Textile finishing technology


Processes used for changing the properties of textile materials. This includes operating, monitoring and maintaining textile finishing machines.

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textile finishing technologies
finishing machines knowledge and operation
finishing technologies
finishing technology
textile finishing machinery knowledge and operation
textile finishing machines knowledge and operation

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Textile finishing technology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Finishing textile technician: Finishing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up finishing processes. The finishing processes are the final series of operations that improves the appearance and/or usefulness of textiles.
Textile dyeing technician: Textile dyeing technicians perform operations related to setting up dyeing processes.
Textile machinery technician: Textile machinery technicians set up, maintain, inspect and repair mechanical and computer-controlled machinery used in textile manufacturing such as weaving, dyeing and finishing machines.
Textile chemist: Textile chemists coordinate and supervise chemical processes for textiles like yarn and fabric forming such as dyeing and finishing.
Textile printer: Textile printers perform textile printing operations.
Textile dyer: Textile dyers tend dye machines making sure that the setting of machines are in place. They prepare chemicals, dyes, dye baths and solutions according to formulas. They make samples by dyeing textiles and calculating the necessary formulas and dyes all kind of yarn or and textiles.
Textile finishing machine operator: Textile finishing machine operators operate, supervise, monitor and maintain the production of textiles finishing machines.

Optional knowledge

Textile finishing technology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Textile quality technician: Textile quality technicians perform physical laboratory tests on textile materials and products. They compare textile materials and products to standards and interpret results.
Textile chemical quality technician: Textile chemical quality technicians perform chemical laboratory tests on textile materials and products. They interpret results and support colouration and finishing of textiles.
Printing textile technician: Printing textile technicians perform operations related to setting up the printing processes.
Textile operations manager: Textile operations managers schedule orders and delivery times in order to assure the efficient flow of the production system.
Textile product developer: Textile product developers innovate and perform product design of apparel textiles, home textiles, and technical textiles (e.g. agriculture, safety, construction, medicine, mobile tech, environmental protection, sports, etc.). They apply scientific and technical principles to develop innovative textile products.
Textile, leather and footwear researcher: Textile, leather and footwear researchers combine knowledge of material sciences, chemistry, physics, process technologies, management, and engineering to contribute to future innovations within the fields of textile, wearing apparel, leather, and footwear. They collaborate in multidisciplinary projects in order to combine findings from a diverse array of science fields for product development.
Textile process controller: Textile process controllers perform textile process operations, technical functions in various aspects of design, production and quality control of textile products, and cost control for processes. They use computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) tools in order to ensure conformity of entire production process to specifications. They compare and exchange individual processes with other departments (e.g cost calculation office) and initiate appropriate actions. They analyse the structure and properties of raw materials used in textiles and assist to prepare specifications for their production, analyse and interpret test data.
Textile technologist: Textile technologists develop and supervise production systems for textiles.
Textile quality inspector: Textile quality inspectors ensure that the manufactured of textile products is compliant with predetermined specifications.
Textile sourcing merchandiser: Textile sourcing merchandisers organise efforts for textile producers from fibre to final products.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022