Professional Services


Providing expert technical testimony for attorneys in product liability litigation and textile arbitration.


Auditing of fabric mills, yarn producers, fabric finishers and denim operations.


Consulting to improve product quality control through optimizing various processes and systems.


Extensive knowledge of flammability characteristics of textiles, government regulations (Fiber I.D. Act; Care Labeling Act) and industry standards, both domestic and international.


Specializing in flammability of children's sleepwear, general apparel, fibers and fabrics.
 
Professional Experience

Ron Pacheco is an independent consultant with 40+ years in the textile testing industry with various testing companies including:


Intertek Testing Services (ITS)


Specialized Technology Resources, Inc. (STR)


J.C. Penney Co., Inc. [Manager of Merchandise Testing Center]


J.P. Stevens Research


United States Testing Co. (SGS)

Author of numerous technical papers and presentations on textile subjects including:


Flammability


Physical Testing


Federal Regulations

Select Articles:

 

Flammability Problem with Chenille Garment
by Ronald Pacheco
(Product Safety Daily, 11-04-09)

* Featured in Consumer Reports

Excerpt: "Chenille is defined in Dan River Dictionary of Textile Terms as 'a fuzzy yarn whose pile esembles a caterpillar. This yarn is used for filling in cloth for embroidery, tassels, rugs and draperies. Named for the French word meaning caterpillar. Also name of the fabric woven from chenille yarns'. Women’s chenille robes and blouses are a very popular items and have been sold by major retailers for many years. So what’s the problem?"


 

Who is Responsible to Ensure Compliance with the Flammable Fabrics Act?
by Ronald Pacheco

(Product Safety Daily, 06-06-09)


Excerpt: "The Flammable Fabrics Act, also known as 16CFR Part 1610, is a flammability regulation that covers all apparel fabrics with the exception of hats, gloves, footwear and interlining fabrics. It also exempts plain surface fabrics weighing 2.6 ounces per square yard or more, and all fabrics made entirely from the following fiber or combination of them: acrylic, modacrylic, nylon, olefin, polyester, wool. There are many merchants and retailers who are unaware of the above and believe that flammability testing is only for children’s apparel. This is incorrect. It is for all apparel items, of all sizes and genders, except as noted above."


 

Logical Metrics: Ask the Textile Expert (A Textile Blog!)
by Ronald Pacheco

Introduction: "Do you have a question that you need answered regarding your textile product? If so, we invite you to ask the question to our Textile Expert - Mr. Ronald Pacheco. Ron comes with over 40 years of technical and regulatory knowledge along with professional experiences that allows you direct access to a textile expert. He extensive knowledge of flammability characteristics of textiles, government regulations (Fiber I.D. Act; Care Labeling Act) and industry standards, both domestic and international. Ron specializes in the flammability of children's sleepwear, general apparel, fibers and fabrics. So come on and don't be shy - ask the question!"

 
Professional Affiliations


American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists


American Society for Quality Control (Textile & Needle Trades)


ASTM International (American Society of Testing and Materials)
 
Select Clients

 
Education


Master of Business Administration - Marketing & Management
Monmouth University


Bachelor of Science Textile Technology
University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth)


Textile Manufacturing Degree
University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth)
 
ron@rjpacheco.com

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