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TAPPI Webinar – Nanotechnology in Fibrous Materials: 101

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Join Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar on April 7 at 1:00 p.m. EDT for Nanotechnology in Fibrous Materials: 101 Webinar.
Nanotechnology has practical and commercial applications in technical textiles, particularly in the area of functional finishing and defense. This presentation will provide an overview of the field and discuss new applications that have evolved in connection with developing nonwoven fibrous materials, performance clothing, and protective textiles. The environment and health impacts of nanotechnology and science will also be examined. It is important for the nonwovens and technical industry to understand the health and environmental aspects of nanoscience and technology as it may influence future products in the market place.
About the Speaker:
Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar is currently a professor of technical textiles at Texas Tech University. His research focuses on developing value-added materials using nonwovens and nano technologies. He currently holds three U.S. patents. One of his inventions, "Fibertect," has been commercialized and is recommended as a component of next-generation, "Low-cost Personal Decontamination System (LPDS)." He serves on the editorial boards of many international journals, including AATCC Journal of Research. He is currently the vice-chair of the NET Division of TAPPI. He played a key role in creating sessions on nanotechnology and protective materials at the INDA-TAPPI joint nonwoven conference. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Textile Association (India) and has received the Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, the highest research award given at Texas Tech University.

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