The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University
in Lubbock, Texas, and Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India, will
co-host The International Conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwoven
and Technical Textiles-(ATNT) 2007.
Organizers are accepting abstracts from experts who wish to speak at the event, held
June 18-20 in Coimbatore.
"This international meet showcases collaboration in the textile world between India
and the United States," said Seshadri Ramkumar, organizing secretary and an assistant
professor at TIEHH. "This conference has received worldwide support with industry
and academic leaders from many countries such as the United Kingdom, USA, Germany,
Australia and Japan, just to name a few, that are part of the international technical
Topics for prospective speakers include advances in spinning, weaving and knitting,
nonwoven processes and applications, medical and technical textiles, defense textiles,
decontamination and protection technology, advances in natural and synthetic polymers,
composites processing and applications, nanotechnology and nanomaterials, smart and
wearable electronic textiles, development and research in coloration and finishing,
garment processing and apparel fashion trends, fiber and textile economics and marketing,
textile trade and globalization in textile and fiber industry.
"Experts have predicted the world’s population growth will soon lead to an explosion
of textile material usage in a wide range of applications," Ramkumar said. "This environment
makes the exchange of information crucial between members of the global textile arena."
The organizing committee includes N. Mahalingam, chairman at Kumaraguru College of
Technology, K. Arumugam, professor and correspondent at Kumaraguru College of Technology,
and Ronald Kendall, director of TIEHH at Texas Tech.
The conference is sponsored by INDA–Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry,
AATCC-American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, Bayer CropScience –Certified
FiberMax Cotton, Delta and Pine Land Company and the Lubbock Economic Development
• April 27 – Last day to receive abstracts.
• May 4 – Notification of paper acceptance.
• May 27 – Last day to submit full text.
For registration forms, fees and more information on the conference, visit www.atnt2007.com
CONTACT: Seshadri Ramkumar, organizing secretary and assistant professor, The Institute
of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-0228, cell (806)