ASTM can bring this course to your site! On-site training courses can also be tailored to meet your specific needs. For a quote or more information, please contact sales here or call 1-877-909-ASTM.
This one-day course will give you a basic understanding of:
The course will be tailored to meet the needs of your individual organization. You will learn:
Topics covered include:
Anyone involved in the manufacturing, purchasing, testing, and evaluation of textile yarns and sewing threads. This includes laboratory managers and technicians from industry or government textile testing laboratories, as well as those involved with the purchase and use of sewing threads.
Note: An understanding of the application of the test reports and specifications would be useful for purchasing and development personnel, as well as those involved with product certification requirements of ISO/IEC 9002 or QS 9000.
D204 Testing Sewing Threads
D276 Identification of Fibers in Textiles
D629 Quantitative Analysis of Textiles
D861 Tex System for Yarn Density
D1059 Yarn Number by Short Length
D1422 Singles Twist by Untwist Retwist
D1423 Twist in Yarn by Direct Method
D1425 Unevenness of Textile Strands
D1776 Conditioning Textiles for Testing Mechanical Test Methods
D1907 Yarn Number by Skein Method
D2255 Grading Appearance/Spun Yarns
D2256 Tensile Properties/Single Strand
D2257 Extractable Material in Yarn
D2259 Shrinkage of Yarns in Boiling Water or Dry Heat
D2260 Conversion Factor for Equivalent Yarn Numbers
D2497 Man-Made Organic-Base Filament Single Yarns
D2645 Yarns Spun on Cotton or Worsted System
D2654 Moisture Content in Yarn
D5647 Hairiness of Yarn Statistical Methods
Robert M. Holcombe, Retired Laboratory Director at Safety Components Fabric Technologies, Inc., has extensive experience in manufacturing production and quality control. His current responsibilities include supervision in various spun and filament programs.
Holcombe also has over 37 years of experience in physical and chemical textile testing and development of product and SPC support programs; proficiency test programs; and evaluation testing and certifying of various types of yarns and fabrics produced or purchased, including: woolen and worsted, cotton and blend, carpet, automotive products, non-woven, industrial fabrics, aerospace and geotextiles.
He served on the corporate quality audit team; directs an internal audit program and develops and writes specifications using ASTM, DIN, and ISO test methods. Holcombe received his degree in textile management from Clemson University.
ASTM is a world leader in the development of voluntary consensus standards. The 82-volume Annual Book of ASTM Standards contain over 13,000 standards written by 140 ASTM 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.