Profession textile chemist
Textile chemists conduct research, improve or develop concepts, theories and operational methods, or apply scientific knowledge relating to textile chemistry, to develop new knowledge or products and for quality and process control.
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- Investigative / Realistic
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- Textile finishing technology
Processes used for changing the properties of textile materials. This includes operating, monitoring and maintaining textile finishing machines.
- Research and development in textiles
Development of new concepts through the use of scientific and other methods of applied research.
- Health and safety in the textile industry
The requirements, rules and applications of health and safety measures in the textile industry.
- Dyeing technology
Processes involved in textile dyeing using different dyeing technologies. Also, addition of colours to textile materials using dye stuffs.
- Textile technologies
Textile technologies to design, manufacture and evaluate the properties of textiles.
- Textile printing technology
Addition of colour partially, according to the designed pattern, onto textile based materials. Processes for adding coloured patterns onto textile materials using printing machines and techniques (rotary of flat bed screen printing or others, heat transfer, inkjet, etc.).
- Textile chemistry
Chemical processing of textiles such as the reactions of textiles to chemicals.
- Properties of fabrics
The influence of chemical composition and molecular arrangement of yarn and fibre properties and fabric structure on the physical properties of textile fabrics; the different fibre types, their physical and chemical characteristics and different material characteristics; the materials used in different processes and the effect on materials as they are processed.
- Control textile process
Planning and monitoring textile production to achieve control on behalf of quality, productivity and delivery time.
- Evaluate textile characteristics
Evaluate textiles and their properties in order to manufacture products in conformity with specifications.
- Design yarns
Developing structural and colour effects in yarns and threads by using yarn and thread manufacturing techniques.
- Design warp knit fabrics
Developing structural and colour effects in warp knitted fabrics by using the warp knitting technique.
- Conduct textile testing operations
Prepare for textile testing and evaluation, gathering the test samples, conducting and recording tests, validating data and presenting results.
- Maintain work standards
Maintaining standards of work in order to improve and acquire new skills and work methods.
- Use textile finishing machine technologies
Use textile finishing machine technologies that enable the coating or laminating of fabrics.
- Develop specifications of technical textiles
Developing specifications for fibre based technical products with functional performances.