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The Materials 360º Seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all the different materials in the footwear and accessories market, including foam, plastic, cork, textiles and more!

Starts

Nov 09, 2016, 10:00

Ends

Nov 09, 2016, 15:00

Location

New York City, United States

The Materials 360º Seminar is designed to help sourcing managers, brand managers and quality control professionals better understand all the different materials in the footwear and accessories market, including foam, plastic, cork, textiles and more!

Agenda:

9:30 am: Registration Opens

10:00 am: Opening & State of the Industry (FDRA)

10:05 am: Leather 101

  • Hide and Leather Types

  • Regional Leather Profiles

  • Life Cycle & Manufacturing

  • Hide Treatments

  • Tanning Processes

10:45 am: Leather Quality Issues

11:15 am: Leather Supply Chain Issues & Solutions 

  • Types of Construction
  • Performance Capabilities
  • Where they are used
  • Typical constraints and issues

12:00 pm: Lunch (Provided)

12:45 pm: Commodity Prices and Surcing Issues (FDRA)

1:30 pm: Rubber, PU outsoles

  • Outsole Material Types
  • How They Are Manufactured
  • Performance Comparisons
  • Suitable Applications
  • Performance Limitations

 2:15 pm: Break

 2:30 pm: EVA, PVC, Cork

  • Outsoles Continued
  • How They are Produced
  • What Affects Their Performance
  • Suitable Applications
  • Product Quality Issues

3:00 pm: Closing

 

Space is Limited - Register today!  

Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm ET

Location: Scandinavia House
58 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Cost: Non-Members: $225 | FDRA Members and SGS Clients: $150