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AATCC to hold Global Conference & Exhibition in Mumbai
Nov '09
AATCC's inaugural Global Conference and Exhibition will be held January 28-30 at the Bombay Textile Research Association in Mumbai, India. The event will provide an excellent opportunity for industry interaction among textile management, technical personnel, researchers, and academics.

The theme for the conference is Emerging Trends in Textile Processing for a Sustainable Future. Session topics include color, dyeing, finishing, printing, plasma technology, sustainable development, biotechnology, and eco-friendly aspects of textile and garment production.

Presentations include:
- Using Color Measurement & Communication Tools Effectively, Ann Laidlaw, X-Rite Inc.
- Advances in Technology for Current and Future Development in Textile Colorants, V. R. Kanetkar, Institute of Chemical Technology.
- Technologies for Sustainable Dyeing of Cotton, R. Michael Tyndall, Cotton Incorporated.
- Dyeing Synthetics: Problems We Have Solved and Problems that Remain, Martin Bide, University of Rhode Island.
- Nanotechnology and Nano-finishes for Textiles, Prabodh Chobe, BASF India.
- Digital Textile Printing: The Greener Footprint for Modern, Colorful Fabrics, Frank Berninger, DyStar GmbH & Co. Deutschland KG.
- High Value Textiles via Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Finishing, Peter Hauser, North Carolina State University.
- Plasma Application in the Textile Industry, Chiara Pavan, GRINP Europe.
- Understanding the Impact of Environmental Legislation on Sustainable Textile Development, Dileep Wakankar, Clariant Chemicals India Ltd.
- Green Flame Retardant Cotton Highlofts for Mattresses and Upholstered Furniture, D.V. Parikh, US Department of Agriculture-ARS-SRRC.
- Testing for Antimicrobial Properties: Scientific Evaluations, Claims Validation, Plant Application, Qualification and QC Testing, W. Curtis White, AEGIS Environments.
- Bio-solutions to Improve Sustainability, Han Kuilderd, Novozymes.
- Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Carbon Credits in the Textile Industry, Prasad Jakkaraju, TÜV Nord.
- Carbon Footprinting of Textiles—A Strategy towards Increasing Competitiveness, Catalyzing Innovation and Developing Niche Markets, Prasad Modak, Environmental Management Centre.
- A special networking dinner on the evening of January 28 will bring together the conference speakers and delegates, as well as some senior industry dignitaries.

The exhibition will provide an excellent platform for interacting with potential and existing customers. Exhibits will include dyes and chemicals, textile processing, color science and communication, testing services and products, and processing machinery.

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