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Footwear: an introduction to chemical testing

Tuesday 26th September 2017

This event is available to SATRA members only

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This seminar is an introduction to the chemical testing that can be performed on footwear. Routine analysis for restricted substances and the basic REACH requirements will be discussed, along with some of the more complex troubleshooting issues such as discolouration, mould and odours and some prevention methods.

The aim of this event is to provide Footwear Technologists involved in the supply, manufacture, distribution or retail sectors with a basic understanding of chemical testing requirements and to introduce SATRA’s testing capabilities.

There will be time to interact directly with the staff here at SATRA for individual questions if required. This half day seminar will commence at 10am and includes a buffet lunch.


09:30 Registration & refreshments
10:00 Introduction to SATRA & outline of the day
10:15 Discolouration problems
10:45 Mould and odours
11:00 Chemistry Laboratory tour & demonstrations
11:45 Break
12:00 Basic rubber formulations
12:30 Lunch
13:15 An overview of REACH legislation
14:00 Restricted substances lists
14:30 Individual consultation sessions if required