate between
natural and synthetic fibers. Physical, chemical, and thermal
types of fabrics that can be produced from these types of • The Color and Color Properties module covers informa-
machines. Two bar fabrics, open-work fabrics, laying-in tion that will help you gain a better understanding of the
properties of many of the natural and synthetic fibers in
three and four bar fabrics, and two needle bar fabrics will variables that influence color perception. Current methods
use today are reported and described, as well as typical
be addressed. Examples of knit design notation for differ- of shade matching and color measurement are presented.
production procedures for synthetic fibers. The module will The relationship between perceived and acceptable color
ent warp knit fabrics will also be presented. Actual fabric
also enable you to be able to relate fiber properties to the differences is discussed.
swatches are viewed in normal and close-up range for many
resulting fabric properties in the end-use product.
different knit designs. Videos and animations will enhance
your understanding and concept of warp knitting. Dyestuffs and Applications
Texturing • The Dyestuffs and Dyestuff Applications module pres-
• The Texturing module will give you an insight into the Weft Knitting ents the objectives of dyeing and the keys to good quality
fundamentals of texturing. Content includes descriptions • The Weft Knitting module begins by introducing weft knit- dyeing. Dyestuff properties and methods of dyeing blends
of the technology of the process, historical developments ting and warp knitting and then proceeds to elaborate on are discussed. Different types of dyeing equipment are
in technology, and types of texturing currently used are all weft knitting. Key machine elements are presented along reviewed along with advantages and disadvantages of
discussed in detail. Important yarn property considerations, with important knitting terms and definitions. Single knit each type.
key processing steps and other key parameters for process machinery and fabrics, double knit machinery and fabrics,
control are included as well. and flat-bed knitting are discussed. Different types of knit Printing
loops and their influence on the fabric properties are also • The Printing module presents methods of textile printing
Spun Yarn Manufacturing covered. Actual fabric swatches are viewed in normal and
and describes the equipment employed with each method.
• The Spun Yarn Manufacturing module covers all the close-up range for many different knit designs.
Advantages and disadvantages of each method are also
processing steps in the production of a short staple spun explained. An overview of digital ink jet printing is given
yarn, beginning with opening, cleaning, and blending and Weaving with the current systems available.
concluding with spinning and winding. The viewer will learn • The Weaving module presents the basic motions of weav-
the key objectives of each process and gain knowledge of ing, types of shedding, methods of filling insertion, woven Chemical Finishing
the many variables affecting yarn quality and production. fabric production calculations, and basic woven design. • The Chemical Finishing module is a review of techniques
All major types of short staple spun yarns are included Derivatives of the basic weave designs are covered along used to apply chemical finishes to textile products. The more
along with their specific properties. Plied yarns and nov- frequently used chemical finishes for textiles are discussed
with the different types of pile fabrics.
elty yarns are also presented along with the major yarn as related to function and chemistry involved.
numbering systems. Nonwovens
• The Nonwovens module discusses the major web forming Mechanical Finishing
Warp Preparation technologies with an overview of the processes involved. • The Mechanical Finishing module is a review of mechani-
• The Warp Preparation module discusses the importance of The technologies used for bonding with representative cal processes applied to fabrics that add special surface
warp preparation as it relates to efficiency and quality in product types and advantages are explored. effects and appearance value. The machines used for
modifying textile fabric surfaces are explained.
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