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Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics to be held in October
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Jun '08
What do NASCAR drivers need more than speed and skill? Fire and heat protection. Textiles designed to withstand extreme high-temperature environments will be the focus of the 6th International Conference on Safety & Protective Fabrics, held Oct. 20-21 at IFAI Expo 2008, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

During the 1.5-day Safety conference program, presentations will allow designers, engineers and manufacturers to examine high-performance material developments and the latest research and testing measurements that ensure consumer safety.

Safety Conference presentations:
• Comfort Aspects of Thermal Protection, Prof. Roger Barker PhD, N.C. State University College of Textiles
• Standard Methods for Measuring Heat Transfer Properties, Prof. Elizabeth McCullough, Ph.D., Kansas State University
• Thermal Protection in Multi-Layer Garments, Dr. Richard Young, Senior Research Chemist, DuPont Personal Protection
• Features, Applications & Testing of Aluminized Fabrics, Lou Ott, Gentex Corp.
• Flame & Thermal Test Capabilities for Military Protective Materials, Carole Winterhalter, U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research
• Fire Shelter for Wildland Fire Fighters - History and Development, Tony Petrilli, U.S. Forest Service
• New Developments in Spunlace Materials for Protective Apparel, Stuart Smith, Norafin (Americas) Inc.
• International Standards for Flame and Arc Thermal Resistant Fabrics, Hugh Hoaglund, Hoagland Consulting

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