96th Scientific Session Report:
'High Performance Textiles'
96th Scientific Session 'High Performance
Textiles'& 195th Board of Directors’ Meeting
The 96th Technical Session ‘High Performance Textiles’
of the Institute of Textile Science was held on 14 April 2004 at
Industry Canada in Ottawa. ITS President, Dawn Carrick and Industry
Canada’s Nita Saville and Bernard Ouellet welcomed distinguished
speakers and participants. It was stressed that the Institute of
Textile Science Canada is an important catalyst for of the industry
the exchange and sharing of information among our key textile players,
critical to new developments and growth.
This follows a highly successful October 2003 ITS 95th Scientific
Session ‘From Silk to High Tech’ held in Kingston. Industry
Canada kindly hosted the 96th ITS Scientific Session. The Institute
of Textile Science Canada is pleased to welcome the record number
of participants in the 96th technical session in Ottawa.
ITS Vice-President, Dr Shafiul Islam, CText FTI, of TexTek Solutions,
chaired the 96th Scientific Session: ‘High Performance Textiles’.
Four distinguished speakers made their resourceful presentations
with an insightful and interactive Q&A period. Many participants’
meaningful interactions made the Q&A session more interesting.
Dr Betty Crown of University of Alberta and Dr Lena Horne of University
of Manitoba made remarkable contributions in this session.
L>R: Sean Procunier, Tac Wear Inc.; Dr. J. F. Ouellette,
DuPont Canada; Dawn Carrick, DND; Erhardt Schumann, Dupont Canada;
Peter Aspley, Invista; Darko Medved, Ivodex Enterprises Inc.; Dr.
Shafiul Islam, CText FTI, TexTek Solutions; Jerry Bauerle, BodyCote
Dr. J. F. Ouellette of DuPont Canada, Mississauga presented his
research, ‘Chemical and Particulate Protective Clothing for
National Defence’ with an overview of the applications for
protective garments in Law Enforcement and National Defence. He
highlighted R&D initiatives around the various levels of protection,
garment construction, fabric differentiation as well as present
and future applications.
Peter Aspley of Invista made a unique presentation on behalf of
Rego Bespoke Clothiers. The FITTER TM is the world’s first
electronic measurement system made by retailers for retailers -
the next best thing to cloning tailors. Of particular interest –
measuring for uniforms from remote locations.
Sean Procunier of Tac Wear Inc., Scarborough, Ontario presented
“Performance Apparel for Law Enforcement and National Defence”
with an overview of the applications for performance apparel garments
in Law Enforcement and National Defence as well as information about
performance fabrics, garment construction, present and future end
L>R: Richard Cormier, the CTT Group and Marcel Daoust, CIMEQ
Marcel Daoust of CIMEQ and Richard Cormier of the CTT Group, Quebec
presented “Smart Textiles: The Intelligent Textile Technological
Alliance Project.” This presentation was focused on the latest
developments in the field of “smart textiles” with details
of a new Canadian ITTA initiative that has been formed to assist
companies with the development of smart textile solutions that will
meet the practical needs of consumers, industry organizations and
ITS Treasurer, Jerry Bauerle of BodyCote Ortech; President, Dawn
Carrick of DND and Past President, Erhardt Schumann of Dupont Canada
presented tokens of appreciation to the distinguished speakers.
This year, ITS welcomes two new members: John Winship of Gentex
Corporation, Carbondale, PA and Majibur Rahman Khan of Textile System
Engineering Dept., Shinshu University, Japan.
Bernard Ouellet, CATIP, Industry Canada
Dawn Carrick, ITS President, chaired the 195th Board of Directors’
Meeting of ITS, held in Industry Canada, Ottawa on 14 April 2004.
Among the ITS Board of Directors, Shafiul Islam, Darko Medved, Jerry
Bauerle and Erhardt Schumann attended the 195th BODs meeting.
The Institute of Textile Science will be holding its 97th Scientific
Session: ‘Cutting Edge Technical Textiles’ on Tuesday,
October 20th, 2004 in Missiassuga, Ontario. ITS Canada is inviting
guest speakers for the forthcoming scientific sessions. This will
be followed by the ITS Annual General Meeting. The 196th ITS Board
of Directors Meeting will also take place in Ottawa on October 19th.
We welcome you all on October 20th in Mississauga.
By: Shafiul A. Islam; PhD, CText FTI
Vice-President, Institute of Textile Science Canada
Chair, ITS 96th Scientific Session ‘High Performance Textiles’
ITS 96th Scientific Session Program & Registration Form