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AATCC announces speakers for upcoming conference

Aug '19
AATCC has announced speakers for upcoming conference 'Antibacterial & Odour Control: Marketing & Technology Advancements' focusing on key aspects of antibacterial & odour control textile industry. The sessions will focus on regulations, consumer marketing claims, technologies to reduce pathogenic bacteria on medical textiles and odour control chemistries.

The final two sessions will tackle the testing front. One will explore the current state of odour control efficacy testing and the tremendous task of determining which chemistries work and which do not. In the last session, members of AATCC Committee RA75, Evaluation of Materials and Products for End Use Performance, will present the results of an industry-wide survey designed to capture the state-of-knowledge and the state-of-technology (particularly in testing) in the antibacterial/odour control and textile industries and host a forum for discussion, said AATCC in a press release.

Confirmed presentations and speakers include:  Federal Regulation of Treated Articles by John Hebert of EPA; Marketing Impacts EPA Registration/Testing Requirements: Are You Stepping Over the Line by Rhonda Jones of Scientific & Regulatory Consultants Inc; Antimicrobial Effectiveness Testing of Solid Wound Dressings Combined with Drugs by Brandon Kitchel of FDA; Biologically Derived Antimicrobials for Textile Applications by Avni Argun of Giner Inc; Combating Candida auris: A Global Fungal Threat to Vulnerable Patients by Jillian Vocke of Medline Industries; Role of Antimicrobial Textile in Fight Against Hospital Acquired Infection (HAI) by Shazia Siddiqui of NAMSA; Moving Cotton into the 21st century: Antimicrobial Textiles by Jasmine Cox of Gaston College; Reducing Water Use and the Carbon Footprint of Textile Maintenance Through Odour Control by Kim Krueger of International Antimicrobial Council; A Green Wardrobe: Communicating A Sustainability Message at Retail by speaker from Blink; Sustainability Beyond Manufacturing & Logistics by Rick Basinger of 1888 Mills; Global Antimicrobial and Anti-Odour Performance Testing Standards by Robert Monticello of International Antimicrobial Council;                             

Body Odour and Clothing—Is Your Product Ready for the Fight? by Ben Mead of Hohenstein Group; Odour in Textiles—Understanding the Whole Picture from a Testing Perspective by R Bryan Ormond of North Carolina State University, Wilson College of Textiles; Sensory Evaluation Methods for Measurement of Odour Reduction in Textiles by Michael McGinley of St Croix Sensory Inc; The Highs and Lows of Using Human Subjects in the Assessment of Textile Odour by Rachel McQueen of University of Alberta.

AATCC is the world's leading not-for-profit association serving textile professionals since 1921. AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, US, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world. (PC)

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