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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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Sataphon Heads for Shanghai

hai winner 2016 Sataphon JamsriTHE impressive EmQuartier luxury shopping centre in Bangkok, home to numerous designer brands was an apt setting for the Thailand heat of the SDC International Design Competition on 3 Aug. The competition attracted 285 students from over 15 institutions around the country and just 20 shortlisted entrants were invited to the heat where Fashion Design […]

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Pakistan Industrial Event ‘Saving the Fabric Strength in Processing’

Nishat Chunian Dyeing & Printing Division, Lahore, 54660, Pakistan


Pakistan Industrial Event – ‘Fabric Strength Testing by American and European Test Methods’

Nishat Chunian Dyeing & Printing Division, Lahore, 54660, Pakistan

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Malcolm the Weaver
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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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