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AATCC Holds 2011 International Conference in Charleston, S.C., USA
[February 20, 2011]

AATCC Holds 2011 International Conference in Charleston, S.C., USA

(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 7 -- The American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists issued the following news release: AATCC's 2011 International Conference will return to the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., USA, March 22-24. The conference will feature three educational tracks which mirror the Association's interest groups: Chemical Applications, Concept 2 Consumer (C2C), and Materials. Also featured will be the Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Student Paper Competition, poster session covering all areas of textile and materials research, a student Textile Bowl, tabletop exhibits, Welcoming Reception and Awards Luncheon.

The Chemical Applications track will address coloration/dyeing, wet processing, and sustainability.

. Increasing Dyehouse Efficiency with On-line Dyebath Monitoring--A Practical Perspective; Markus Bersinger, Mathias USA Inc.

. Flame and Thermal Test Methods Used to Characterize Textile Materials; Peggy Auerbach, Natick RD&E Center . Comparison of Two Reference Methods for Determining Cotton Fiber Moisture; James Rodgers, Southern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA . Innovative Use of Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry to Analyze the Effectiveness of Enzymatic Treatments on Cotton Fabrics; Susan S. Wilson, University of Georgia . Low Wet Pickup Dyeing Using a Chemical Foam Application; Leonard T. Farias, Cotton Incorporated . Systematic Approaches to Environmentally Friendly Azo Dyes; Harold Freeman, North Carolina State University . A Quantum Leap in Dyeing Technology--Minimum Water, Maximum Quality; Michael Cheek, Huntsman . The Impact of Best Practices for Textile Wastewater Minimization and Abatement on Economic Competitiveness; Gilbert O'Neal, Institute of Textile Technology . Application of Low Level, Uniform Ultrasound Field for Acceleration of Enzymatic Bio-processing of Cotton; Brian Condon, Southern Regional Research Center, ARS, USDA . Durable Antimicrobial Copolymers for Textile Fibers Based on Modified Polyethylenimines; Vikram P. Dhende, University of Georgia . Durable Plasma-induced Graft Polymerization of C6-Fluorocarbon and Silicone Monomers on Nonwoven Substrates for Fuel Filtration Applications; Maryam Mazloumpour, North Carolina State University . Odor Control Textiles: Is "Antimicrobial" Enough?; Jeffrey Trogolo, Agion Technologies Sessions in the C2C track will include color communication, design development and merchandising, quality matters, and innovations.

. Minimum Fuss, Maximum Organization: Optimizing Color Managed Print Processing in Design for High Volume Output; Donald Beck, Lectra . A Systematic Approach to Product Development and Quality Management; Doug Bynum, Natific Ag . Plaids, Prints, Paper, and Plastic: Matching the Designer Selected Fabric Standard; John Darsey, Color Solutions International . Using Color Measurement and Communication Tools Effectively--The Difference between "Data" and "Information"; Ann C. Laidlaw, X-Rite Inc.

. Top Trends in Visual Merchandising of Apparel Products; Janace Bubonia, Texas Christian University . US Army Multicam Integration into Battlefield Uniforms; Jeffrey Myhre, US Army . Technical Textiles & Sports Materials for the Baby Boomer Active Wear Market Helps Educate Future Designers and Product Developers; Phyllis Borcherding, University of Cincinnati . Comparison of Thermal Resistance Between Two Garment Designs Driven by Material Characteristics Using a Thermal Manikin; Janet Brady, Philadelphia University . AATCC Products that Help Deliver Right Product at the Right Time, Without Words You Don't Want To Hear; Mary Brannon, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and Heidi Woodacre, Springfield LLC . AATCC Proficiency Programs--Snapshots of the First Decade; Chris Leonard, AATCC . Advances in UV Protective Clothing Offer an Affordable Route to Skin Cancer Prevention; Radhakrishnaiah Parachuru, Georgia Institute of Technology . Performance Finishes: Consumers' Expectations Versus Retail Reality; Kim Kitchings, Cotton Incorporated . Quantifying the Carbon Footprint of a Sustainable T-shirt; Chris Binnicker, Anvil Knitwear Inc.

. Making Recycled Fibers Traceable, Transparent, and Certifiably Sustainable; Terry Turner, Unifi Inc.

. Wanted: Green Wardrobe Planners; Loretta Crippen, University of Arkansas . New Wet Finishing Tools for Denim; Chuck Stewart, Tumbling Colors The Materials track will focus on electronic/optoelectronic fibrous materials, technical textiles, fiber surface modifications, and innovative technologies.

. Ionically Conducting Hydrogel Strain Sensors on Textiles for Proprioception; Paul Calvert, University of Massachusetts . From Dyestuffs to Quantum Dots for Coloration and Sensor Technology in "Smart Textile" Applications; Richard V. Gregory, Old Dominion University . Printed Organic Rectifying Diodes: Issues, Interfaces, and Applications; Donald Lupo, Tampere University of Technology, Finland . iCon Textile Compatible Conductor Yarns for Wearable Electronics; Rathna Perera, EY Technologies . Static Generation and Dissipation on Polymer Surfaces; Tom Theyson, TensTech Inc.

. A Novel Method for Detecting Surface Defects in Virgin Polyester Implants; Mashiur Rahman, University of Manitoba, Canada . Biodegradation of ?-sterilized Polypropylene Nonwovens; Brandi Keene, North Carolina State University . Novel Anti-flammable Nanocoatings for Textiles; Jaime C. Grunlan, Texas A&M University . Textile Applications of Nanoscopic Coatings via Microwave Technology; Steve Ribich, Alexium . Nanofiber-Cotton Fabrics--New Developments; Seshadri S. Ramkumar, Texas Tech University . Protein Fiber Powders and Their New Applications; Xungai Wang, Deakin University, Australia . Thin, Conformal, High-Performance Electronics; Jeffrey D. Carbeck, MC10 Inc.

. Development of Novel Synthetic Turf Infill Materials; Richard Harper, Georgia Institute of Technology . Structure-Property Relationships for Polymers Modified by Processing with Cyclodextrins; Ramakrishnan Krishnaswamy, North Carolina State University . Application of Topical Flame Resist Finishes; J. M. Taylor, Lenzing AG AATCC's 2010 recipient of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievements in the field of textile chemistry is Dr. Ian R. Hardin, University of Georgia. Hardin will present a paper titled, "The Organic Ties between Biology and Textile Chemistry: Fungi, Enzymes and Green Chemistry." Register prior to February 22 to save US$50! Register online at

Group rates of US$149 per night have been secured at the Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, S.C., USA. Call the hotel at +1 843 722 0600 or +1 877 756 2121 and mention the AATCC Conference to make reservations. Reservations must be made by 5:00 p.m. (EST) on February 18, 2011 to ensure room availability.

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