ASTM sponsors workshop on sustainability in textiles.
Press Release Summary:
April 22, 2011 - Scheduled for June 15, 2011, Sustainability in Textiles workshop will give participants a better understanding of the definitions for sustainable textiles, existing industry best practices, and the relevance and benefits global standards might have in efforts to improve sustainability. Some topics of interest will include textiles and climate change, need for international standard, current fiber production systems, and goals of Subcommittee D13.40.
Original Press Release
ASTM International Sponsors Workshop on Sustainability in Textiles
Press release date: April 20, 2011
o Textiles and climate change;
o The need for an international sustainable textiles standard;
o Sharing the best practices within textiles and from other leading industries;
o Current fiber production systems, eco impact and sustainable fiber production systems;
o Sharing the goals of Subcommittee D13.40 and outline to all participants the tasks considered for the next two years to be undertaken; and
o Creating a working group for standards development on fibers. Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes June 8. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members is $25 USD for online registration and $50 USD for on-site registration. The fee for non-ASTM members is $50 USD online and $75 USD on site. There is no fee for presenters and students with valid ID. For more information on the workshop, visit www.astm.org/D13work0611.htm. Additional technical information is available from workshop chair Shreyaskar Chaudhary, Pratibha Syntex Pvt. Ltd, Pithampur, India (phone: +011- 91-72924-04304; firstname.lastname@example.org). 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. ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; email@example.com