The 5th edition of the International Conference on “Advances in Textiles, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles-ATNT 2008” will be organized by Texas Tech University in collaboration with Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore, India from July 14-16, 2008. Several leading international professional bodies such as INDA, TAPPI (Nonwovens Division), IFAI (Safety and Protective Products Division) and Society of Dyers and Colorists (SDC-India) serve as honorary sponsors of this international meet. The theme and venue of the international conference is timely as India offers enormous potential for the growth in technical textiles. A recent study by researchers at Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory at Texas Tech University shows that the technical textile industry’s growth in India will be in double digits for the next 3-5 years.

As the industry is growing with support from both public and private sectors, it is extremely essential to bring leading scientists and industrialists from many parts of the world in one platform. The 5th edition of ATNT 2008 will focus on cutting-edge research and marketing papers spanning the entire segment of textile industry from fiber to finish, nonwoven, technical textiles to marketing and economics. This year, the organizers will have a special/dedicated session on cotton.

For the first time in its history, the conference will also present awards to individuals who have played major roles in the growth of technical textile industry in India.

A call for the papers has been extended and brief abstracts should be sent to the Organizing Secretary listed below no latter than May 15, 2008. Table-top presentations and sponsoring opportunities are also available. More information on this conference can be obtained at: www.atnt2008.com

Please contact:
Dr. Seshadri “Ram” Ramkumar,
Organizing Secretary
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX, USA.
Cell: 806-445-1925
Fax: 806-885-0228
Email: s.ramkumar@ttu.edu