Series “Smart Supply Chain for Textiles” 10 Parts


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From error prevention to intelligent approaches for the textile trade 

This training course systematically imparts basic textile knowledge, for more efficient communication and fewer misunderstandings at the typical interfaces of the textile trade. The most important criteria for defining quality are explained, using practical examples. Defects in textile fabrics are presented and analyzed, with solutions for their prevention. The causes of defects are classified according to material selection, yarn properties and fabric production. Defects caused by dyeing, printing, finishing, packaging and transport are also covered.

The course is designed for anyone working at the interfaces of textile trade. From yarn purchasing and sales to fabric manufacturers (knitters, weavers), trading companies and brands. Of course, the content is also of interest to quality representatives of spinning mills.

Part 1 deals with the definition of quality and defects in textile fabric due to the selection of raw materials. The content concentrates on the determination of fiber quality in bundle form.

Part 2 investigates fabric defects as a result of fiber properties measured in single fiber form. The difference between carded and combed yarns is discussed.

Part 3 starts with a focus on fabric defects caused by yarn properties, especially the uniformity and hairiness of the yarn.

Part 4 focuses on fabric faults due to yarn properties, with the emphasis on yarn twist and yarn strength.

Part 5 focuses on yarn classification and cleaning. This covers defects in fabric caused by the yarn properties.

Part 6 offers a detailed comparison between the different yarn types of the short staple fiber spinning process. It covers their behavior and effects on downstream processes and final fabric properties. It defines the yarn packages and explains problems in downstream processes due to package faults.

Part 7 contains basic knowledge about weaving and knitting and describes fabric defects occurring during fabric manufacture.

Part 8 teaches basic knowledge in the areas of dyeing, printing, finishing and packaging. It explains the reasons for fabric and clothing defects caused in these process steps. In addition, errors caused by incorrect storage and transport of finished products are described.

Part 9 addresses sourcing strategies. It explains how to use Uster Statistics and how to interpret them correctly.

Part 10 engages with ‘yarn to fabric’ prediction models, for example Uster Yarn Grades. The question of use is clarified. Yarn profiling strategies for specific textile applications are discussed

Order Process

Order Process

Within 24 hours you will receive your QR access code together with your password by email. With this code you can log in to the course. The access is valid for 3 months

Technical requirements

Technical requirements

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