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Science & Technology Program
Wool fabric finishing

This course takes an in-depth look at the finishing processes applied to wool fabrics, the purpose and operations carried out under each procedure and the factors affecting the final quality of the finished product.

It aims to provide participants with an understanding of:

  • why the finishing of wool fabrics is important
  • how fabrics are finished
  • how finishing operations are evaluated.

It also looks at the side effects of each finishing operation.

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • evaluate finished wool fabrics produced within a weaving or knitting mill
  • assess whether the material meets the aims of the finishing operation.
  1. The aims of fabric finishing
  2. Review of setting and felting
  3. Wet finishing operations
  4. Dry finishing operations
  5. Typical worsted finishing routes
  6. Chemical finishing methods
  7. Assessment of fabric finishing
  8. Fabric mechanics
  9. Faults in finishing
  10. Performance standards
  11. Environmental issues
Wool fabric finishing
Certification:
Wool fabric finishing
Completion Time:
6 hours approx.
No of Modules:
11
Wave

Modules: 11

Module 1. The aims of fabric finishing
Module 1. The aims of fabric finishing

This module explores the aims of the wool fabric finishing process, the types of fabrics that require finishing, the requirements of a finished fabric and the potential unwanted side effects that can occur during finishing operations.

10
0/1 Completed
Module 2: Review of setting and felting
Module 2: Review of setting and felting

This module provides a brief review of chemistry and physics of setting and felting in wool fibres and fabrics. Both processes play a prominent role in fabric finishing operations.

20
0/2 Completed
Module 3: Wet finishing operations
Module 3: Wet finishing operations

This module explores pre-finishing operations, wet finishing operations (including: pre-setting, scouring, milling, rope opening, wet raising, hydroextraction and stenter drying), the role of water quality in finishing and highlights the potential unwanted side-effects of each process.

100 minutes
0/10 Completed
Module 4: Dry finishing operations
Module 4: Dry finishing operations

This module covers a range of dry finishing operations and explores the aims and unwanted side-effects association with each operation and how these aims and side-effects are measured and managed. 

60 minutes
0/7 Completed
Module 5: Typical worsted finishing routes
Module 5: Typical worsted finishing routes

This module provides an overview of the typical finishing routes for a range of common worsted wool and wool blend fabric types and for all-wool knitted fabric.

12 minutes
0/1 Completed
12 minutes
0/1 Completed
Module 6: Chemical finishing methods
Module 6: Chemical finishing methods

This module will cover some of the chemical finishes that can be applied to wool to impart certain functional attributes (e.g. felt resistance, oil and stain repellence).

40 minutes
0/4 Completed
Module 7: Assessment of fabric finishing
Module 7: Assessment of fabric finishing

This module provides an overview of the key fabric properties modified during finishing that affect quality and instruments used to measure these properties.

50 minutes
0/5 Completed
Module 8: Fabric mechanics
Module 8: Fabric mechanics

This module provides a simple description of the mechanics of woven and knitted fabrics.

20 minutes
0/2 Completed
Module 9: Faults in finishing
Module 9: Faults in finishing

This module will review some typical faults that occur during finishing and outline the corrective procedures for each.

10 minutes
0/1 Completed
10 minutes
0/1 Completed
Module 10: Performance standards
Module 10: Performance standards

This module explores the functional tests used to determine whether the fabric meets the required performance standard, different types of performance standard fabrics, the functional properties of wool represented by the Woolmark Standard and the performance standards required for Woolmark sub-brands.

30 minutes
0/3 Completed
Module 11: Environmental issues
Module 11: Environmental issues

This module takes a look at the environmental impacts associated with wool fabric finishing operations and the steps the industry takes to address these issues.

10 minutes
0/1 Completed

Assessments: Available when all modules are complete

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