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Textiles Conference to be held January 2011 in Mumbai, India.

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August 23, 2010 - Together with Atlas Material Testing Solutions and DyStar, ASTM International will hold one-day conference, Textiles - Light and Weatherfastness, on January 21 in Mumbai, India. Topics were chosen because based on growing need for technical and high performance textiles. In addition to hearing from diverse conference speakers, attendees will learn about various aspects of cutting edge issues as well as benefit from information exchange.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM International Announces Conference on Textiles to be Held in Mumbai, India in January 2011

Press release date: August 18, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.-ASTM International, together with Atlas Material Testing Solutions and DyStar, will hold a one-day conference on Textiles - Light and Weatherfastness, on Jan. 21, 2011, in Mumbai, India. The conference's topics of light and weatherfastness were chosen because the need for technical and high performance textiles has been growing exponentially. The events will provide a significant opportunity to learn about various aspects of these cutting edge issues as well as enable a unique information exchange. Conference speakers include: Dr. Andreas Giehl, DyStar Germany; Dr. Martin Bide, University of Rhode Island; Professor Josep Valldeperas, INTEXTER Spain; Mr. Adrian Meili, TESTEX AG Switzerland; Dr. John Hauser, North Carolina State University; Dr. Wolfgang Schiller, Germany Fastness Committee DEK; and two invited DyStar speakers for light fastness chemistry and automotive aspects. For more information, contact Mr. Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan, ASTM International India Textile Instructor and Technical and Services Consultant, Madras, India (phone: +011-91-44-2615-1009; textile1@astm.org). Established in 1898, 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 around the globe. ASTM Contact: Mr. Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan, Phone: +011-91-44-2615-1009; textile1@astm.org ASTM PR Contact: Barbara Schindler, Phone: 610-832-9603; bschindl@astm.org

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