TUESDAY, MAY 11, 2021
9:30- 10:10 am RA34, Preparation
Are Ionic Liquids Viable Extractants for Fats, Oils, and/or Waxes?
Chengeto Gwengo, liquid-x
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12, 2021
8:45 – 10:10am RA63, Water Resistance, Absorbency & Wetting Agent Evaluation
Modified Test Method for Drying Time
Stephen Payne, Cotton Incorporated
11:00 – 11:40am RA104, Garment Wet Processing
TOUGH Cotton Finish Application to Cotton Sweater Knits via the Metered Addition Process
William Garrett, Cotton Incorporated & Kenneth H. Greeson, Cotton Incorporated
10:15 – 10:55am RA36, Color Measurement
e.dye® Waterless Color System: Appreciating the Obvious
Michael Murphy, e.dye® Waterless Color System
One of the questions anyone could ask is, “If e.dye® (solution dye) color process has so many performance advantages and is also more sustainable, then why isn’t the whole world using it?”
The principle of electricity was available to Moses in the desert, but he was not able to use it. Why was that?
As with the commercialization of electricity, there is a long history of the evolution of industrial coloration processes, and it is extremely entrenched. The problem is that what helped produce beautiful colors in the 17th century; using water, heat and chemicals, doesn’t work as well for today’s synthetic fibers – and is killing our waterways and polluting our air. We’ve got a better way – in fact 10,000 of them!
Join us for a brief conversation about seeing and appreciating the obvious advantages of our evolution on traditional solution dyeing and explore our Color Journey®.
1:00 – 2:25pm Chemical Applications Interest Group
RUDOLF BIO-LOGIC: Bio-based DWR from Renewable, Natural Sources
Gunther Duschek, Rudolf GmbH, Germany & Albert De Conti, Rudolf GmbH, Germany
“With its focus on how Mother Nature can offer solutions to many of the textile’s environmental problems, the RUDOLF GROUP has successfully created the BIO-LOGIC® line. That is, DWR products that push the boundaries of R&D well beyond fluorine-free, embrace nature and introduce performance entirely based on natural components.”
2:30 – 3:55pm Materials Interest Group
The 2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge
Sevilla Granger Iovacchini, Project & Program Strategist, & Siena Shepard, Strategy Coordinator, Textile Exchange
“The Challenge: Textile Exchange and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action are launching a joint initiative to further spur a shift in the market towards the uptake of recycled polyester (rPET) and the associated reduction in greenhouse gases (GHGs). The 2025 Recycled Polyester Challenge serves as an important catalyst for change in the apparel and textile industry. We are challenging the apparel industry to commit to bringing the percentage of recycled polyester up from 14% to 45% at 17.1 million metric tons by 2025. The Challenge will continue the successful acceleration that began with Textile Exchange’s 2017 Recycled Polyester Commitment. We encourage brands to commit to the most ambitious uptake target possible. 80-100% recycled polyester commitments from the brands in our community will be essential to reaching our 2025 45% recycled volume target and for building critical mass to reach an absolute 90% recycled volume share by 2030.”