Chemical Applications

The mission of the Chemical Applications interest group is to stimulate and expand the knowledge base of applying chemicals (preparation aids, colorants, finishes, polymers, etc.) to textile substrates. The group concentrates on the technologies, equipment, systems, and processes used, as well as testing the physical/mechanical properties of treated materials.

Officers

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Bert Truesdale, Chair 2021-2022

Peter Hauser, Member-at-Large 2021-2022

Members

  • Textile Chemical Researchers (academic and industrial)
  • Lab Personnel
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Dyeing and Finishing Professionals
  • Polymer Research Chemists
  • Textile Technologists
  • Product Development Engineers
  • Anyone interested in delivering better chemicals and application processes to the global textile community!

Areas of Interest

  • Enzyme desizing and scouring
  • Improving hydrophilic properties of textiles
  • Colorfastness and dimensional stability
  • Fluorescent whitening
  • Antimicrobial finishes
  • Digital textile printing
  • Waterproofing
  • Chemical modification of fiber and textile properties
  • Wet processing of high performance fibers
  • Genotoxicity in dye and pigment synthesis
  • Decolorization of dye bath wastewater
  • Energy savings in textile plants
  • Continuous improvement of dyeing and finishing operations

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