W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. — ASTM International’s self-titled “Vietnam Road Show” will be two two-day textile trainings in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Sept. 10-14, the standards group reports.
The courses, it notes, are aimed at anyone involved in purchasing, testing, or evaluating fabrics.
Korean textiles companies with operations in Vietnam requested these trainings last year, ASTM relates. “The companies specifically cited the need to learn and apply these standards in order to engage in trade with countries such as the United States,” it says.
Ellen Roaldi, a senior technical consulting specialist at testing company Bureau Veritas, will serve as instructor. She has nearly three decades of expertise and is an active member of ASTM International’s textile committee.
The first session – which will be simultaneously translated into Korean – aims to train lab managers and managers of suppliers from Korean companies that have textiles facilities in Vietnam.
The second session – translated into Vietnamese – will help train lab technicians and other Vietnamese professionals at those facilities.
The Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the South and Middle of Vietnam (KOCHAM) as well as testing/research institutes FITI and KOTITI are supporting the event, notes ASTM.
Teresa Cendrowska, vice president of global cooperation, and Tim Brooke, vice president of laboratory services, are coordinating activities. The two will visit the Hanoi-based Vietnamese national standards body (STAMEQ), one of ASTM International’s 110 Memorandum of Understanding partners.
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