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Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00-7:00 pm – Registration & Check-in – Registration Desk

5:00-6:00 pm – Keynote Address: How the College of Textiles is Enabling Future Leaders of the US Textiles Complex – West BC

Speaker: Dr. David Hinks

NC State University


6:00-8:00 pm – Cocktails & Hors D’oeuvres – Beachcomber’s or Atlantic View II


Monday, September 18, 2017

6:30-8:30 am Breakfast Buffet – Atlantic View II

7:45 am – Welcome – Day 1 Presentations – Mike Leamon, STRC Chairman – West BC

8:00 am – Active Textiles and Encapsulated Finishing Chemicals

Speaker: Troy Massey, Pulcra Chemical


9:15 am – Smart Textiles

Speaker: Dr. Tushar Ghosh, NC State University

10:15 am – Break – West BC

10:30 am – The Right Fluorine-free Durable Water Repellent for Your Application

Speaker: Magali Brown, Ph.D., NICCA

11:30 am – Halogen-free Flame Retardant Cyclotriphosphazene and Phosphoramidate Chemistry for Cotton, PET and PP

Speaker: Dr. Ahmed El-Shafei, NCSU

12:30 pm – Wrap-up Discussion

12:45 – Lunch (Boxed or Eat-In) – Boxed: Mezzanine West Eat-In: Café Amalfi

Afternoon – Social Activities / Personal Time


7-9pm – Cocktails – Beachcomber’s or Atlantic View II


8-9pm – Dinner


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:30-8:30 am – Breakfast Buffett – Atlantic View II

8:00 am – Welcome – Day 2 Presentations – West BC

Election Of Officers

Amendments To By-laws

8:15 am – Consumer Perspectives and Preferences for Functional Finishes

Speaker: Jimmy Rowe, Cotton Incorporated

9:15 am – Environmental and Health Considerations for Stain-resistant Fabric

Hardy Sullivan, Crypton Fabrics

10:15 am – Break – Mezzanine – West

10:30 am – A Better Fig Leaf or Beyond

The Fig Leaf

Speaker: Dr. Phil Brown, Clemson University

11:30 am – Conference Wrap-up

Noon – Conference Adjourns


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Further information on the conference and a registration form can be obtained at the STRC web site,, or by contacting the Conference Secretary (Ken Greeson,, (919) 678-2455).

The registration fee for the conference is $450. Conference, Sunday reception, breakfasts, Monday lunch, and associated taxes/tips are included. Refunds are subject to $75.00 registration fee. An additional $149 is required for those wishing to bring spouse (to cover meals).

Hotel Registration Is Separate
A block of rooms is available at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort at a rate of $139 per night (plus taxes) for the nights of September 17 and 18, 2017. Please call the Hilton internal reservations line at 1 (800) 876-0010 and mention STRC. For those attendees wishing to arrive a day early, the Hilton has some rooms available at the $139 rate for Saturday night (September 16).

Please note and observe the following conference guidelines:

  1. Entertaining is not permitted.
  2. Papers presented at the conference are not published by STRC; however, interaction with speakers is highly encouraged, so copies may be available at the presenters’ discretion.
  3. All conference delegates are expected to attend all technical sessions and the gatherings on both Sunday and Monday Evenings.
  4. Attendance is encouraged at the opening reception.
  5. Attire for all conference activities is casual.

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