Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Nestor Knoepfler wins AATCC's Millson Award
Nestor Knoepfler wins AATCC's Millson Award
03
May '10
Nestor Beyer Knoepfler
Nestor Beyer Knoepfler
AATCC has named Nestor Beyer Knoepfler as the posthumous recipient of the Henry E. Millson Award for Invention for his work on developing flame retardant treatment of cotton batting.

The award recognizes outstanding contributions to textile technology. Knoepfler's colleagues will receive the award in his name at an Awards Luncheon on May 19, during the Association's 2010 International Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta, Ga. , USA.

Knoepfler worked for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Southern Regional Research Center (SRRC) and was head of cotton products investigations at USDA's engineering and development laboratory. He and his colleagues at USDA SRRC developed and patented a smolder resistance treatment for cotton-containing textiles. He discovered process that gave cotton and cotton-containing fabrics resistance to cigarette ignition. The process used conventional textiles and low energy equipment, saving time and money. Before the development of smolder-resistant fabrics and batting for upholstery, many people lost their lives to upholstery fires started by smoldering cigarettes.

AATCC named the Millson Award for Invention for Henry E. Millson, a noted inventor who was head of dyes research for American Cyanamid. Millson, the 1958 recipient of AATCC's Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, endowed the Millson Award in 1979 with the stipulation that he never be considered a candidate. After agreeing to that condition, the Association promptly named the award in his honor.

AATCC's 2010 International Conference will be co-located with ATME-I MEGATEX 2010, which will run concurrently with Techtextil North America and SPESA Expo as part of the Textile and Sewn Products Industry Week May 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) in Atlanta. AATCC's conference theme is “Innovation and Sustainability Bring New Life to Textiles.”

American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC)

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

GST rollout from July 1; states to control small taxpayers

The Centre and states have reached a consensus on the issue of dual...

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

Reliance Industries net increases 3.6% in Q3FY17

In the three months ended December 31, 2016, India’s biggest private...

Courtesy: Carnegie Fabrics

Textiles | On 17th Jan 2017

Calera Capital acquires majority stake in Carnegie Fabrics

Private equity firm Calera Capital has bought a majority stake in...

Interviews View All

Neel Sawhney
One Friday

‘The share of kidswear segment in the online sector is still small in...

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Claudia Kersten
Global Organic Textile Standard

‘GOTS is a very efficient supply chain management tool, especially for...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
January 2017

January 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search