2020 FFF Expert Talks - Live Webinar Series
Microfiber Analysis for More Sustainable Product Development
Date: Monday, July 20
Time: 10:00 AM EDT
Microparticles released from synthetic fibers are tiny pieces of plastic released during mechanical stress, like washing. If allowed to enter larger water systems, they can wreak havoc on ecosystems and food chains. Using a new method, researchers can quantify the fiber count, length, diameter and shape of microfibers – real data for use in developing more sustainable textiles.
Speaker: Dr. Jan Beringer
Speaker Title: Senior Scientific Expert
Speaker Bio: After studying chemistry with a special focus on textile and fiber chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Dr. Beringer started his career as Head of the Competence Center Innovative Textiles at Hohenstein. From 2009 to 2015 he was the Head of Research and Development of the Department of Function and Care. Since Function and Care, mainly
specializing in research and testing in the fields 2016, Jan has led the development of clothing physiology, fit and workmanship of garments, functionalization of fabrics, textile UV protection, textile reprocessing.
Since 2015 he has served as Scientific Expert.
Dr. Beringer has extensive knowledge in textile and fiber chemistry, functionalization, nanotechnology, coating and finishing and clothing physiology