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Recorded June 29, 2017
Presented by Adam R. Varley and Patrick A. Ayers, Vartest Laboratories
ANSI/ISEA 107 compliant High Visibility Safety Apparel are required by the Federal Highway Administration to be worn by all workers on any public access roadway and are widely used by construction workers, first responders and others.
Understand the technology and design considerations that are incorporated into the ANSI/ISEA 107-2015 product performance specification from fluorescent background material and retroreflective tapes, to final garment design and labeling.
Adam R. Varley
Adam R. Varley is Technical Director and COO of Vartest Laboratories. Adam has been a member of AATCC since 1978, and has been active in several research committees, especially RA24, Fiber Analysis Test Methods, where he has served as chair and is currently acting chair. He has also served on the International Test Methods Committee and the Executive Committee on Research (ECR). He has published numerous papers in industry publications, including AATCC Review.
Outside of AATCC, he has served on ASTM D13 for Textiles, and is a Technical Expert to ISO TC38-Textiles. He holds US Patent 7,833,568 relating to the technology of natural protein fiber analysis, and has lectured at Pratt Institute, FIT, and Donghua University.
Adam started his career as a warp knit technologist at Collins and Aikman. In 1985, he became the operations manager and co-founder of Textile Testing Services, the predecessor to Vartest Laboratories. He attended FIT for Textile Technology, has a BA in Computer Science and Business Management from NYU, and has a Master of Textiles in Textile Chemistry and Apparel Management from NC State University.
Patrick A. Ayers
Patrick A. Ayers is Vice President, Operations & Sales at Vartest Laboratories. Patrick has been an active member of AATCC since 1992, participates in ISEA for ANSI 107, ASTM D13 – Textiles, and ASTM F23 – Personal Protective Clothing & Equipment.
Patrick started his career as a development engineer in the fiber industry extruding recycled polyester and nylon with Wellman and spandex with Globe Manufacturing. Thereafter, he supported major brands and retailers with their global color programs as a strategic account manager with Datacolor International. More recently, he directed global quality assurance for Maidenform Brands (now part of Hanes Brands) and Ariela & Associates International.
He has a BS in Textile Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry from NC State University and an MBA from Gardner-Webb University.