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SATRA announces new webinar dates

Registrations are being taken for SATRA’s live online presentations for members on footwear-related issues.

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SATRA’s programme of regular webinars presented on a variety of key industry topics is proving very popular with members around the world. Hundreds of online attendees have taken advantage of this provision, all of whom have the opportunity to pose questions before the event, during the presentation or afterwards. Answers can then be provided either as a live response at the conclusion of the session (when it is presented live) or as personalised emailed advice, which is a particularly valuable service whenever confidential information about the member’s products needs to be discussed.

The following SATRA member-only webinars will be presented at 10:00 GMT and repeated at 16:00 GMT to accommodate delegates who are located in North or South America.

Thursday 9th November 2023 – ‘How to select footwear fastening systems’. There is a huge variety of fastening systems that can be used in footwear. The type which is utilised will depend on many factors, ranging from practical considerations through to aesthetics, as well as a number of economic considerations.

In this webinar, we will review the key types of fastening systems, including slide fasteners, hook and loop products and buckles, in additional to discussing how they work, their design and some of the problems that can occur in their use. This webinar will also outline the important tests that should be used to assess a fastening system’s suitability for use in the manufacture of footwear.

Thursday 16th November 2023 – ‘Testing whole shoe flexing’. There are several different options available for reviewing the flex endurance of finished footwear in order to assess whether the constructions being used will hold up in day-to-day wear.

Delegates to this webinar will learn about the different evaluation methods that can be used, dependent on the type of footwear. They will also consider how these tests reinforce the fact that whole shoe flexing is an assessment of the final completed footwear’s durability, rather than a way of assessing the flexing properties of the individual materials and components involved.

Online library of video presentations

In addition to the regular live events, SATRA has built an online library of recordings of the webinars as well as supplementary video presentations on many key footwear-related issues, access to which is reserved for member companies. This online provision ensures that all members who were unable to watch the live online events can still benefit from the experience of SATRA’s experts and other industry figures by logging onto the dedicated website section at whenever they choose.

SATRA members can also access a comprehensive library of SATRA Bulletin technical articles and other industry-related information at this location.

How can we help?

Please visit to register your interest in attending the live webinars, and to view the complete library of past webinar recordings.

Publishing Data

This article was originally published on page 40 of the September 2023 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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