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.

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Synthetic Yarn and Fabric Association Spring Conference

A Sustainable Thread

April 25-26, 2019
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel



Thursday, April 25th

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


1:00 p.m. - 1:10 p.m.       Opening Remarks: 
                                       SYFA Secretary/Treasurer, Alasdair Carmichael
  
    

1:10 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.       Is There Enough US RPET To Meet Fiber                                                 Industry Needs?
                                       Alasdair Carmichael, NAPCOR


1:50 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.       Taking On The Industry's Next Big                                                           Challenge: Microfiber Shedding
                                       David Morano,Director of Global Purchasing                                            & Sourcing, Polartec



2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.       Break

                                      
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.       Mark Vitner, Wells Fargo


3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.       John Bradshaw, Shaw Industries


4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.       New Innovation In Smart Yarn
                                       Matthew Kolmes, Supreme Corporation
                                       

                                                   

  Cocktail reception immediately following close of Thursday sessions.

Friday, April 26th

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

8:00 a.m.8:00 a.m. - 8:10 a.m.     Board of Directors Election:
                                    
 SYFA Secretary/Treasurer,
                                     Alasdair Carmichael


8:10 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.     Investment In Synthetics In The Americas
                                      Mike Todaro, AAPN


8:50 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.      Dr. Karen Leonas


9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.      Break


9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.    IFB Solutions:  Our Vision Is Working
                                     
 Danny Kelly, Coo, IFB
                                      Nicole Ducoeur, Senior Director of Corporate                                          Communications and Programs, IFB



10:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.   Alex Freixa, Twistechnology


11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.    New Horizon For Chemical Recycling
                                        Sanjay Mehta, Sustainability Platform                                                    Manager, Indorama


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