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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.
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Joe Gaunt Memorial Prize Awarded

C Jacobs -Jo Gaunt Memorial 2015The Joe Gaunt Memorial prize is awarded annually by the SDC to the best full-time, Level 3, Design and Colour Technology student from  Leeds University’s  Department of Colour Science.  This year’s winner Calum Jacobs was presented with a certificate and cheque by Dr Christine Holdstock of Leeds University pictured here with Calum. Joe Gaunt was […]

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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


ITMA 2015

Strada Statale del Sempione, 28 20017 Rho Milan, Italy

Malcolm the Weaver
MTW Everybody has a favourite colour and Malcolm the Weaver can make them all. Muted colours from the past, bright and vibrant colours for now and for the future and unusual colours in your dreams. Buy Now
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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