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Recorded July 26, 2012
Presented by Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Nonwovens is a growth sector with a growth estimated to be 3-5 percent. Single-use and semi durable textile products are predominantly made using nonwoven processes. The webinar will focus on the technology behind the major processes that are used in the nonwovens industry. Examples will be showcased on various nonwoven products such as hospital product, consumer wipes, industrial wipes, packaging materials, etc. The webinar is aimed at providing basic knowledge on the technologies that are employed in the burgeoning nonwovens sector.
Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University
Ph.D. Materials, Textiles and Fiber Science, University of Leeds, England 1998; M.S. Technology, Anna University, India 1994; B.S. Technology, Anna University, India 1992
Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar is currently an Associate Professor of Technical Textiles in the Department of Environmental Toxicology, Texas Tech University. His research focuses on developing value-added materials using nonwoven and nanotechnology. He supervises the Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, TTU. He currently holds two US patents and two US pending applications. He is the editor of a comprehensive magazine on technical textiles: Nonwoven and Technical Textiles that will be published from fall 2007. He is the editorial board chairman of Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Journal. He serves in the editorial boards of three international peer-reviewed journals. He is the Co-chairman of The Association of Nonwoven Industry’s India committee. He has successfully organized four international conferences on advances in fibrous materials. To date, he has graduated 13 MS and PhD students at Texas Tech University. His research on nonwoven decontamination wipe has resulted in technology transfer and will be commercialized very soon.
Dr. Ramkumar is an active member of AATCC where he is chair of the Materials Interest Group and on its Board of Directors. He is a frequent presenter at the AATCC International Conference and other Association programs.