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Global focus advances textiles and fibres

More than 350 fibre and textile scientists and engineers from academia and industry are gathered in Geelong, Victoria, this week to attend the 13th Asian Textile Conference.Asian Textile Conference logo

Co-hosted by Australia's TTNA and Deakin University on behalf of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA), the ATC-13 conference provides a platform for the exchange of information, ideas and recent advances as well as opportunities for global collaboration for the advancement of the textile industry.  The program features over 400 oral and poster presentations on a wide range of topics across all disciplines of fibre and textiles; in addition to a tour of Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials and Carbon Nexus and CSIRO’s Advanced Materials Manufacturing research facilities.

The conference themes include:

  • Fashion and clothing science
  • High performance fibres and composites
  • Future Fibres Symposium
  • Nanofibres and functional materials
  • Natural fibres
  • Technical textiles and nonwovens
  • Textile performance and evaluation
  • Textile processing and treatments

International delegates have come from 17 countries including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, the Middle East, Europe, Britain and the Americas. Among them are world leaders in the textile industry including:

  • Mr Sun Ruizhie, FAPTA President, Vice President of China National Textile and Apparel Council and President of China Textile Engineering Society
  • Professor Saeed Najar and Professor S. Hajir Bahrami, from Amirkabir University of Technology, Iran
  • Professor Takeshi Kikutani, President, The Society of Fiber Science and Technology (Japan)
  • Mr Arvind Sinha, National President, The Textile Association (India)
  • Mr K. D. Sanghvi, National Vice President, The Textile Association (India)
  • Mr Gong Jinli, Secretary General, China Textile Engineering Society
  • Professor Chang Whan Joo, Department of Organic Materials and Textile System Engineering at Chungnam National University, Korea
  • Professor Kunio Kimura, Okayama University, Japan
  • Professor Toshihiro Hirai, Faculty of Textile Science and Technology, Shinshu University, Japan
  • Dr Juan P Hinestroza, Director of the Textiles Nanotechnology Laboratory, Cornell University, USA
  • Professor Jinlian Hu, Institute of Textiles and Clothing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

The are joined by leading Australian textile researchers and industry luminaries such as:

  • Prof. Xungai Wang Co-Chair of the ATC-13 Organising Committee, Director, Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Director, Australian Future Fibres Research & Innovation Centre, Deakin University
  • Michael Gerakios, MD Metis Technologies and President of TTNA
  • Brendan Swifte, Managing Director of Geofabrics Australia
  • Dr Shaun Smith, Research Group Leader for CSIRO's Advanced Fibre Innovation Manufacturing
  • Stuart McCullough, CEO of Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)
  • Dr Martin Schlegel, Principal of Chemneera Consulting
  • Kerryn Caulfield, Executive Manager , TTNA
  • Professor Ronald Postle, Emeritus Professor of Textile Physics, School of Chemistry, University of New South Wales
  • Professor Rajiv Padhye, Associate Professor, Fashion and Textiles and Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials and Performance Textiles at RMIT University

The conference is supported by the Victorian State Government, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd (The Woolmark Company); RMIT University and the CSIRO. Exhibitors include RMIT, AWTA, Australian Wool Innovation Ltd, Alpaca Fleece Limited and North Carolina State University.

The ATC-13 publications  - Book of Abstracts and  Proceedings are published here ...

November 4, 2015