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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 2014-15 looks back at some of SDC's key activities during 2014, and highlights current and future projects for 2015.
Latest SDC News

The Future of Perkin House

REsizedperkinhouse_wtp-doorAs reported at the Annual General Meeting in York earlier this year, the Perkin House Working Group appointed by the Board of Trustees is now actively examining the future of Perkin House which hosted its first Council meeting on 4 November 1970. With no preconceived ideas or prejudices, its overriding objective is to focus exclusively […]

Latest Events

SDC EC( India) AGM-2015

The Textile Committee,Off Veer Savarkar Marg, Prabhadevi Chowk, P Balu Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025, India

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Indian Heat of SDC’s International Design Competition – 2015

The Society of Dyers and Colourists, EC 208, Narmada Building, Laxmi Industrial Premises, Vartak Nagar, Pokharan Road No.1, Thane-w Thane-400606, Maharashtra, India.


Aspects of Rheology – Formulation & Application

PPG, Bradford Road, Birstall, Batley WF17 9NS

Malcolm the Weaver
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Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming Titles

Forthcoming titles in the SDC-Wiley series

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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