Tuesday, October 18
Testing Track and Textile Testing Essentials Certificate
(Sponsors: DAF, Fiti)
Automotive
Moderator Suzanne Dickerson, South Carolina Council on Competitiveness
(Sponsors: Coats, Wm. T. Burnett)
Materials & Business
(Sponsor: Applied DNA Sciences)
8 – 9 am
Fiber Testing, Dr. Jan Pegram Ballard, NCSU
8 – 9 am
Dr. -Ing. Joachim Starke, BMW
8 – 9 am
Panel Discussion: Navigating the EPA,
Paul Matthai, U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
9 – 10 am
Yarn Testing, Dr. Jan Pegram Ballard, NCSU
9 – 9:45 am
Market Relevant Performance, Sidney Locke, Sage Automotive Interiors
9 – 9:45 am
Water Repellency without Fluorine – Learning from Nature, Carlo Centonze, HeiQ
10 – 10:15 am
Break
9:45 – 10:30 am
Biobased Foams: The Next Generation Structural Lightweight Materials Enticing the Automotive Industry, Dr. Srikanth Pilla, Clemson University
9:45 – 10:30 am
New Advances in Fabric Performance: Omni-Repellency and Odor Removal, Cristy Benson and Paul Sander, UltraTech International, Inc
10-15 – 11:15 am
Fabric Testing, Dr. Jan Pegram Ballard, NCSU
10:30 – 11:15 am
Lightweighting of Automotive Trim Materials, Matt Williams, The Haartz Corporation
10:30 – 11:15 am
Compatibility of PurThread® Antimicrobial Textiles with Flame-Retardants, Chlorine Bleach, Peroxide, Fabric-softeners and Sulfite, David Reed, PurThread Technologies
11:15 am – 12 pm
Comfort Testing, Dr. Emiel A. DenHartog, NCSU
11:15 am – 12 pm
Nonwoven Battery Separators Change the Safety Paradigm for Lithium Ion Batteries, Brian Morin, Dreamweaver
11:15 am – 12 pm
The Science of Brand Integrity, Jim Krueger, International Antimicrobial Council
12 – 1:30 pm
Keynote Luncheon, Chuck Gallagher, Every Choice Has a Consequence
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Protective Testing, Dr. Emiel A. DenHartog, NCSU
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Nonwovens in Automotive, Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi/Dave Nelson, The Nonwovens Institute
1:30 – 2:15 pm
Process for Applying High Performance Conductive Coatings onto Fibers, Dr. Derek Hass, Directed Vapor Technologies, Inc.
2:15 – 3 pm
Standards for Wearable Electronics, Dr. Jesse Jur, NCSU
2:15 – 3 pm
The future of color management – technology first approach, Leah Perkins Coats
2:15 – 3 pm
Materials and Performance Testing of Fire Blocking Barrier Fabrics, Dr. Shonali Nazare, NIST
3:15 – 3:30 pm
Break
3:15 – 4 pm
Antimicrobial Textiles – How to Evaluate and What Can Go Wrong, Dave Klein, Thomson Research Associates
3:15 – 4 pm
Materials Designed for Safety, Jen Hanna, Innegra Technologies
3:15 – 4 pm
Heat transfer in textiles: using fundamental principles to design better products, Dr. David M. Anderson, Exponent
4 – 4:45 pm
Performance Testing for Activewear Products, Seemanta Mitra, Intertek
4 – 4:45 pm
Non-woven acoustical applications in automotive sector, Dr. Shashank Shekhar, Rando Machine Corporation
4 – 4:45 pm
High-performance carbon and oxide ceramic fibers, Dr. Michael Buchmeiser. DITF Denkendorf
4:45 – 5:30 pm
New functionalities require “thinking out of the box” testing to substantiate claims, Dr. Jan Beringer, Hohenstein Institute
4 – 5:30 pm
Taking the heat – thermal control of the automotive interior with phase change material (PCM), Dr. Barbara Pause, Textile Testing & Innovation
4 – 5:30 pm
Recycled Pyromex in Non-Wovens, Judy Johnson, Toho Tenax
5:30- 7 pm Advanced Textiles Reception and Student Design Award
Presenting Sponsor: FITI Testing and Research Institute
Bar Sponsor: Applied DNA Sciences
Wednesday, October 19

Testing Track and Textile Testing Essentials Certificate
(Sponsors: DAF, Fiti)
Intro to Testing Certificate
Group 1
Business Education Advanced Textiles
Show Floor
8 – 10 am
How to Incorporate Testing into the New Product Development Process, Dr. Jesse Jur, NCSU, Engineering Design
8 – 10 am
Intro to Testing, Group 1, Dr. Emiel A. DenHartog, NCSU
8 – 8:45 am
U.S. Department of Commerce, Safety and Protective Clothing: Where function meets aesthetics, Mary Lynn Landgraf, OTEXA
8:45 – 9:30 am
Overview of U.S. International Trade Laws, Jeffrey Gerrish
9:30 – 10:15 am
Knock-Offs and Patents: Are You Walking the Innovation Talk?, Jack Hickes and David Crowe, Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice
10 – 11 am
Wednesday Opening Session, IFAI Annual Meeting,
Keynote: Grit to Great, Linda Kaplan Thaler
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate, Exhibitor Lab Time1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate; Open Lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, videos
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Intro to Testing Certificate; Exhibitor Lab Time1:30 pm – 5:30 pm 
Intro to Testing Certificate; Open Lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, videos
11:15 am – 5:30 pm
Campfire Sessions
On Showfloor
11 am – 5:30 pm
Testing Demo Zone, Advanced Textiles Lounge (Presented by Jomar Softcorp), Headshot Lounge (Presented by Velcro), NCSU Interactive Wearables Display, Nonwovens Institute Interactive, Student Posters
5:30- 7 pm
Opening Reception at NASCAR Hall of Fame,
Food and Beverage Sponsor: Herculite
Thursday, October 20
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate
(Sponsors: DAF, Fiti)
Intro to Testing Certificate
Group 2
Campfire Sessions Advanced Textiles
8 – 10 am
Intro to Testing, Dr. Emiel A. DenHartog, NCSU
9:30 am – 11 am
Thursday Opening Session, Awards, Keynote: Creating Magical Customer Experiences, Dennis Snow – Disney, Customer Service
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate optional Exhibitor Lab Time
11:00 am – 1:30 pm Intro to Testing Exhibitor Lab Time 11:00 am – 5:30 pm Testing Demo Zone, Advanced Textiles Lounge (Presented by Jomar Softcorp), Headshot Lounge (Presented by Velcro), NCSU Interactive Wearables Display, Nonwovens Institute Interactive, Student Posters
1:30 – 5:30 pm Textile Testing Essentials Certificate; optional Open Lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, videos 1:30 – 5:30 pm
Intro to Testing Certificate; Open Lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, videos
11:15 am – 5:30 pm
Campfire Sessions
On Showfloor
5:30 – 7 pm
Young Professionals Happy Hour, Westin Hotel, SoCo Bar
Sponsor: HDM, Inc. Superfabric
Friday, October 21
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate
(Sponsors: DAF, Fiti)
Intro to Testing Certificate Campfire Sessions Advanced Textiles
9:30 am – 10:30 am Textile Testing Essentials Certificate; Optional Exhibitor Lab Time 9:30 am – 10:30 am Intro to Testing Certificate; Optional Exhibitor Lab Time 9:30 am – 11:15 am Campfire Sessions
On Showfloor
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 am – 5:30 pm Testing Demo Zone, Advanced Textiles Lounge (Presented by Jomar Softcorp), Headshot Lounge (Presented by Velcro), NCSU Interactive Wearables Display, Nonwovens Institute Interactive, Student Posters

10:30 am – 12 pm
Textile Testing Essentials Certificate; Optional Open Lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, vieos
10:30 am – 12 pm Intro to Testing Certificate; Optional open lab Time; Self Paced NCSU demos, IAC, videos
 

11:30 am – 1 pm Free Lunch Friday!