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November 22, 2011 - ASTM International will sponsor Smart Textile Applications workshop, scheduled for February 1, 2012 in Atlanta, GA. As area of smart textiles is rapidly evolving, workshop will explore what is being done using smart textiles in various applications with goal of identifying areas where standards can support this emerging technology. Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks prior to workshop and closes January 25, 2012. There is no fee to attend.

ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Smart Textile Applications

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ASTM International
100 Barr Harbor Dr., Box C700
West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: November 18, 2011

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International will sponsor a workshop on Smart Textile Applications on Feb. 1, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Ga. The symposium will be held in conjunction with ASTM's winter standards development meetings.

ASTM International is in the process of developing a roadmap relative to potential standards development in the smart textile sector. While a standard definition may not yet be established, research indicates that smart textiles may include functional materials and/or structures that sense and react to environmental conditions or stimuli, such as those from mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, magnetic, or other sources.

The area of smart textiles is evolving at a rapid pace. This workshop will explore what is being done using smart textiles in various applications with the objective of identifying areas where standards can support this emerging technology. Potential smart textile applications include:

  • Technical textiles-automotive applications, geotextiles (reinforcement of embankments or leak detection), agrotextiles (textiles for crop protection);
  • Clothing-medical applications for monitoring and treatment, military, protective clothing (i.e., thermal insulation, heat and radiation), consumer technology such as Bluetooth), security (i.e., access control, identification, GPS); and
  • Home textiles-carpets, upholstery, beds for comfort adaptation.

    Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Jan. 25. There is no fee to attend the workshop.

    For additional information, visit, or contact Pat Picariello, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA. (phone: 610-832-9720;

    ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.

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