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Come Join ORCO at the AATCC International Convention

Once again, ORCO is making a Big Splash at the AATCC International Convention, April 9-11 at the Sheraton Convention Center, Ft. Worth, Texas. Come join us at the SPLASH in the Exhibition Area before and after the Technical Papers to see how ORCO’s 70 years of Textile Color Expertise can address your colorant needs.

Be sure also to join us for the ORCO Sponsored Awards Luncheon on Thursday, April 11, which will feature the presentation of the Olney Medal for outstanding achievement in textile chemistry, the Harold C. Chapin Award for service to AATCC and many other award categories.

Full information on the Awards and Program Highlights can be downloaded HERE.

ORCO is also sponsoring the Thursday morning Technical Session: Technology and Process Innovation (see the list of presenters below)

Come and join ORCO Sales Manager Barry Brady as he moderates this important session on innovative process and technology developments.

We look forward to seeing all of you at the show and at our SPLASH of Color!

(Bookmark this page for quick reference during the convention)

TUESDAY, APRIL 9, 2019

12:30 Registration Opens
2:00 Keynote Presentation
Building the Future Innovation Ecosystem through Collaboration
Trey Bowles, Cofounder and Executive Chairman of the Dallas Entrepreneur Center

MADE IN THE USA

Moderator: Andrew Fraser, InMocean Group LLC
3:00 Stitch Texas: Apparel Development and Production in the USA—Kristopher Robin Stevens,
Stitch Texas
3:30 Break
3:45 Manufacturing in the USA—Wesley Horne, Hornwood Inc.
4:15 Everest USA Scaling New Heights—Courtney Cruzan, Everest Textile USA LLC
4:45 – 6:00 Herman and Myrtle Goldstein Graduate Student Paper Competition—Moderator: Kanti Jasani, Performance & Technical Textile Consulting
6:00 – 8:00 Welcoming Reception (exhibit area)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10, 2019

7:15 Registration Opens
7:30 – 8:45 Continental Breakfast (exhibit area)

ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES AND PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE

Moderator: Bert Truesdale, TenCate Protective Fabrics
9:00 Higg MSI and Product Module—A New Tool for Material Selection and Environmental Assessment—Michele L. Wallace, Cotton Incorporated
9:30 Visibility and Collective Action: Textiles’ New Narrative—Jessica Kosak,
The Sustainability Consortium
10:00 California Proposition 65—The Wild, Wild West—Louann Spirito, SGS Consumer and Retail Services
10:30 Break
10:45 Microfibers and the Textile Industry: A Status Report—Ned Cochrane, Mount Vernon Mills,
Chair NCTO’s Microfibers Committee
11:15 Water Risks Influencing the Future of the Textile and Apparel Industry—Jacqueline E. Sewell,
North Carolina State University
11:45 Lunch (included with registration)
1:15 Sustainability and Performance Today: Water-free Dyeing and PFC-free, Water-free DWR Finishing—Gary Selwyn, Green Theme Technologies Inc.
1:45 The Key Drivers and Impacts of the Chinese Government Regulatory Actions on the Textile Supply Chain—Ron Pedemonte, DyStar LP

PRODUCT DESIGN AND SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES

Moderator: Harrie Schoots, Ascend Performance Materials LLC
2:15 Comparison of LED Lighting Adopted by Retailers to Typical LED Spectra Adopted by the CIE Roland L. Connelly Sr., RoLyn Group Color Consultants
2:45 Working with Designers to Understand Feasibility—Christy Velez-Douglas, JCPenney
3:15 Break
3:30 Lands’ End Universal Collection of Adaptive Clothing—Cathy Mays, Lands’ End
4:00 Retail’s Apocalypse or a New Dawn?—Tony R. Anzovino, Haggar Clothing Co.
4:30 Delivering Confidence in Color Lifecycle Management—Speaker from Datacolor
5:10 Textile Bowl
5:45 Poster Presenters at their Posters
5:45 – 7:15 Reception (exhibit area)

THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 2019

8:00 Registration Opens
8:15 Olney Medal Address: Putting Invention into Practice—Conversion of the North American Denim Dyer to a New Form of Indigo—Howard Malpass, Denim Dyeing Technical Service LLC

TECHNOLOGY AND PROCESS INNOVATION
Moderator: Barry Brady, Organic Dyes & Pigments LLC 
9:00 Waterless Dyeing of Denim: Real World Experiences and Learnings throughout the Introduction and Scale-Up—Presenter from Pulcra Chemicals
9:30 Insect Repellent Textiles and Apparel Value-Added Products for Today’s Savvy Consumers Don Alexander, Anovotek LLC
10:00 The Future of Cool: Advances in Cooling Technologies for Fabric—Apurba Banerjee, brrr° Inc.
10:30 Break
10:45 Intelligent Drapable Circuitry Design: A Philosophy for Scalable Electronic Textile Development Madison Maxey, LOOMIA Technologies Inc.
11:15 Challenges and Learnings on the Apparel Fabric Development Journey—Vikram Sharma, Honeywell Inc.
12:00 Awards Luncheon Sponsored by Organic Dyes and Pigments LLC 

 

FIBER, FABRIC, AND MATERIALS INNOVATIONS

Moderator: Christina Rapa, W.L. Gore & Associates
2:15 Effect of Novel Lightweight Material Innovations on the Physiological Comfort of Structural Firefighters—Meredith McQuerry, Florida State University
2:45 Lenzing Drives Circular Economy in the Textile World through Branded Lyocell Fibers Malvina Hoxha, Lenzing Fibers Inc.
3:15 Influence of Fiber Selection on Personal Microclimates and their Effects on Sleep Quality Renuka Dhandapani, Cotton Incorporated
3:45 Conference Closes

We look forward to seeing you during the Convention. Don’t forget to bookmark this page in your phone so your agenda is always at your fingertips!