Back by popular demand, the IFAI Expo Testing Program includes two NCState Certificate options, demonstrations, and new Q&As.

Advanced Textiles Conference – Testing Track

Classroom: Tuesday and Wednesday *Register Expo Plus – Advanced Textiles

Improve your decision-making based on textile properties and better understand the methodology and interpretation of standard test procedures.

NCSU Textile Testing Essentials Certificate

Lab: Wednesday with optional time Thursday/Friday 

Earn a certificate from NCSU in our full Advanced Textiles Conference track with lab time in the Testing Demo Zone, and use it as credit toward NCSU’s Textile Technology Certificate Program.

2017 Certificate Lab Booklet

Intro to Testing

Free session open to all. Offered twice: Wednesday or Thursday, 11:15am – 12:45pm. (Testing Demo Zone, Booth A149).

Regardless of your place in the supply chain, you need to know how your textile product will perform for your customer. This seminar will teach the basics of textile testing so you can better inform your customers and promote your product.

NCSU / AATCC Intro to Testing Certificate

Lab: During show floor hours following Intro to Testing session

Earn a certificate of participation from NCSU and AATCC by completing the free course and adding lab time in the Testing Demo Zone.

2017 Certificate Lab Booklet

Testing Demo Zone

Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations right on the show floor.

Testing Demos
Open to all during show floor hours

Lab and equipment experts will help you ask the right questions:

  • How to choose a test method
  • How to interpret results
  • Where to go for further resources
  • How to use the results in marketing

Testing Q&A Sessions
Open to all, See Schedule

Special times devoted to certain testing topics (comfort, automotive, home, military, protection, medical, aerospace, color, arc, nonwovens, antimicrobials)


For additional information, visit these links:

Advanced Textiles Programming at IFAI Expo

Smart Fabrics Program

Mentor Meetings

IFAI Expo 2017 Show Floor Map and Exhibitors

IFAI Expo 2017 Exhibitor List

Testing Resources (PDF)

2016 Certificate Lab Booklet

2016 Testing Demo Zone Layout

Testing in Advanced Textiles Source

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