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  • Carpet Manufacture

    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets – Part 4: Finishes

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    This technical manual discusses the many chemical treatments that can be applied to wool carpets, usually in conjunction with dyeing or yarn finishing, to enhance properties such as insect resistance, flame resistance, soil and stain repellency, and to control the generation of electrostatic charge.

    Pages: 29 | Price: £45.00

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    Introduction to Wool Carpets – Manual

    By Dr Errol Wood (ITFA - 2019 - )

    This course manual covers in great detail, the whole of the manufacture of machine- made carpets from the selection of the pile fibre and blends, through yarn spinning, colouration, carpet construction, textures, finishing and backing.

    It also discusses what is involved in carpet testing and classification (grading) and the carpet aspects that determine its performance.

    Pages: 56 | Price: £85.00

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    The Manufacture of Handmade Rugs

    By Dr Sailen Chaudhuri (ITFA 2019 - )

    The Author:
    Dr. Sailen Kumar Chaudhuri is Chairman and Senior Consultant of Technical Sub-committee, Textile Skill Development, Govt. of India; Vice Chairman (Elect), The Textile Institute and Chairman India National Office, The Textile Institute

    This is a manual that also accompanies the Training course of the same name.

    But as a resource and review of the Handmade Rug process it is excellent.

    It looks at Wool and other fibres in details, reviews the processes from fibre to yarn, and of course the Hand made process itself.

    It gives a global overview of the rug producing nations and is well illustrated throughout and includes a design directory of Handmade rugs.

    An excellent resource

    Pages: 52 | Price: £80.00

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets Part 1C Yarn Spinning – Special-Purpose Yarns Heather/Tweed, Felted, Conductive/Antistatic, Yarns for Woven and Tufted Carpets

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2019)

    An excellent technical paper covering all aspects of yarns for Tufted, Axminster and Wilton production. Felted yarns discussed and evaluated.
    Also recommendations are given for the selection of raw materials for wool yarns in the non-plain category, and guidance is given for manufacturing these by blending methods. Attention is drawn to the availability of electromechanical methods for the manufacture of effect yarns.

    Pages: 67 | Price: £99.00

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    Fibre to Floor

    By Peter Goodman - 2018 (ITFA - )

    Today’s modern manufacturing techniques have provided the consumer with a wide choice of textile floor covering options and like all good products, satisfaction for the customer is wholly dependent on receiving good information and advice at the point of sale and beyond.

    Currently, there is limited scope for industry personnel to receive comprehensive training and expert knowledge regarding the manufacturing processes and how these options impact on choice, performance and ultimately delight for the end user.

    This manual provides the appropriate personnel with the opportunity to learn and gain an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the raw materials used, manufacturing processes, testing and performance, current legislation and labelling, installation and maintenance procedures of machine made carpets.

    Pages: 62 | Size: 11.45 MB | Price: £180

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets – Part 1B Yarn Spinning

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    Yarn Scouring, Fibre Processing Aids,Twist Setting, Yarn Bonding.
    An excellent 50 page manual covering oil, dry and semi worsted spinning methods and their implications to scouring. The scouring process reviewed. Fibre processing aids detailed and implications reviewed. Lubricants and application systems detailed. Guidance on the engineering of yarns to be set is given; and the processing conditions for seven different twist setting processes are outlined.

    Pages: 50 | Price: £85.00

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets – Part 1A Yarn Spinning

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    Woollen, Semi-Worsted, Wrap, Core and Chenille Spinning Systems
    A 56 page manual covering the complete manufacturing processes for woollen and semi worsted yarn, plus wrap, core and chenille systems detailed. An excellent review of all spinning systems.

    Pages: 56 | Price: £85.00

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets – Part 2 – Carpet Weaving

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    This excellent detailed manual discusses the principles of Carpet Weaving. Including: Axminster – Gripper Jacquard, Spool Gripper, Wire Wilton and Face to Face techniques. It includes carpet pile constructions , textures and backing.

    Pages: 30 | Price: £45.00

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets (Part 3) Carpet Tufting – The Manual

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    This detailed manual discusses the principles of tufting, with special reference to tufting wool carpets. Guidance is given on engineering wool carpets to particular constructions, including advice on how to avoid or correct possible faults. Machine control systems may be used as aids to quality. The available systems for producing patterned tufted carpets are surveyed with an indication of the design styles each can produce.

    Pages: 49 | Price: £75.00

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  • Colouration

    Lanaset Dyes – Dyeing System for Wool and Wool Blends

    By Huntsman (ITFA 2019 - )

    A comprehensive document from the Dyestuff supplier Huntsman.

    The LANASET® dyeing system is a versatile and comprehensive system for dyeing and printing wool,polyamide and silk. This pattern card/report provides recommendations for dyeing wool and wool blends.

    The LANASET® range comprises modified, tinctorially strong 1:2 metal complex, acid and reactive dyes with high wet and light fastness. The dyes cover the shade spectrum systematically. Almost all fashion shades can be produced economically using simple combinations of these dyes. Nearly identical dyeing properties and high exhaustion result in excellent compatibility and reproducibility.

    Pages: 66 | Size: 1.94 MB | Price: Free to members

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    Practical Carpet Dyeing, Printing and Finishing (Carpet, Yarn and Fibres)

    By Ian Smith CTexT ATI (ITF Academy - 2018)

    This course manual covers the various methods of colouring a carpet at different stage of its development.
    Carpet manufacturers place great emphasis on the techniques for producing a large variety of colours and finishing techniques to achieve designs that can meet the rigorous functional demands placed on a carpet.

    Pages: 32 | Price: £50.00

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    The Manufacture of Wool Carpets – Part 4: Colouration – The Manual

    By Wools of NZ (2002), edited and updated by ITF Academy (2018)

    An excellent detailed Manual of Wool dyeing processes including:
    General Principles of Carpet Colouration
    Loose Stock Dyeing
    Hank Dyeing
    Yarn Package Dyeing
    Batch Dyeing of Wool Carpets
    Continuous Dyeing
    Dyeing of Wool/Synthetic Blends
    Printing of Wool Carpets
    Minimising Problems Due to Photobleaching of Wool
    Space Dyeing of Wool Carpets

    Pages: 68 | Price: £180

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  • Fibres

    British Sheep and Wool Book

    By British Wool (ITFA -2019 - )

    A fascinating guide to British sheep breeds and their unique wool.

    This book offers an accurate exploration of British sheep at the turn of the 21st century. It portrays a wide range of breeds for the appreciation of sheep and wool experts and is a great resource for industry consumers of wool.

    Pages: 182 | Size: 5.75 MB | Price: Free to members

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  • Inspection

    Carpet Complaint Investigation – Course Manual

    By Dr Eric Brown (ITFA - 2019 - )

    This manual is an excellent in-depth guide to complaint investigation, it is the manual that accompanies the online course but as a stand alone document it is an essential guide.

    With 14 modules of well illustrated subjects and examples.

    The modules are:
    Shading
    Colour Change
    Soiling Complaints
    Stripes and Streaks
    Premature Wear
    Holes
    Structural Defects
    Dimensional Changes
    Miscellaneous Problems
    Fibre ID
    Useful Chemical Tests
    Supplementary Tests
    On-Site Visit
    Writing the Report

    Pages: 109 | Price: £99.00

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  • Installation

    ‘Fit Me’ – an essential guide to carpet installation

    By Peter Goodman - 2018 (ITFA - )

    The ‘Fit Me’ manual details Carpet Installation methods, installation materials and equipment, underlay selection and a detailed troubleshooting section.
    This manual also gives a total overview of installation, the importance of sub floors, handling, storage, acclimatisation and planning.
    This is excellent information for all those involved in carpets and provides an essential guide to installation, a process that can have a bearing on a carpet’s performance.
    This is essential information for a wide range of personnel from those involved in manufacturing, such as technical management and their technicians, field sales staff and sales administration, retailers, contractors, installers, specifiers and architects.

    Pages: 28 | Size: 1.93 MB | Price: £99.00

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  • Recycling

    A guide to re-use and Recycling of used carpets

    By Carpet Recycling UK (Waste and Resources Action Program (WRAP) - 2014)

    The information provided within this document can be used as an introductory guide for facilities professionals to understand the environmental impacts relating to end-of-life carpets and selecting new carpets

    Pages: 34 | Size: 1,022.42 KB | Price: free to members

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  • Reference

    Textile Floor Covering – Terms and Definitions (with annual updates)

    By Peter Goodman (ITFA - 2018 - )

    This excellent and comprehensive reference document researched, written and compiled by Peter Goodman provides a rich source of terms and definitions associated with Textile Floor Coverings from their manufacture, through to their installation and maintenance.

    Its usage is applicable to a wide range of personnel from manufacturing technicians, those involved in sales and sales administration, customer service, education, historic conservators, legal professionals, investigators and arbitrators, those from the carpet cleaning and maintenance industry, specifiers and architects, installers, apprentices and trainees.

    A really great working tool for anyone associated with the industry.

    This version of the standard will be updated annually with new and additional terms and definitions, and will be sent to the purchasers “Free of charge.”

    Pages: 39 | Price: £65.00

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    Textile Floor Covering – Terms and Definitions

    By Peter Goodman (ITFA - 2018 - )

    This excellent and comprehensive reference document researched, written and compiled by Peter Goodman provides a rich source of terms and definitions associated with Textile Floor Coverings from their manufacture, through to their installation and maintenance.

    Its usage is applicable to a wide range of personnel from manufacturing technicians, those involved in sales and sales administration, customer service, eduction, historic conservators, legal professionals, investigators and arbitrators, those from the
    carpet cleaning and maintenance industry, specifiers and architects, installers, apprentices and trainees.

    A really great working tool for anyone associated with the industry.

    Pages: 39 | Price: £55.00

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