Press Release Summary:
Hosted by ASTM International, virtual meeting addressed sustainable textile manufacturing concerns, what it means, and how to determine it. Participants from India, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Europe, and US represented textile firms, testing agencies, academia, and ASTM International. In addition to ASTM's work in sustainability standardization, content included use of E60 forum to meet specific needs, how to address challenges in sustainable textile manufacturing, and other related issues.
Original Press Release:
ASTM International Hosts Virtual Session on Sustainability and Textiles
W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., November 16, 2009-Sustainability in the textile industry brought together an international audience for a recent virtual meeting hosted by ASTM International. Close to 30 professionals from India, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Europe and the United States, representing textile firms, testing agencies, academia and ASTM International, participated.
Concerns about sustainable textile manufacturing, what it means and how to determine it, led to the meeting, according to Jayakumar Gopalakrishnan, ASTM's India textile instructor and technical and service consultant. "The issue of sustainable textile manufacture is being pursued by many persons as well as organizations," he says.
The virtual session provided information about ASTM's work in sustainability standardization, how one industry is using the E60 forum to meet its needs, the way that one manufacturer has addressed some of the challenges in pioneering sustainable textile manufacturing and issues related to sustainability in textiles. Sessions and presenters included the following.
Reaction to the session was positive. "This is a new idea to have more people join globally with knowledge sharing that happens on our desktop," says K. Nagaraj, senior manager, Softlines, TaV SaD South Asia, who participated in the session.
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