Textile Coloration 2.1
Optimal Apparel Performance through Innovation Conference
September 11-12, 2019
Sheraton Imperial Hotel, Durham, NC
This program will address what’s new – what’s emerging in textile dyes, finishes, fibers, garments, products and processes that provide optimal apparel performance while being eco-friendly. Fostering innovation, design thinking, performance requirements for coloration of textiles, and a circular economy will also be discussed. The program is designed for brands, retailers, mills and suppliers to the textile industry.
Wednesday’s program will kick off with a presentation on Fostering Innovation by Sudhakar Puvvada, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs. Puvvada will discuss drivers of innovation in the textile industry, how to foster a culture of innovation, the challenges that innovators often face and the role of science and technology. Design thinking, a human-centered, solution-focused, action-oriented approach to arrive more quickly at successful solutions, will be the focus of Thursday’s kickoff presentation. This presentation, Calling All Doers, Tinkerers, Crafters, and Builders, will be given by Marty Lawrence, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs.
Confirmed topics and speakers include:
- Fostering Innovation – Sudhakar Puvvada, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs
- The Evolution of Color Performance Requirements – D. Craig White, Huntsman International LLC
- An Introduction to Graphene Fiber and Yarn Technology – Matt Reid, Graphene One, LLC
- Self-Sanitizing Textile Apparel – Tim Philosophos, Livinguard Technologies
- An Eco-friendly System for Working with an Oxygen-Free Atmosphere – Carmina Ferri, Care Applications
- Technical Challenges of (Re)introducing a Fiber into the Textile Industry – Chuck Stewart, Eastman Chemical Company
- Hemp Fiber Properties, Preparation/Dyeing Characteristics, and End Use – Guy Carpenter, Bear Fiber
- Removing Harsh Chemistry from Jeans Washing While Keeping the Same Look – Thomas Aplas, CHT
- New Innovations in Smart Yarns and Threads: Changing the Impossible to Possible in Wearable Tech – Mike Godfrey, Supreme Corporation VOLT Smart Yarns
- Moisture Management Technologies – Ken Kiser, Nanotex
- Calling All Doers, Tinkerers, Crafters, and Builders – Marty Lawrence, Dream Catcher Innovation Labs
- Jeanologia’s SMARTLAB and EIM System – Enrique Silla, Jeanologia
- Emptying the Landfills – Why Biodegradable Textiles Will Save our Planet – Ashok Mahtani, Alpine Creations
- Aniline-Free/Earth Colors – Speaker from Archroma U.S.
- The Laundry (R) Evolution – Speaker from Tonello
- House of Gold’s Wiser Wash Technology – Speaker from House of Gold
- The Digital Transformation: Redefining the Fashion Industry from Fabric to Garment – Alex Penades, Jeanologia
- The Intersection of Green Chemistry and the Circular Economy in the Textile Industry – Amanda Cattermole, Cattermole Consulting
- Foam Dyeing with Pre-reduced Indigo Restoring a Good Reputation – Howard Malpass, Denim Dyeing Technical Service LLC
Program updates will be posted to this site as available.
|AATCC Individual & Corporate* Members||Nonmembers|
(August 27, 2019)
|*If your company is a corporate member of AATCC, you must download the registration form and register offline to receive the member price.|
|AATCC offers complimentary registration to student members, space permitting; attendance confirmed 10 days out from event (does not include food & beverage functions). Nonmember students may attend at a cost of US$125 (includes food & beverage functions). To register contact Kim Nicholson.|
Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before September 3, 2019. No refunds will be given after September 3. A US$75 cancellation fee will be charged.
If using the downloadable registration form, please complete the form, save it, and return it via email attachment to Kim Nicholson.
You are invited to join us as a tabletop exhibitor at our evening reception on Wednesday, September 11.
The tabletop exhibits will be open during the reception from 5:00 – 6:30 pm. Each exhibitor will be provided with a 6’ draped table for displaying their products and services. Displays need to be confined to the surface of the tabletop. The fee for the tabletop is US$300. In order to sponsor a tabletop display you must be registered to attend the program.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to reach potential customers. To reserve your tabletop complete and return the tabletop reservation form.
Sheraton Imperial Hotel
4700 Emperor Blvd,
Durham, NC 27703
Contact the hotel directly and request the AATCC group rate of US$159/night. You may also make your reservations online.
The group rate will be available until 5:00 p.m. (EDT) on August 16 or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. Once the room block is filled the group rate will NOT be honored.
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