COIMBATORE: An International Conference on Advances in Textiles, Machinery, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles-ATNT 2007, will be held here from June 18 to 20, 2007; Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Assistant Professor, Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory, The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University Lubbock, said here on March 17.
It is jointly organized by Kumaraguru College of Technology, India and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, Texas Tech University, USA. The conference is broad based and will focus on the emerging and cutting-edge advancements in the frontier areas of Natural and Synthetic Fibers, Polymer and Fiber Production, General Textiles, Textile Machinery, Coloration and Finishing, Textile Testing, Nanotechnology, Smart Textiles, Nonwoven and Technical Textiles.
India is emerging as a textile and manufacturing powerhouse with enormous growth opportunities. With the burgeoning middle class population over 300 million; there will be an explosion of textile material usage in all sorts of applications, providing a huge market for global textile players. India is a preferred place for multinationals to venture into a myriad of business opportunities including nonwoven, medical, technical textiles and apparel sectors.
The conference theme and the place are ideal in the globalized economy and will provide a common platform for international community to exchange knowledge on the latest technological developments taking place in the global arena of textiles and allied fields. Given the importance of India in the global trade, this conference is timely and would open up a number of opportunities for global players for collaboration. This year’s conference will be the fourth international conference organized by Texas Tech University in India.
TOPICS of INTEREST for CONFERENCE
Papers are invited from prospective speakers on the following themes:
1. Advances in Spinning, Weaving and Knitting
2. Nonwoven Processes and Applications
3. Medical and Technical Textiles
4. Defense Textiles: Personnel Protection and Decontamination Technology
5. Advances in Natural Fibers and Synthetic Polymers
6. Composites Processing and Applications
7. Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials
8. Smart and Wearable Electronic Textiles
9. Developments in Textile Machinery
10. Developments in Textile Testing and Instrumentation
11. Current Development and Research in Coloration and Finishing
12. Garment Processing and Apparel Fashion Trends
13. Fiber and Textile Economics and Marketing
14. Textile Trade and Marketing
15. Globalization in Textile and Fiber Industry
Abstract of papers not exceeding 300 words, preferably in MS Word format should be sent by Email to: [email protected] on or before 27th April 2007. Papers must be presented by the authors or coauthors personally and will not be published in the proceedings unless presented.
The conference is an international collaborative endeavor between Kumaraguru College of Technology (KCT), India and The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH), Texas Tech University, USA.
KCT Coimbatore, established in 1984 is one of the premier engineering institutions in Tamil Nadu, India It is affiliated to Anna University and approved by AICTE, New Delhi. Courses offered are accredited by National Board of Accreditation (NBA). The Institution is ISO 9001: 2000 certified.
The Chairman of the college Arutselvar Dr. N. Mahalingam, Chairman of Sakthi Group is a well-known industrialist, educationalist and philanthropist. He is ably assisted by experienced structural engineer and administrator Professor Dr. K. Arumugam, Correspondent. Currently, KCT offers 12 Undergraduate and 12 Post Graduate programmes in Engineering & Technology, M.B.A, M.C.A and 3 Doctoral Research Programmes.
The 150 acres campus is provided with excellent infrastructure and all modern facilities. KCT has established R & D centers for Energy studies, Water & Environmental Studies, Structural Technology Research and Textile Technology & Machinery. At KCT, this conference is hosted by the Departments of Textile and Fashion Technology and the Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council’s Centres of Relevance & Excellence (CORE) in Textile Technology and Machinery.
Textile Technology Department at KCT started in 1995 has excelled in academic activities conducting B.Tech. Textile Technology and M.Tech. Textile Technology programs. The department is a recognized research center by Anna University, India for pursuing Ph.D.
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) has been established in the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India with the objective of undertaking technology forecasting, assessment studies and techno market surveys and establishing a national technology information system. TIFAC launched the Mission REACH (Relevance & Excellence in ACHieving new heights in educational institutions) as part of its Technology Vision 2020. The Mission REACH aims to create a chain of world-class Centres of Relevance & Excellence (CORE) in India targeting excellence in areas of relevance to Indian industries and society. TIFAC-CORE is joint venture involving intense participation of an educational institution, the government and the user organization.
The Centre of Relevance & Excellence (CORE) established at KCT is the 20th CORE in the country under the Mission REACH, which will be specializing in Textile Technology & Machinery. KCT-TIFAC CORE is the only centre dedicated to the textile/apparel sector in India. The Departments of Textile Technology, Fashion Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering and Electronics & Communication Engineering at KCT jointly promote KCT-TIFAC CORE.
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health was established in 1997 as a joint venture of Texas Tech University (TTU) and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), Lubbock, Texas, USA.
Ten years later, the program has developed into a world-class academic program with state-of-the-art laboratories where research conducted has tremendous impact on industry, education, governments and individuals around the globe.
In this short time, scientists at TIEHH, in collaboration with faculty at TTU and TTUHSC, have created a unique multidisciplinary research and academic program working to find answers to real-world issues related to the effects of toxics on the environment and human health.
Located at Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, TX, USA, TIEHH is also committed to stimulating the area's economic development through it’s almost $50 million in research grants and contracts facilitated through TIEHH since its establishment, creating close to $200 million dollars of economic impact.
Within TIEHH, the Division of Nonwoven and Advanced Materials was established to focus on and facilitate the development of value-added nonwoven and novel materials to enhance human life such as defense textiles and bio-based automotive textiles.
Nanotechnology-based research activities focus on nanoparticles for environmental contamination remediation, nanofiber filters, and bioengineered nanomaterials for human health improvements.
TIEHH is the first academic facility in the United States to house the most modern H1 technology needlepunching machine. Students involved in advanced materials research also graduate with MS and PhD degrees in Environmental Toxicology, which is also housed through TIEHH, as it is rated the leading environmental academic program in the nation.
Last date to submit abstract : April 27, 2007
Notification of paper acceptance : May 04, 2007
Last date to submit full text : May 27, 2007
Registration for exhibition and advertising in the souvenir : May 15, 2007
Full text of the accepted papers not exceeding ten pages in MS Word format should be sent by Email to: [email protected]
Papers submitted after 27th May 2007 may not be included in the conference proceedings.
CALL FOR DELEGATES
Papers presented in the conference would enrich the knowledge of the delegates in the frontier areas of textiles, fibrous structures, fabric finishes, nanotechnology, nonwoven and technical textiles. The deliberations and proceedings will be very valuable for the global textile audience and multinational companies. The conference will provide enormous opportunities for interactions which can spearhead new opportunities for academia and international companies.
Registration form can be downloaded from conference website www.atnt2007.com
Category Paid before
1st June 2007 Paid after
1st June 2007
Foreign Delegates US$ 300 US$ 350
Foreign delegates (Students ) US$ 125 US$ 150
Indian Delegates Rs.1500 Rs. 2000
Indian Delegates (Students ) Rs.1000 Rs.1500
Registration fee covers admission to all presentations, conference lunches, refreshment, social programs, inaugural and valedictory functions. In addition, each participant will receive the conference docket with the book of papers (CD-ROM) and conference souvenir.
All delegates attending the conference will receive participation certificates. Completed registration form from Indian delegates along with registration fee should be sent to Mr. G. Ramakrishnan. E-mail: [email protected]; Cell Phone (India): 98423-13921.
International participants should contact Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar at [email protected]; Tel: 001-806-885-0228; Cell Phone (USA): 001-806-445-1925; Fax: 001-806-885-2132.
MODE OF PAYMENT FOR INDIAN DELEGATES
Registration fee can be remitted by way of Cheque/Demand Draft/Credit Card
1.Cheque/Demand Draft should be made in the name of “The Principal, KCT” Payable at Coimbatore and marked “Account Payee Only”
2. If the payment is made by credit card (VISA, American Express, Master Card) Please send us the following:
a. Photocopy of the credit card (front and back)
b. Letter authorizing “ATNT 2007” to debit your card for the equivalent amount.
c. Credit Card number and validity printed separately. (In case of Masters / VISA Card please mention three digit CVV code and for AMEX card, the four digit batch Code)
This international conference provides an excellent opportunity for companies to gain global visibility and publicity by promoting their products and services to a highly focused audience besides networking with the participants from various parts of the world.
Sponsors are assured of full visibility through the conference souvenir, conference backdrops, conference documentations, conference CDs, inserts, advertisement materials like CDs, brochures about the products in the conference dockets and conference website www.atnt2007.com. Sponsors will also have the privilege of presentation/display of their products during the conference.
Sponsorship enquiries are highly appreciated towards this international conference.
CONFERENCE VENUE–THE COIMBATORE CITY
Coimbatore city, popularly known as ‘Manchester of South India’, is situated in the western part of Tamilnadu and is also the district headquarter. Coimbatore is well known for its textile industries and considered to be an industrial city with many foundries and machinery and accessories manufacturers. A number of textile spinning, weaving, garment and textile machinery manufacturing industries are located in and around the city. Coimbatore is the engineering hub of India with many engineering industries producing motors, pumps, machinery and spare parts. Coimbatore is also famous for its good academic infrastructure with a number of textile and engineering schools.
The city is located at 432 meters above the mean sea level. It enjoys a salubrious climate because of its proximity to the hills of the Western Ghats. It enjoys an excellent climate throughout the year. It is well connected by air and surface transport. This city is surrounded by major tourist spots and has always been a natural favorite with international tourists. Scenic hill stations of Ooty, Munnar and Kodaikannal, the historic temples of Perur, Palani, the historic cities of Madurai and Thanjavur and the nearby exciting Kerala with its enchanting back-waters and ayurvedic health resorts to name a few, are all a couple of hours drive from Coimbatore.
There are many hotels in star and middle level categories in Coimbatore offering affordable prices ranging from US$25 to US$100 per day. For delegates, hotel rooms will be reserved by the conference secretariat in hotels of their choice as per their request. Hotel tariffs in Indian Rupees for some well known hotels in Coimbatore are given below.
For further details on the conference, please contact:
Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar
Nonwoven and Advanced Materials Laboratory, TIEHH
Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-1163, USA.
Cell (USA): 001-806-445-1925
E-mail: [email protected]
Mr. G. Ramakrishnan
Joint Organizing Secretary
Department of Textile Technology
Kumaraguru College of Technology Coimbatore- 641 006
Cell (India): +919842313921
Email: [email protected]