AATCC 2019 International Conference Program



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Innovating Today for a Challenging Tomorrow

April 9-11, 2019
Fort Worth, Texas, USA

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

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TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019
2:00Keynote Presentation
Building the Future Innovation Ecosystem Through Collaboration
Trey Bowles, Cofounder & Executive Chairman of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center
MADE IN THE USA
Moderator: Andrew Fraser, InMocean Group LLC
3:00Stitch Texas: Apparel Development and Production in the USA
Kristopher Robin Stevens, Stitch Texas
3:30Break
3:45Manufacturing in the USA
Wesley Horne, Hornwood Inc.
4:15Everest USA Scaling New Heights
Courtney Cruzan, Everest Textile USA LLC
4:45-6:00Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition
Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting
6:00-8:00Welcoming Reception (exhibit area)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019
ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE
Moderator: Bert Truesdale, TenCate Protective Fabrics
9:00 MSI and Product Module - A New Tool for Material Selection and Environmental Assessment
Michele L. Wallace, Cotton Incorporated
9:30 Visibility and Collective Action: Textiles' New Narrative
Jessica Kosak, The Sustainability Consortium
10:00 California Proposition 65 – The Wild, Wild West
Louann Spirito, SGS Consumer and Retail Services
10:30Break
10:45Microfibers and the Textile Industry: A Status Report
Ned Cochrane, Mount Vernon Mills, Chair NCTO’s Microfibers Committee
11:15Water Risks Influencing the Future of the Textile and Apparel Industry
Jacqueline E. Sewell, North Carolina State University
11:45Lunch (included with registration)
1:15Sustainability and Performance Today: Water-free Dyeing and PFC-free, Water-free DWR Finishing
Gary Selwyn, Green Theme Technologies Inc.
1:45The Key Drivers and Impacts of the Chinese Government Regulatory Actions on the Textile Supply Chain
Ron Pedemonte, DyStar LP
PRODUCT DESIGN AND SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES
Moderator: Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials LLC
2:15Comparison of LED Lighting Adopted by Retailers to Typical LED Spectra Adopted by the CIE
Roland L. Connelly, Sr., RoLyn Group Color Consultants
2:45Working with Designers to Understand Feasibility
Christy Velez-Douglas, JCPenney
3:15Break
3:30Lands’ End Universal Collection of Adaptive Clothing
Cathy Mays, Lands’ End
4:00Retail’s Apocalypse or a New Dawn?
Tony R. Anzovino, Haggar Clothing Co.
4:30Delivering Confidence in Color Lifecycle Management
Todd Lee, Datacolor
5:10Textile Bowl
5:45-7:15Reception (exhibit area)
THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019
8:15Olney Medal Address
TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS INNOVATION
Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC
9:00Waterless Dyeing of Denim: Real World Experiences from the Introduction of Breviol Technology
Mike Leamon, Pulcra Chemicals
9:30Insect Repellent Textiles and Apparel Value-Added Products for Today’s Savvy Consumers
Don Alexander, Anovotek LLC
10:00The Future of Cool: Advances in Cooling Technologies for Fabric
Apurba Banerjee, brrr° Inc.
10:30Break
10:45Intelligent Drapable Circuitry Design: A Philosophy for Scalable Electronic Textile Development
Madison Maxey, LOOMIA Technologies, Inc.
11:15Challenges and Learnings on the Apparel Fabric Development Journey
Vikram Sharma, Honeywell Inc.
12:00Awards Luncheon
FIBER, FABRIC, AND MATERIALS INNOVATIONS
Moderator: Christina Rapa, W.L. Gore & Associates
2:15Effect of Novel Lightweight Material Innovations on the Physiological Comfort of Structural Firefighters
Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University
2:45 Drives Circular Economy in the Textile World through Branded Lyocell Fibers
Malvina Hoxha, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
3:15 Influence of Fiber Selection on Personal Microclimates and their Effects on Sleep Quality
Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated
3:45Conference Closes