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Diploma in Textile Finishing

Learn the basics of Textile Finishing with this introductory course for beginners.

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In this free online diploma in textile finishing course, you will learn about different textile finishes. This will include wrinkle-resistant, stiff and soft finishes, waterproof and water repellent, soil release and flame retardant. You will also learn special finishes that are specific to wool and synthetic fabrics followed by a discussion on how to make textile finishing more environmentally friendly.
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    10-15 Hours
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This free diploma course will begin by introducing you to the purpose of the textile finishing. You will learn about the wrinkle-resistant finish, how it is applied and evaluated. You will also be able to explain the importance of crosslinking agents and why it is crucial to control formaldehyde release and its impact on people and the environment.

Next, a tutorial will take you through the different types of stiff and soft finishes and where they are used in our daily life. After that, you will gain an understanding of flame-resistant and fire retardant finishing as this may save property and people’s life in a moment of danger. Next, you will learn how to treat wool and synthetics fabrics as their nature is quite different from cotton. These special finishes are wool setting, mothproofing of wool, biopolishing and antistatic finish. Finally, you will learn about liquor application and waste heat recovery which are vital processes for any textile manufacturing. 

By the end of the course, you will have a strong understanding of the basics of the textile finishing. This course will help you discover a career in the booming textile industry or just ignite a passion to work with textiles as a hobby. This course is suitable for beginners mostly but anyone with advanced knowledge will find the information available here interesting.

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Introduction to Textile Finishing and Wrinkle Resistant Finishing

Wrinkle Resistant Finish, Catalysis and Catalysts

Other Crosslinking and Non-nitrogenous Agents

Control of Formaldehyde Release, Stiff and Soft Finishing

Soft Finishing and Emulsion Softeners

Water Proofing and Water Repellency

First Assessment

Waterproof Breathable Textiles, Soil Repellency and Soil Release

Soil Release, Fire Retardant Finishing and Chemistry of Flame Retardants

Flame Retardants, Evaluation of Fire Retardancy and Antimicrobial Finishing

Wool Finishing and Shrink Resistant Wool

Wool Setting, Mothproofing of Wool and Biopolishing

Finishing of Synthetics, Low Liquor Application, Waste Heat Recovery and Finishing Machines

Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this free diploma course you will be able to:

  • Define the need for textile finishing.
  • Explain how a wrinkle-resistant finish is formed, applied and evaluated.
  • List various crosslinking agents and discuss how to control formaldehyde release.
  • Define the principle and process to stiff or soft the fabric.
  • Describe the characteristics of waterproof and soil repellent finishes.
  • Discuss the chemistry and the process of fire retardancy.
  • List finishing treatments that are special for wool and synthetic fabrics.
  • Explain how textile finishing can be more environmentally friendly.


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