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AATCC hosting Textile Finishing Symposium

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AATCC is the world’s leading non-profit organization which provides quality control materials, test method development and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world.

AATCC Textile Finishing Symposium will be held in September, 2018 in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Finishing of yarns, fabrics and garments have advanced to wearers’ greater functionality and performance including comfort, flexibility and durability along with sustainability and ecofriendly production.

Topics and speakers from chemicals
Moisture Management for Cooling and Comfort—Timothy Skedzuhn, HeiQ; ZDHC Conformance for Gateway Entry—Chemical Module—Malinda Salter, Hohenstein; Leveraging Cosmetic Technology to Achieve Wash-Durable Cooling Effects on Textiles—Tastex Cool on Demand—René Hermse, Tanatex Chemicals BV; Product Chemical Integrity in the Advent of Radical Transparency—Kevin Myette, bluesign technologies ag.

Topics and speakers from fabrics
Testing Fabric Moisture Management Aspects to Enhance Comfort—Emiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University; Flame Retardant Coatings and Chemistries for Fabrics—Alex Morgan, University of Dayton; Lowering and Eliminating Formaldehyde in the Crosslinking of Cotton Fabrics—Matt Farrell, Cotton Incorporated; Total Odour Control: Controlling Permastink in Polyester Fabrics—Darrell Burnette, Sanitized.

Topics and speakers from textile
A Brand’s Perspective—Mike Abbott, HanesBrands Inc.; Plasma Treatment and Plasma Applications for Textiles—Carrie Cornelius, APJeT Inc.; An Overview of Flame Resistant Testing for Protective Clothing—Alex Hummel, UL LLC; Approaches to Offering Comfortable and Protective Outerwear—Mustafa Arifoglu, W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.; Adding Value and Performance via Garment Finishing—Mike Tyndall, Tyndall Textile Consulting, LLC; and Mechanical Surface Finishing—Len Farias, Dye Rite LLC. (GK)