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Antimicrobials for Textiles in a Post-pandemic World
Thursday, April 22, 2021, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
Category: AAPN Virtual Event

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Webinar:  Antimicrobials for Textiles in a Post-pandemic World

Sponsored by AAPN Partner Ascend Performance Materials

Thursday | April 22 | 11:am - Noon EDT

This webinar is free of charge to all executives in the textile/apparel supply chain.  Registration is required.


Last year saw a spike in innovation in – and demand for – antimicrobial textiles as the world battled a pandemic. Now, as access to vaccines reduces infection rates and daily life resumes, what does the “new normal” look like for our industry?

We’ve gathered a roundtable of experts to examine the role of microbe-fighting fabrics and yarns in a post-pandemic world: 

  • Tony Anzovino, the chief sourcing and merchandising officer at Haggar Clothing and chairman of AAPN, is an apparel industry veteran with over 35 years' experience in manufacturing, sourcing and technical development.
  • Nicholas Makos retooled a family embroidery business into enGuard, a PPE-producing start-up manufacturing reusable masks.
  • Linda Tiberi is a supply chain and strategic sourcing expert whose career has taken her from Nike to Adidas to Under Armour.
  • Moderator Harrie Schoots, the president of American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists and a senior manager of business development at Ascend Performance Materials, brings a background in textile chemistry and a passion for new technologies.

The panel will discuss the evolution of antimicrobial textiles; consumer confidence in finished goods made with sustainable, high-performance materials; and the importance of a sound supply chain when bringing innovation to market.

Like many industries, apparel producers faced demand swings, supply chain interruptions and financial market uncertainty during the last year, and as consumers focused more than ever on hygiene practices, the interest in antimicrobial textiles skyrocketed,” Schoots said. “Now, as we plan for a post-pandemic world, we find ourselves needing to separate the gimmicks from the garbage and determine what brings real value to customers.”




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