New SATRA footwear webinars announced
Details have been announced about the latest additions to SATRA’s live online presentations on footwear-related topics.
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The ongoing programme of webinars presented by SATRA experts on a variety of key topics is proving very popular with members around the world. Hundreds of online attendees have taken advantage of this provision, all of whom have the opportunity to pose questions before the event, during the presentation or afterwards. Answers can then be provided either as a live response at the conclusion of the session (when it is presented live) or as personalised emailed advice, which is a particularly valuable service whenever confidential information about the member’s products needs to be discussed.
The following webinars will be presented at 10:00 GMT and repeated at 16:00 GMT for delegates who are located in North and South America.
Thursday 8th December 2022 – ‘Thermal properties of footwear’. In this webinar – reserved for SATRA members only – we will discuss what ‘too warm’ or ‘too cold’ means in connection with the different thermal properties of footwear. High thermal insulation performance is particularly important for the comfort and safety of wearers in cold conditions. Conversely, low insulation is desirable when trying to keep feet cool in hot environments. This session will address how we measure and control thermal ratings, and outline what facilities SATRA has available in order to give a total assessment. Details of SATRA's newly-launched ‘Footwear Effective Tog’ rating will also be explained.
Thursday 15th December 2022 – ‘Testing and certification of motorcycle footwear’. Important information on the requirements for motorcycle footwear will be explored in this webinar, which can be attended by both SATRA members and non-members. Some of the required tests assess the uppers and seam constructions, with other evaluations including tests of the integrity of the whole boot, a measurement of the bond strength between the upper and outsole, and the transverse rigidity of the footwear. An overview of what is involved in the CE and UKCA certification processes will also be presented.
In addition to the regular live events, SATRA has built an online library of recordings of the webinars as well as supplementary video presentations on a number of key footwear-related issues, access to which is reserved for member companies. This online provision ensures that all members who were unable to watch the live online events can still benefit from the experience of SATRA’s experts and other industry figures by logging onto the dedicated website section whenever they choose.
How can we help?
Please visit www.satra.com/resources to register your interest in attending, and to view the complete library of past webinar recordings.
This article was originally published on page 40 of the November 2022 issue of SATRA Bulletin.