21st Annual Green Chemistry & Engineering Conference | June 13-15, 2017 | Reston, Virginia

Challenges, Tools, and Innovation in the Apparel and Footwear Sector

Symposium Organizer: John Frazier, Senior Technical Director, Hohenstein Institute America, ACS GCI Governing Board

The apparel and footwear industries are confronted with a number of challenges as they supply product to an expanding global population. Green chemistry and engineering innovation is increasingly seen as the way for industry to deliver high performance materials and product while simultaneously minimizing environmental impact. These sessions will highlight efforts and tools used by textile and polymer chemical suppliers, apparel manufacturers, footwear manufacturers, and brands to deliver on the demands for product performance while preserving constrained resources.