Visit the Testing Demo Zone on the show floor to interact with experts and see the latest equipment. You’ll find live demonstrations and videos designed to create a better understanding of testing, current research, product development and product claims. Testing education and Q&A sessions in the Testing Demo Zone (booth A149) are open to all as part of the IFAI Expo Testing Program.

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Wednesday, September 27
11am-5:30pm
Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations right on the show floor.
11:15am – 12:45pm

Presented by: Dr. Emiel DenHartog, Associate Professor, Co-Director Textile Protection and Comfort Center, NCSU, College of Textiles

This seminar is offered twice; Wednesday and Thursday in the Testing Demo Zone.

Regardless of where you are in the supply chain, you need to know how your textile product will perform for your customer. This seminar is designed to help you understand the basics of textile testing so that you can better inform your customers and promote your product. This informal seminar includes opportunities for participants to ask questions from textile experts and will help you to:

  • understand what textile test methods are and whether they apply to your product
  • determine the difference between standard and non-standard testing
  • identify performance specifications and how they can help to define your product
  • identify resources for your textile testing questions
2-2:15pm
3-3:15pm
Answered by: John Crocker, Business Development Manager, SDL Atlas

Opportunity to ask questions about textile testing for the automotive market.

4-4:15pm
5-5:15pm
Answered by: Robert Bona, General Manager, Advantech

Opportunity to ask questions about textile testing for the military market.

Thursday, September 28
11am-5:30pm
Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations right on the show floor.
11:15am – 12:45pm

Presented by: Diana Wyman, Technical Director, AATCC

This seminar is offered twice; Wednesday and Thursday in the Testing Demo Zone.

Regardless of where you are in the supply chain, you need to know how your textile product will perform for your customer. This seminar is designed to help you understand the basics of textile testing so that you can better inform your customers and promote your product. This informal seminar includes opportunities for participants to ask questions from textile experts and will help you to:

  • understand what textile test methods are and whether they apply to your product
  • determine the difference between standard and non-standard testing
  • identify performance specifications and how they can help to define your product
  • dentify resources for your textile testing questions

Earn an Intro to Testing Certificate by adding lab time to this seminar as part of the Testing Program.

2-2:15pm

Answered by Dr. Thomas Leucht, CEO, Application Lab Weber & Leucht; Dr. Emiel DenHartog, Associate Professor, Co-Director Textile Protection and Comfort Center, NCSU, College of Textiles

Opportunity to ask questions about protective textiles testing.

3-3:15pm
4-4:15pm
5-5:15pm
Answered by: Keith Hoover, CEO, ​Black Swan Textiles LLC

Opportunity to ask questions about textile color testing.

Friday, September 29
9am-2pm
Interact with testing experts through live and video demonstrations right on the show floor.
10 – 10:15am
Answered by: Jill Kirby, Lab Manager, Arcwear

Opportunity to ask questions about arc flash testing.

11 – 11:15am
Opportunity to ask questions about nonwovens testing.

Answered by: Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Associate Dean for Industry Research and Extension, William A. Klopman Distinguished Professor, Executive Director, The Nonwovens Institute

noon – 12:15pm
Answered by: Dr. Gina Sloan, Director, Innnovations, Microban

Opportunity to ask questions about antimicrobials testing.

 

IFAI Disclaimer: Although every reasonable effort is made to provide the speakers, topics, and sessions listed, some changes or substitutions may occur. Speakers and sessions are subject to cancellation or change up to and including the day the session(s) are scheduled to be held. Changes or cancellations are made at the discretion of IFAI and may be done without notifying attendees. If sessions are changed or cancelled no refunds should be expected. Agreement to attend the IFAI Expo acknowledges acceptance of this provision.