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Recorded May 3, 2012
Presented by Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University
Technical textiles are value-added textile materials that find predominantly non-commodity applications. This encompasses the entire textile supply chain from fiber to fashion and is a growth segment within the textile industry.
This webinar will focus on the global scenario of the technical textiles sector taking into consideration some statistics for both developed economies and developing economies. Examples of technical textiles products that find applications in agrotextiles, geotextiles, protective textiles, to name a few will be highlighted.
The overall aim of this webinar is to introduce to the audience the current status and the opportunities in the technical textiles sector. It is hoped that this overview webinar will be the first in a series which will explore the growing opportunities in the exciting field of technical textiles.
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.