The cotton city of India, Coimbatore, hosted the first international technical conference on "Advanced in Fibrous Materials, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles from August 7-9, 2006. The conference was the first collaboration between the SSM College of Engineering, India and Texas Tech University. The conference received good support from the Government of India and local industries. The conference included 12 sessions including a keynote lecture, invited paper session, nine parallel sessions and a poster session. The keynote lecture was about the prospects for the Nonwovens Industry in Key Global Markets. Its purpose was to educate Indian entrepreneurs about the potential of nonwoven industry in India. There was a talk about modern extrusion technologies for developing complex shaped fibers such as islands-in-sea. A brief history on the development of mechanized cotton industry in the US and its economic impact on India was discussed, highlighting opportunities. Another presentation featured flexographic and gravure printing and coating for nonwovens. Another present results on anti-viral gloves and filters using the CuO technology which has been focused to deactivate HIV-1 and other viruses.
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|Published - Dec 2006