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AATCC holds 2011 International Conference in Charleston
Feb '11
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists - 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

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