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Graduate Student Poster Program Presents Advanced Technologies

May 23, 2017

Techtextil North America Presents Exciting Features in Chicago

Techtextil North America 2017 prepares to open its doors in less than a month at McCormick Place – Lakeside Center June 20, 22, 2017. This year’s show focuses on functional textiles, nonwovens, smart textiles in connected cars, technology, equipment and much more.

Techtextil North America will once again be hosting a co-location with JEC Group and their show The Future of Composites in Construction on the same show floor.

2017 Graduate Poster Program

The 2017 Graduate Student Poster Program will be represented by top textile Universities from around the United States. As leading scholars studying in the field of technical textiles and nonwovens, 10 students will be presenting their graduate study research on the show floor at Techtextil North America.

The goal of this program is to provide a forum in which students can present and discuss their latest research on advanced technologies in textiles, nonwovens and materials work during its early stages, meet some of their peers who have related interests, and introduce themselves to more senior members of the field. 

Focus Areas Included:

Nonwovens: Fibers, Polymers, Nanofibers, Functionalization, Medical and hygiene, Wipes, Filtration, Automotive

Technical Textiles: Composites, Nanotechnology, Smart Fabrics, Geosynthetics, Safety and Protective, High Performance, Automotive, Medical, ElectroTextiles, Coated Fabrics

Graduate Students Participating in The Poster Program:

Anuradha Gupta, North Carolina State University

Elizabeth Claunch, North Carolina State University

Jessica Appelstein, Fashion Institute of Technology

Rahim Jindani, North Carolina State University

Apurba Banerjee, University of Georgia

Chris Staszel, University of Illinois

Lauren Tolbert McCoy, University of Georgia

Qing Huang, Fashion Institute of Technology

Tushar Bambharoliya, North Carolina State University

Alex Kolbasov, University of Illinois

Features Not To Be Missed

“Tech Talks”

For the first time Techtextil North America will host "Tech Talks" Powered by the Nonwoven Institute. For three days the Nonwoven's Institute will host complimentary daily mini sessions on Nonwovens in Transportation, Safety and Filtration as well as 9 graduate students will also be presenting their research. These sessions are first come first serve and will be held on the show floor. To view the Tech Talks schedule, click here.

Joint Complimentary Session with JEC Group

Join your industry peers in a joint session with JEC Group focusing on the collaboration of Technical textiles and Composites in Construction. On June 21, 2017 from 1PM – 2PM three highly acclaimed speakers will take the stage to present on Textile reinforced cement, Ceiling insulation applications developed from waste fibers, and the study of composite sandwich renovation panels. The Session is free to all visitors and exhibitors. View Schedule here.

SPESA Hosts Coinciding Conference

The 8th Advancements in Manufacturing Technologies Conference will be held on June 20, 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. The Conference will focus on 'Understanding the Technology of Things' (ToT) in the manufacturing of sewn products and flexible materials. Understanding ToT will help transform the entire manufacturing process which will enable higher productivity at lower costs.

Learn more about the Spesa Conference

To register for Techtextil North America, please visit our website:

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world's largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With some 2,400 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of over €640 million. Thanks to its farreaching ties with the relevant sectors and to its international sales network, the Group looks after he business interests of its customers effectively. A comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services.

With its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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