Texas Tech University to Host World Meet on Advances in Fibers and Textiles Industry this June in India

World meet focuses on advances in textiles, nonwoven and technical textiles at Kumaraguru College of Technology in Coimbatore, India.

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 committee."

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 Alliance.

Important dates:
• 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) 445-1925, s.ramkumar@ttu.edu