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International Conference to take place in Mumbai, India



Published April 9, 2013
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AATCC, USA has partnered with Bangalore-India based TecniTex Nonwovens Pvt. Ltd., to conduct a major international conference titled, “Advances in Fibers, Finishes, Technical Textiles and Nonwovens (AFFTTN),” and will be held October 1-2, 2013 in Mumbai, India. This international conference will focus on emerging themes such as: Technical Textiles; Nonwovens & Composites; Functional Finishes; Sustainability across the Textile Supply Chain; Advancements in Fiber to Fashion; and Testing and Quality Control.

The conference will provide an interactive platform for industry, trade associations, academia, policy makers and research institutes across the globe to deliberate on cutting-edge research and share market information. In addition to the oral presentations tabletop exhibits and poster presentations will be showcased during the conference.

Dr. Peter J. Hauser, AATCC president, and Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, chairman of AATCC’s materials interest group, are serving as co-chairmen of this conference. Mr. Mallyah Marimuthu, executive director of TecniTex Nonwovens will serve as the conference coordinator.

Mumbai is the financial capital of India and a major industrial and trade center. India’s textile industry is a major player in global textile exports. The government of India is providing a major thrust to boost the value-added and technical textiles sector by implementing a National Mission on Technical Textiles. AATCC will hold this international conference in India due to its growing importance and strategic strength in the textile sector.

“AATCC is pleased to join with TecniTex Nonwovens in presenting this international conference. The textile supply chain is truly global in scope and the conference offers an exciting opportunity for textile professionals to network with suppliers and customers from around the world," says Hauser.

“This international conference will provide new marketing opportunities for international players and hopefully will lead to joint ventures and investment opportunities for multi-national companies in India, as India is an emerging economy with sound governance," says Ramkumar.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations are invited from industry, academia and research institutes around the globe. Abstracts should be limited to 250 words and submitted no later than May 15 to Peggy Pickett at pickettp@aatcc.org or faxed to +1-919-549-8933.

The conference will provide ample sponsorship opportunities for the industry to showcase its products and enhance its global image by way of tabletop exhibits, advertisements, etc.

For more information on the conference, please contact Peggy Pickett, AATCC, +1-919-549-3533.