keynote Speakers

Prof. Gang Sun
Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA
孙刚 - 美国加州大学戴维斯分校生物与农业工程学院教授
Functional Finishes of Textiles with Green Chemicals and Sustainable Approaches
Abstract: Chemical finishing of textile materials is an indispensable process in fabrication of textile products, introducing novel performance functions to and removing inherent defects of textile materials. However, the chemical wet treatments use chemicals, consume energy, and often produce wastewater and pollutants consequently, becoming the major concern in sustainable textile production. Exploration of innovative treatment processes and environmentally friendly chemicals has been a focus of research activities for many years. In this presentation, several different approaches in the chemical treatment processes of textiles will be discussed, including wrinkle free treatment of cotton fabrics, antibacterial finishing, and coloration of textiles.

Prof. Guangwei Fu
Executive vice President of China textile engineering society, China
伏广伟 - 中国纺织工程学会常务副理事长、亚洲纺织学会联盟主席
Commonness and Individuality of Technological Innovation in Textile Industry
Abstract: As the textile industry is a typical chain economy, the upstream and downstream cooperation should be taken into account for innovation. The path of technology innovations extends from front to back, but the subject research should be advanced from back to front. The technology innovations of the textile industry from fiber to clothing comprise a large number of common technologies composed of individualized point innovations, and the systematic combing of these technologies is of great significance to the overall technology innovation of the industry. Several typical industry technology innovation cases were listed in the report for viewing the common and individual problems of industry innovation, providing references for scientific and technological workers in the subject selection and the commercialization of scientific and research achievements.

Yugao Zhang
R&D Director of Esquel Group; Executive Director of China Textile Engineering Society
张玉高 - 香港溢达集团研发总监、中国纺织工程学会常务理事
Transformation towards Sustainability
Abstract: Fashion, the second largest polluting industry in the world, has long been imposing negative impact on the environment as it grows. However, the situation is changing. With the rising awareness on environment protection, consumers are now thinking about safety and sustainability more than ever, especially under the influence of COVID-19. Therefore, transformation is imperative. It is glad to see that part of the industry has already started to take actions to minimize its environmental impact: brands started to launch sustainability programs that focus not only on products but also on production processes; manufacturers started to think about controlling hazardous substances from the input. But we also need to realize, without doubt, that this should be a collective effort of the whole supply chain. From raw materials to end products, opportunities of sustainability lie in every step. By looking at existing processes and finding innovative new strategies, the long-term positive impact of sustainability will be realized. And the winners coming out of this crisis, are the ones that have already incorporated sustainability into real business practices.

Prof. Andrew Shaw
Director of the Built Environment and Sustainable Technology Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK
Electromagnetic Sensor Technologies
Abstract: This presentation will discuss the development and application of electromagnetic sensor technologies with a large number of examples. Combined with the research status of smart sportswear, the application prospect of electromagnetic sensors in the cross field of clothing is discussed.

Prof. Chi-wai Kan
Institute of Textiles and Clothing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University; Associate Editor of AATCC Journal of Research
简志伟 - 香港理工大学纺织与制衣系教授
Development of durable antibacterial textile fabrics for application in healthcare environment – from laboratory scale to factory production
Abstract: Recently, there has been an increase in the development of functional textiles with antibacterial effect to airborne bio-particles and micro-organism in health and medical sectors. The inhibition of the growth of microbes in textile material surface can be achieved through biocidal approach and biostatic approach. In this study, we developed a healthcare textile with durable antibacterial effect.  Discussion will be provided on the way from laboratory scale to factory production.

Prof. Fu Liu
Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology & Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences
刘富 - 中国科学院宁波材料技术与工程研究所教授
Title: Design and preparation of polymeric membranes for oil/water separation
Abstract: Membrane fouling was the key obstacle that limited the practical separation of oil/water emulsions. The main reason for membrane fouling during oil/water separation was the deposition of dispersed phase (e.g., oil or water phase) on membrane surface. The key challenge for solving the fouling problem is to completely remove fouling dispersed phases during filtration, which was associated with both membrane surface chemistry and also the separation process. In this work, membrane fouling during oil/water separation was avoided by using a designed poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) microfiltration membrane with moderate surface structure (RSa value was 390 nm) and hydrophilicity (water contact angle was 59±1o). When treating oil-in-water emulsion, membrane permeability (1078±50 Lm-2h-1bar-1) can be well maintained for 2 h continuous flowing filtration with separation efficiency above 99%. After membrane filtration, the micro-emulsion penetrated through the membrane to form the coalesced oil phase. The membrane coalescence offers an efficient and continuous “non-fouling” oil/water emulsion separation due to balanced affinity, displaying its great potential in a large scale of oil/water separation.

Prof. Binjie Xin
Vice Dean of School of Textile and Fashion, Shanghai University of Engineering Science (SUES);
Shanghai Pujiang Scholar
辛斌杰 - 上海工程技术大学纺织服装学院副院长、上海浦江学者、教授
Application of Computer Vision in the Field of Textiles
Abstract: Computer vision has been used for the quality control of textile product with the quick development of computer science and technology, it has the advantages of objective, digital and efficient, compared with the manual operation based on human eyes. A review of some typical applications of computer vision for the objective measurement and evaluation of textile products has been conducted in this paper, such as fiber identification, yarn evenness analysis, fabric appearance evaluation.  Related works provide a useful solution for the establishment of modern quality control system in the future.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020
September 25, 2020

Registration Deadline: September 30, 2020

Conference Date: October 15-17, 2020

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