Texas Tech University to host textile meet next month

The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University is planning to host the 6th annual international conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Non-wovens and Technical Textiles, (ATNT) 2009 at the Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, between December 7 and 9.

The conference will feature papers from natural fibres to fashion design and non-wovens to technical textiles and is expected to attract more than 250 people from around the globe, said the Organising Secretary and Associate Professor (Non-woven) at TIEHH, Mr Seshadri Ramkumar.

Stating that such conferences would seek to enhance professional interaction, enable future collaboration and improve business opportunities in fibre and textile disciplines, he said “more than 90 abstracts from different parts of the globe have been received till date. We are expecting experts from the US and the UK, Turkey, the Czech Republic, China and other nations to attend the event.”

The conference is being supported by the Plains Cotton Growers, the Association of the Non-wovens Fabrics Industry, the Industrial Fabrics Association International, Non-woven Engineers and Technologists division of TAPPI (all from the US), apart from the Southern India Mills Association, the Tirupur Exporters Association and the Society of Dyers and Colourists from India and the UK-headquartered Textile Institute.

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