23rd Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference and 9th International Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry | June 11 - 13, 2019

Challenges in Closing the Loop for Textiles

Organizer: John Frazier, Senior Technical Director, Hohenstein Institute America

Material and chemical manufacturers are redefining what they make, how they make it, and how their inputs impact the processes and footprint for creating consumer and industrial products. Greener, more sustainable materials, chemistry and engineering are widely embraced as the way to create and deliver high performance products, minimize environmental impacts, and advance circular life cycles. This session will discuss the challenges the industry faces for closing the loop on materials, recognize some of the barriers, and highlight some of the efforts and wins already occurring. In this session, material, chemical and process innovations transforming end of life considerations for textiles and footwear.