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ASTM Standards Referenced
This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the Flammable Fabrics Act, 16 CFR 1610 (Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles), which applies to all general wearing apparel manufactured and distributed in the United States. These federal requirements eliminate very flammable textiles from the U.S. marketplace.
On-Site Fees Please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM. Fees will include referenced ASTM standards; course notes; certificate of attendance; 2.1 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Kay M. Villa is president of Kay M. Villa Consulting based in Needham, MA. The consulting firm works with retailers, apparel, textile, and fiber companies; attorneys; and testing laboratories to address regulatory compliance and the safety of consumer products. Her expertise includes the flammability of textile materials, care and product labeling of textile products, regulatory compliance of consumer products, professional education and training, and standards development. In addition, she is a lecturer at the Fire Protection Engineering Department at the University of Maryland College Park on material properties and their burning behavior.
Ms. Villa began her career in sales and marketing of textile products for building interiors. In 1987, she joined the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, where she developed test methods and standards related to the flammability of textiles, apparel, protective clothing, and furnishings. She worked at the American Textile Manufacturers Institute from 1992 through 1998 and managed the Institute's technical research programs, represented the Institute before government agencies, and developed its strategic standardization policy. She also served as the organization's lead negotiator to the NAFTA Textile and Apparel Labeling Subcommittee.
She is a member of Committees D13 on Textiles, E5 on Fire Standards, and F23 on Protective Clothing and is the current Chairman of ASTM D13. In addition to ASTM, Villa is a member of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the National Fire Protection Association, the National Conference on Weights and Measures, and actively participated in the American National Standards Institute. She has been a U.S. delegate to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Consumer Policy Committee and Technical Committee 38 on Textiles, and served as the secretary of SC 19 on Textile Flammability. She has drafted multiple articles on textiles and flammability including writing for Standardization News.
She holds a B.S. degree in textiles and interior design from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and a M.S. in textile engineering and science with a minor in statistics from North Carolina State University - Raleigh.
Free ASTM Membership
Attend this course and receive a FREE 1-year membership to ASTM International and Committee D13 on Textiles. (Applies to new members only and may not be used to renew existing memberships)
ASTM and D13 on Textiles
Established in 1898, ASTM is one of the world's largest voluntary standards development organizations. ASTM standards have grown to be among the world's most widely used and accepted documents. The 81-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards (available on CD ROM) contain over 11,000 standards written by 34,000 members on our 140 technical committees. The standards referenced in this course were developed by Committee D13 on Textiles. For information on Committee D13, contact Jennifer Rodgers at (610) 832-9694 or go to our D13 technical committee page.