Overview of Dye Classes and Methods of Coloration

September 30, 2010

Complimentary for AATCC members
US$25.00 for nonmembers

Recorded September 30, 2010
Presented by Nelson E. Houser, M. Dohmen USA

This presentation is an overview of the major fibers and dye classes involved, general mechanisms for the dye-fiber bonding and fundamentals of the process, the dynamics of wet processing, and general equipment choices in wet processing.

Nelson E. Houser, M. Dohmen USA
Nelson E. Houser is Vice-President of Technical Services for M. Dohmen USA. A 1967 graduate of the College of Textiles North Carolina State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in Textile Chemistry, he has served in various technical and management positions with dyestuff and chemical suppliers, and wet processors.

Previous associations include Vice-President of Technical Marketing for Burlington Chemical Company, Technical Director with the Textile Products Division of Ciba-Geigy Corporation and Technical Manager with American Color and Chemical. Manufacturing experiences include management and technical positions with Burlington Industries Galey and Lord Division (yarn dyeing), and Beaunit Corporation (yarn dyeing and beam dyeing of warp knits).

Nelson has been an active member of AATCC for over 40 years, chaired several technical committees including the Education Advisory Committee and Perspiration, served as President of the Association in 1997 and 1998, and prior member of the Board of Directors. In 2003, Nelson was awarded the AATCC’s Harold C. Chapin Award for distinguished service to the Association.

Nelson also works with technology transfer programs at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University and presently in on the Board of Directors for HueMetrix, a monitoring technology for textile dyeing.

Additional recognitions include the Textile Leader of the Year by the Kappa Tau Beta Leadership Fraternity and Phi Psi Professional Textile Fraternity at the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, and the 2001 Textile World Annual Top 10 for service and dedication to the textile industry.

A frequent speaker on textile wet processing, Nelson has made numerous presentations at AATCC workshops and symposiums, North Carolina State Programs, Clemson University programs, and various trade association programs.

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