The IFAI Expo Testing Program includes two NC State Certificate options, demonstrations, and new Q&As.

NC State Certificate Options

NC State offers attendees of Expo the opportunity to earn 1 of 2 testing certificates. The certificates are:
Intro to Testing Certificate and Textile Testing Essentials Certificate. The Textile Testing Essentials Certificate can be used as credit towards NCSU’s Textile Technology Certificate Program. Both certificates have specific requirements. Please view the below informational sheet to learn more about the program and requirements.

NC State Certificate Options

Pre-Expo Conference – Testing Sessions

Classroom style: Monday, October 15, *A Full Registration is required

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

View the Pre-Expo Conference Agenda and Testing Sessions

Intro to Testing

Free session open to all on the show floor. Offered twice: Tuesday or Wednesday, 11 am – 12:30 pm (Testing Demo Zone, Booth A3036)

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.

Testing Demo Zone

Open daily during show floor hours
Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations.

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
Special times devoted to certain testing topics (aerospace, automotive, home, non-wovens, and many more)
Offered daily during show floor hours.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
1 – 1:30 pm: Home
2 – 2:30 pm: Nonwovens
3 – 3:30 pm: Aerospace
4 – 4:30 pm: Product Development and Commercialization

Wednesday, Oct. 17
1 – 1:30 pm: Aerospace
2 – 2:30 pm: Wet Processing and Surface Modification
3 – 3:30 pm: Clothing Comfort and Physiology
4 – 4:30 pm: Nonwoven Materials and Processing

Thursday, Oct. 18
10 – 10:30 am: Automotive
11 – 11:30 am: Yarn Processing
Noon – 12:30 pm: Engaging NC State on Research and Fabrication Projects

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