Definition of Fibres
Types of fibre i.e. natural, man-made and synthetic.
General Chemistry Principles
Definition of atoms, Molecules, ions, salts, monomers, polymers, etc.
Crystalline and amorphous regions in the polymer structure.
Wool and its Properties
Physical and chemical properties of wool. An introduction to the process route from fleece to fabric.
Cotton and its Properties
Physical and chemical properties of cotton. Introduction to cotton processing from plant to fabric.
Basic terms used in everyday textile production e.g. count/tex, twist, tenacity, regain and others.
Basic principles of spinning, different methods of spinning, e.g. ring, hollow spindle, open end, jet.
Weaving and Knitting Technology
General knowledge of the types of weaves and knits available.
Textile Standards and Specifications
A definition of abrasion, pilling, tear strength, tensile strength and others.
A brief study of viscose and acetate fibres.
An introduction to the different synthetic fibres produced today including their many end uses.
Use of grey scales Test-methods eg washing, light, perspiration and others.