RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., USA —AATCC, in conjunction with North Carolina State University’s College of Textiles and T-PACC (Textile Protection and Comfort Center), is conducting a symposium entitled “Moisture Management: Enhancing Product Performance from Absorbency to Repellency” on October 8-9 at the College of Textiles at NCSU in Raleigh, NC, USA.
The program will focus on all aspects of moisture management from absorbency to resistance. Merchandisers and brands will be present and discuss the commercial importance of moisture transport and repellency and their performance expectations and requirements. Other presentations will focus on routes to moisture management via fibers and chemistries, human physiology aspects of moisture management, applicable test methods, and consumer research and preferences. Participants will have an opportunity to tour the labs at NCSU and see the moisture management testing apparatus.
Confirmed presentations include:
• Moisture Management and Athletic Performance—Thomas White, Under Armour
• Staying Dry in a Wet World: How Water Repellency and Resistance can offer a Competitive Advantage in the Marketplace—Bradley McIlrath, Sports Authority
• Comfort through Intelligently Designed Synthetic Fibers—Bradley Seese, Poole Company/Fiber & Yarn Products Inc.
• Moisture Management Technology for Cotton Fabrics—Ken Greeson, Cotton Incorporated
• Adaptive Moisture Management for Cooling and Comfort—Timothy J. Skedzuhn, HeiQ Materials AG
• Polymer Coatings for Enhanced Cooling and Moisture Management of Textiles—Richard Blackwell, Kraton Polymers
• Moisture Management Concepts—Michael Grigat, Rudolf Chemie
• Consumers’ Expectations for Moisture Management Garments—Justin R. Coates, Cotton Incorporated
• Absorbency, Moisture Management, and Thermal Comfort Testing: A Discussion of Current Methods—John Crocker, SDL Atlas LLC & Roger Barker, North Carolina State University, T-PACC
• An Overview of Application and Relevance of Moisture Management and its Test Methods in Practice—Emiel DenHartog, North Carolina State University, T-PACC
• Where Did All the Water Go? Wetting, Wicking, Repellency One Drop at a Time— Stephen Michielsen, North Carolina State University
• Fluoro- or Fluorine Free DWR – What are the Options, and What Do I Really Need?—Geoffrey Gettliffe, Archroma
• Waterproof Breathable Membranes: How Can They be Waterproof and Breathable?—Steve Simonson, International Textile Group Inc.
• Designing & Assessing Omniphobic Treated Textiles for Self-cleaning and Enhanced CB Protective Clothing—Quoc Truong, US Army Natick Soldier RD&E Center
• Testing for Water Repellency, Resistance and Proof—Diana Wyman, AATCC
• Delivering the Comfort and Performance your Customers Demand: Evaluating Garments for Recommended End Use—John Crocker, SDL Atlas LLC
For additional information, including registration and accommodations, visit the AATCC website page for this event.