Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association

The Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association is a non-profit organization comprised of individuals affiliated with the synthetic yarn and fiber industry.  Representation in the industry includes fiber producers, texturizers, staple yarn manufacturers, fabric producers for apparel, automotive, upholstery, and industrial markets.  Additionally, raw material suppliers, equipment manufacturers, and service providers related to the industry are valuable contributors to the organization.

Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association Fall Conference

The Strong Economy and Advances in Technology
November 29-30, 2018
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Complimentary Lunch Served During

1:00 p.m. -1:10 p.m. - Opening Remarks
                                   SYFA President,
Machell Apple
                                   True Textiles

1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. - On the Economic, Political & Business Climate
                                   Roger Tutterow, Professor of Economics                                                   Kennesaw State University

1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Chill Out, How Synthetics Can Revolutionize                                         Cooling Fabrics
                                   Apurba Banerjee, Chief Scientist

2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. - Proposition 65 and Related Hot Topics                                                  in Chemical Regulation
                                  Lynn L Bergeson, Managing Partner
                                  Bergeson & Campbell

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Human Resources
                                   Dan Garrison, VP Human Resources
                                   Miliken & Company

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Textile Policy Update
                                    Sara Beatty, Senior Vice President
                                    National Council of Textile Organizations

* SYFA Cocktail Reception 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday, November 30, 2018

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. - Registration and Complimentary Breakfast                                                Buffet 

8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m. - Opening Remarks
                                    SYFA President, Machell Apple
                                    True Textiles

8:10 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. -
Fiber Update
                                   Laura Murphy, Research Director
                                   Wood Mackenzie

8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Sustainable Chemical Auxiliaries On
                                   Man Made Fibers
                                   Anna Lucea, PhD, Business Development Manager
                                   Bozzetto Group

9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. -  Break

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Transforming Fashion With Kelp-Derived Yarn
                                     Aaron Nesser, CO-Founder & CEO
                                     AlgiKnit, Inc.

10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - Rising Transportation Cost
                                       Denise Giff, EVP
                                       Salem Leasing

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Aramid Growth In The Global Market
                                       Keir High, Sales Manager,
                                       Heat & Cut Protection
                                       Teijin Aramid, USA, Inc

Fall Conference Schedule At A Glance

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