Advances in Nonwovens, Technical Textiles &
Sustainable Materials Symposium
October 10-11, 2012
Doubletree Hotel-Buckhead, Atlanta, GA, USA
Atlanta will be the site of AATCC’s October 10-11 symposium focusing on Advances in Nonwovens, Technical Textiles & Sustainable Materials. This two-day program will be held at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta-Buckhead. The symposium aims to provide a platform for industry and academia to interact and deliberate advancements in materials and textile science which will benefit the global textile and allied industries. The symposium will highlight the latest developments and cutting-edge research of broader interest to textile technologists and material scientists.
The two day symposium will feature topical papers on four main themes: 1) protective performance materials; 2) sustainable materials; 3) multi-functional material additives and 4) engineered fibrous materials. The Protective Performance Materials session will cover topics such as super-repellency, reactive coatings, carbon nanotubes and nano fibers for filters. The Sustainable Materials session will feature papers related to bio-renewable materials, bio-based 3D composites, sustainability issues in cotton and bio-based high-performance fibers. Presentations to be featured in Multi-Functional Material Additives session will focus on antimicrobial properties of microsilver, peelable coating for removal of decontaminates, novel enzymatic bactericide, developments in plasma treatments and novel encapsulation technology for finishing. The Engineered Fibrous Materials session will focus on developments in the nonwoven and technical textiles field, machinery developments and a market update on the nonwovens and technical textile industry.
Highlighting the program will be market updates on the industrial fabrics and nonwoven industries. Updates will be provided by Jeffrey C. Rasmussen, market research manager, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) and Rory Holmes, president at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. Dr. Eugene Wilusz, Natick Soldier RD&E Center, will be covering the state-of-the-art and future research needs in the chemical and biological protection arena using fibrous materials. Developments in nonwoven decontamination wipes will be addressed by Amit Kapoor, president, First Line Technology, LLC.
Additional presentations confirmed to date include:
Self-cleaning Superoleophobic Surfaces - No Trail Left Behind - Hoon Joo Lee, NC State University
Functionalized Nanofibers for Personal Protection Applications - Howard Walls, Research Triangle Institute
Can Bio-Derived Polymers Compete? - Michael Jaffe, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Cellulose Micro and Nano Structures for Advance Material Applications -Tom Theyson, TensTech Inc.
MicroSilver as an Antimicrobial - Karl Richter, RFH BioTek Inc.
Novel and Highly Efficient Methodology for the Destruction of Organophosphorous CWA - Alex Neverov, Queen’s University
Shaken but not Stirred, Japan Decontamination Operations Lessons Learned - Larry Stack, CBI Polymers
Functional Protein-enabled Inorganic/Organic Coatings - Kenneth H. Sandhage, Georgia Institute of Technology
The Coca-Cola Company's PlantBottle– Robert Kriegel, The Coca-Cola Company
Nonwoven Web Forming Developments– Daniel M. Feroe, Andritz Küsters
Soft Armor for Local Responders and Emergency Personnel – Vinitkumar Singh, Texas Tech University
Plasma Surface Modification Processes for High Performance Textiles and Fibers – Mikki Larner, Plasma Technology Systems
Composite Aerogels of Soy Proteins and Cellulose Nanofibrils - Julio Arboleda, North Carolina State University
Advanced Intergrated Color Changing Technology for Innovative Materials Solutions – Ron Brignac, Chameleon International
Cotton Performance Technologies – David Earley, Cotton Incorporated
Needlepunch Developments – An Update – Terry Purdy, Dilo Inc.
Nonwoven Needle Developments and New Products – Mike Pate, Foster Needle Company
Breathable Medical Barrier Fabrics- Rory Wolf, Enercon Industries
Modification of Cotton Fibers for Percutaneous Protection from Liquid and Vapor Threat Agents - Jeff Owens, Air Force Research Laboratory
Soy: Material Resource for Materials- Michael Jaffe, New Jersey Institute of Technology
The registration fee for the 2-day program is US$525 to AATCC members and US$785 to nonmembers. After September 25 fees will increase so register early and save. Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before October 2. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.
A room block has been reserved at the Doubletree Hotel, 3342 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1-800-222-8733. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel and attendance at the AATCC symposium should be specified to receive the group rate of $129 single/double. A first night’s room and tax deposit are due with each reservation. Deposits may be made by check or charged to an accepted credit card. Hotel reservations can be made online through the DoubleTree Hotel website. Reservations must be made by September 18 to ensure room availability. Any changes to your hotel reservation must be made directly with the hotel.
Updates as available will be posted to this website.
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