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The SDC is the world’s leading independent, educational charity dedicated to advancing the science and technology of colour worldwide. Our mission is to communicate the science of colour in a changing world. SDC is a professional, chartered society. Becoming a member gives access to SDC’s Professional Coloration Qualifications including the elite Chartered Colourist status. We have an international network of regions and activities.

Engaging with Colour

As an educational charity the SDC provides education in many different forms to many different end users. Engaging with Colour 2015-16 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2015, and highlights current and future projects for 2016.
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New app launched for Coloration Technology

icon-for-the-appColoration Technology is SDC’s leading peer reviewed journal. A brand new Coloration Technology App has just launched for iOS devices. You can now download it free of charge from the App store or the Google Play app store. Keep up-to-date with the latest research with complete issues available in the App – the journal now […]

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Tomorrow’s Textiles

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SDC Pakistan Industrial Event – ‘Dimensional Stability Testing Methods’

Nishat Chunian Dyeing & Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

The European REACH Congress

InterContinental Hotel, Dusseldorf, Germany


SDC Pakistan Industrial Event – ‘Selection of Dyes for Continuous Dyeing’

Nishat Chunian Dyeing & Printing Division, Lahore, Pakistan

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Physico-Chemical Aspects of Textile Coloration
Author: S M Burkinshaw
Essential reading for students, teachers, researchers and professionals involved in textile coloration.
Price: £125.00 / €173.30 / $190.00
SDC members’ price: £94.00

Standard Colorimetry: Definitions, Algorithms and Software
Authors: Claudio Oleari and Gabriele Simone
An accessible and valuable resource for students, lecturers, researchers and laboratory technicians in colour science and image technology.
Price: £60.00 /€ 83.10 / $95.00
SDC members’ price: £45.00

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