Recorded October 12, 2016
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The textile wet processing industry is a major user of the world’s resources of water and energy. Recognizing that these resources are limited, the textile industry is developing procedures and processes to use them more wisely as the world population and textile consumption continue to grow.
Use of textile chemicals and fibers from renewable resources is being expanded while textile processes that require large amounts of energy, chemicals, and water are being replaced with new ideas that minimize our scarce resources. Increased utilization of enzymes, lower liquor ratio equipment, higher color yield colorants, and alternatives to traditional water based processes will be presented, and suggestions for the future will be discussed.
Dr. Hauser graduated from NC State University with a BS and a PhD in chemistry. He began his career as a senior research chemist for Milliken Research Corp in 1973. In 1987, he joined the Virkler Co. as a senior research chemist. He began his teaching career at NCSU in 1997 as an associate professor and became director of graduate programs and associate department head in 2004 and a full professor in 2005. He has also served as a technical consultant for textile wet processing and as an experienced expert witness for patent litigation in his spare time. Dr. Hauser has written numerous peer-review papers and a book on chemical textile finishing. He is a frequent presenter at AATCC International Conferences and symposia as well as other industry events.
Dr. Hauser has served on the AATCC Board of Directors, the Technical Committee on Research, the Executive Committee on Research, the Publications Committee, the Committee on Conferences, and the Membership Committee. He is also past chair of the Chemical Applications interest group and served as the Association’s president in 2013 and 2014.
In addition to AATCC, he is a member of American Chemical Society, Society of Dyers and Colourists, and The Textile Institute.
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