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ASTM Int. announces textile conference

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, together with Atlas Material Testing Solutions and DyStar, will hold a one-day conference on Textiles – Light and Weatherfastness, on January 21, 2011, in Mumbai, India.

The conference`s topics of light and weather fastness were chosen to address the growing need for technical and high-performance textiles. The events will provide a significant opportunity to learn about various aspects of these cutting-edge issues as well as enable a unique information exchange.

Conference speakers include: Dr. Andreas Giehl, DyStar Germany; Dr. Martin Bide, University of Rhode Island; Professor Josep Valldeperas, INTEXTER Spain; Adrian Meili, TESTEX AG Switzerland; Dr. , North Carolina State University; Dr. Wolfgang Schiller, Germany Fastness Committee DEK; and two invited DyStar speakers for light fastness chemistry and automotive aspects.

Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in , product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.